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Seed to Feed gets $2,500 grant

Monsanto-backed fund connects farmers and non-profit groups.

Posted on March 5, 2014 at 6:28 p.m.

ELKHART — Church Community Services' Seed to Feed Program will be presented with a $2,500 grant this week.

The program, which grows fresh produce for the Elkhart County Food Bank, was selected to receive the grant from America's Farmers Grow Community by Elkhart County farmer Andrew Williams, according to a news release from America's Farmers Grow Communities.

America's Farmers Grow Communities, a program sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and designed to support nonprofit groups working in rural communities. Farmers are encouraged to enter to win $2,500 to be given to the nonprofit of their choice.

A Monsanto representative will present a check to Seed to Feed representatives in a ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the Shipshewana Auction Restaurant, 345 S Van Buren St.,Shipshewana.




 This Jan. 5, 2012, file photo shows firefighters working to extinguish a hay fire in Millersburg. Extension educator Jeff Burbrink said farmers must monitor their hay for rising temperatures and act before a fire occurs.

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 The brown marmorated stink bug is seen on an apple, a fruit that it likes to eat. (Purdue Agricultural Communication Photo/John Obermeyer)

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