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VCHS Foundation awarded America’s Farmers Grow Communities Donation from local farmer


ORD, Neb. – Valley County farmer, Adam Jackson and his wife, Amy Jackson, directed a $2,500 donation to the Valley County Health System (VCHS) Foundation as part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.  

As part of their mission, and at the request of the Jackson’s, the VCHS Foundation will use the funds to help with the required remodel of the hospital pharmacy.  “We are so grateful for this thoughtful donation from the Jackson’s,” VCHS Foundation Director, Becky Ries, said.  “Our number one priority is enhancing and sustaining high-quality healthcare in Central Nebraska and that is made possible by the generosity of the members of our community and surrounding areas.”

Since the program began in 2010, the Grow Communities program has partnered with farmers to support nonprofit organizations important to them in their local communities. The program has given more than $29 million to farming communities since its inception, including more than $3 million in 2018. Each year, farmers enter for a chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit they care about in their community. The organizations reflect the makeup and character of rural America, including emergency response organizations, schools, youth agriculture programs, food banks and many others.

“Farmers play a pivotal role in rural communities, and through their commitment to the Grow Communities program, we are able to provide the monetary support these nonprofit organizations need to make an impact,” said Al Mitchell, Monsanto Fund president. “We’re proud to play a part in helping these rural communities grow and thrive.”

The America’s Farmers campaign highlights the importance of modern U.S. Agriculture through communications and community outreach programs that partner with farmers to impact rural America. To learn more, visit America’s Farmers at www.AmericasFarmers.com.

The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work.  Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.monsantofund.org.

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Pictured: Adam Jackson, Amy Jackson, VCHS RN & Acute Care Nurse Manager, Becky Ries, VCHS Foundation Director, and Stephanie Friesen, VCHS Foundation Board Member