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Monsanto Fund

Area farmer directs funds to Friends of Rippey

America's Farmers Grow Communities donation supports local organization.

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 Brian Brenny (Monsanto DSM, far left),  Andy Riley, Monsanto representative from Rippey,  and Ned and Janice Johnston (far right) present Mary Hick and Connie Neese with Friends of Rippey with a $2,500 donation from the Monsanto Fund through America’s Farmers Grow Communities.  

RIPPEY, Iowa (March 31, 2015) – Friends of Rippey has received a $2,500 donation from Greene County farmer Janice Johnston and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The donation will help the organization provide repairs and improvements to the Rippey Community Room.

“The Friends of Rippey are thankful to Ned and Janice Johnston for directing this donation to us. We are excited to make improvement to the Rippey Community Room to better serve the more than 600 patrons we expect in the coming year,” said Friends of Rippey President Mary Weaver.

For five years, America’s Farmers Grow Communities has collaborated with farmers to donate over $16.5 million to over 7,300 community organizations across rural America. This year winning farmers will direct another $3.3 million to nonprofits to help fight rural hunger, purchase lifesaving fire and EMS equipment, support agriculture youth leadership programs, buy much needed classroom resources, and so much more.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities is part of the America’s Farmers initiative. Since 2010, the America’s Farmers campaign and programs have advocated on behalf of farmers and their efforts to meet society’s needs through agriculture. Today, consumers are more interested than ever in agriculture and how food is grown. Consider joining the conversation and helping to raise awareness about agriculture. Learn more at 

About America’s Farmers

The America’s Farmers initiative celebrates U.S. farmers and highlights the importance of agriculture through communications and community outreach programs. To learn more, visit America’s Farmers

About the Monsanto Fund

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