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Local farmers donate $2,500 to St. Paul’s School

Perham area farmers Steve and Annette Gorentz have directed a $2,500 donation to St. Paul’s Lutheran School. Funded by America’s Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will help the school purchase educational materials.

Through this program, farmers across the country have directed more than $3.2 million to nonprofits in 1,289 counties in 39 states.

“St. Paul’s School is very thankful that the Gorentz family chose us as the recipient of the Monsanto Fund donation,” said Mike Kunza, the school’s principal. “The funds will be used for a variety of educational and operational expenses at the school.  We will purchase new social studies and science textbooks, help families in need pay tuition expenses, and purchase new physical education equipment.”

America’s Farmers Grow Communities works directly with farmers to support nonprofit organizations like St. Paul’s, which do important work in their communities.

The program offers farmers the chance to win $2,500, which is then donated to the nonprofit of their choice. Farmers have chosen to support a variety of groups, such as schools, fire departments, community centers and youth organizations like 4-H and FFA.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities launched in 2010, and has since donated over $16 million to more than 6,500 nonprofit organizations across the country.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is part of the America’s Farmers initiative, which highlights and celebrates the important contributions of farmers like the Gorentzes.

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