PRINCEVILLE — When a brush fire broke out on Water and Remonda Dew farm over a year ago they thanked Princeville Volunteer Fire Department for their quick response to control what could have been a disastrous situation. Thursday night they thanked them again with $2,500.
Ken Lampkin, direct sale manager for Monsanto Company delivered the check. The money came from Remonda's winning the America's Farmers Grow Communities. The yearly drawing, which is sponsored by the Monsanto Company, suggest that the winner choose a national non-profit organization to donate the to money. The drawing was the second for the Dews. This time with her husband assistance she chose PVFD. The Dews has 750 acres of farmland.
"Our farm and house is in the Princeville Fire District," Walter said. "They actually put a fire on our farm about a year and a half ago. It always good to see them when you need them."
America's Farmers Grow Communities works directly with farmers to support nonprofit organizations doing important work in rural communities. The program encourages farmers to enter to win $2,500, which is then directed to the farmer's nonprofit of choice. Launched nationally in 2011, the program has grown to include 1,289 eligible counties in 39 states.
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