Boardman’s Riverside High Receives $2,500 Grant for Its FFA Program


Riverside Jr/Sr High School is the winner of the Grow Communities program and a recipient of a $2,500 grant.

Morrow County farmer Joe Taylor directed a $2,500 grant to Riverside’s FFA program as part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

As part of their mission, Riverside FFA will use the funds to attend the Oregon State FFA Convention as well as upcoming FFA competitions.

“We would like to thank Joe Taylor for this donation to our program,” said David Norton, Riverside principal. “We are in the second year of our FFA program at Riverside and these funds will be a tremendous help in continuing to build the program.”

Each year, the Grow Communities program, which is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, provides farmers the opportunity to support nonprofit organizations important to them in their local communities by enrolling for a chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit of their choice. The program has given more than $29 million to farming communities since its inception, including more than $3 million in 2018. The recipient 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.”


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