For the second straight year, the LeRoy Fire Department has been named a recipient of America's Farmers Grow Communities grant in partnership with Monsanto.
David Fulton with the LeRoy Fire Department indicates the department received $2,500 to go towards a training facility in LeRoy. He thanks farmer Austin O'Neall for nominating them for the grant again in 2019.
According to Fulton, the department is working to build a training facility made from shipping containers. He says it's a work in progress currently but they look forward to the possibilities it will provide.
Celebrating its 10th year, America’s Farmers Grow Communities partners with farmers to support nonprofit organizations strengthening rural communities. The program offers farmers the chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit of their choice. It has awarded more than $33 million to over 8,000 nonprofits across rural America.
To learn more about America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, visit www.AmericasFarmers.com or follow on Facebook at facebook.com/AmericasFarmers.
Photo below: (L to R): David Fulton, LeRoy Firefighter; Jeff Whitesell, LeRoy Fire Chief; Austin O'Neall, O'Neall Scholl Farms.