February 25, 2021

Swenson’s Direct $2500 to Okoboji Elementary School

Gary and Kay Swenson (center) present their $2500 Monsanto donation to representative of the Okoboji Elementary school. MaxYield’s Nolan Hauge (back row, left) joined the presentation at the school.

Dickinson County farmers and MaxYield Cooperative clients Gary and Kay Swenson have won the opportunity to direct a $2500 donation from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, to Okoboji Elementary School. The school will use the funds to support students at risk through summer programs and supplemental nutrition. “We really appreciate the Swenson family and the Monsanto Fund for supporting our program. Students at risk can be very successful when appropriate programs and supports are in place for them,” said Teresa Goehring, Behavioral Skills Program, Okoboji Elementary School.

The Grow Communities program’s purpose is to make a positive impact in farm communities by partnering with farmers to support causes that are important to them in their communities. Each year farmers enter for a chance to win a $2500 donation that they direct to a local nonprofit organization.

Since the program began in 2010, farmers have directed more than $26 million in donations across a broad cross-section of organizations that reflect the makeup and character of rural America, including food banks, emergency response organizations, schools, youth agriculture programs and many others.

“Farmers have directed funds to more than 8,000 community organizations across rural America since Grow Communities began,” said Al Mitchell, Monsanto Fund president. “Farmers are truly committed to this program because they see the difference the donations make in their community.”

For more information or to see a complete list of thee 2017 America’s Farmers Grow Communities recipients, visit www.GrowCOmmunities.com.

About MaxYield Cooperative

MaxYield Cooperative is a member-owned, diversified agricultural cooperative founded in 1915 and is headquartered in West Bend, IA. The cooperative has 24 locations and three Cenex convenience stores in Iowa. MaxYield also provides grain origination and accounting services for two Iowa feed mills. For more information, visit MaxYield online at www.MaxYieldCoop.com and www.FromTheField.com.



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