Perry Brunson directs donation to SVFD

Brunson directs America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation to
Silverton Volunteer Fire Department

Farmers make a difference in rural communities by directing donations from Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Communities Program to local nonprofit organizations


  Briscoe County farmer Perry Brunson has won the opportunity to direct a $2,500 dollar donation from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, to the Silverton Volunteer Fire Department.

The Silverton VFD will use these funds to update and maintain their firefighting equipment for its members.

”We would like to express our deepest appreciation to Mr Perry Brunson for this generous donation.  With the increased number of fire calls this year due to the drought situation, these funds will greatly help the department,” said, JoDee Robison, Silverton VFD Fire Chief.

The Grow Communities program’s purpose is to make a positive impact in farm communities by partnering with farmers to support the causes that are important to them in their communities.  Each year, farmers enter for a chance to win a $2,500 donation that they direct to a local nonprofit.

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 donation makes in their community.”

For more information or to see a complete list of the 2017 America’s Farmers Grow Communities recipients, visit

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