Apollo FFA has received a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by local farmers, David and Brian Wink of Utica, KY in Daviess County. The donation will help the Apollo FFA Chapter construct a nursery production and technology laboratory. With Owensboro growing at a rapid pace, we anticipate career opportunities for our students in the field of Nursery Production and Landscaping. With the construction of this lab, our students will have hands on experience with nursery propagation and management. This donation will allow the Apollo FFA and Agriculture Department to increase the college and career readiness of our horticulture students and help them become more competitive in the agriculture and horticulture industries. For six years, America’s Farmers Grow Communities has collaborated with farmers to donate over $22 million to more than 8,000 community organizations across rural America. Winning farmers will direct donations to nonprofits to help fight rural hunger, purchase life saving fire and EMS equipment, support ag youth leadership programs, buy much needed classroom resources, and so much more. America’s Farmers Grow Communities partners with farmers to support local nonprofit causes that positively impact farming communities across rural America. Grow Communities is one program in the America’s Farmers community outreach effort, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Other programs include America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, which encourages rural youth to remain in agriculture and provides $1,500 college scholarships to high school and college students pursuing ag-related degrees and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, which works with farmers to nominate rural school districts to compete for $10,000 and $25,000 math and science grants. Visit www.AmericasFarmers.com to learn more.