Norton farmer directs funds to Solomon Valley Fire Department

Submitted by Kelsey McCracken
April 6, 2015

The Solomon Valley Rural Fire Department has received a $2,500 donation from local farmer Pamela David of Norton County and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The donation will help the department purchase radio equipment to allow for better communications within their response area, which covers 168 square miles, and with other surrounding fire departments in Northwest Kansas.

“We are grateful for this donation,” said Fire Chief Terry Peterson. “This new equipment will be very useful in the fight to keep our community protected.”

For five years, America’s Farmers Grow Communities has collaborated with farmers to donate over $16.5 million to over 7,300 community organizations across rural America. This year winning farmers will direct another $3.3 million 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 is part of the America’s Farmers initiative. Since 2010, the America’s Farmers campaign and programs have advocated on behalf of farmers and their efforts to meet society’s needs through agriculture. Today, consumers are more interested than ever in agriculture and how food is grown. Consider joining the conversation and helping to raise awareness about agriculture. Learn more at

About America’s Farmers

The America’s Farmers initiative celebrates U.S. farmers and highlights the importance of agriculture through communications and community outreach programs. To learn more, visit America’s Farmers at

About the Monsanto Fund

The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the farm communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at

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