Carbondale farmer directs community grant to Osage County 4-H Council

David Badger presents a $2,500 grant to Osage County 4-H members. Courtesy photo.

CARBONDALE, Kan. – A local farmer has partnered with the Monsanto Company to give back to his community. David Badger, Carbondale, has directed a $2,500 grant to the Osage County 4-H Council as part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

Grow Communities provides farmers the opportunity to support nonprofit organizations they care about in their local communities by enrolling for a chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit of their choice.

As part of its mission, the Osage County 4-H Council will use the funds to continue to promote the work the council does in helping with 4-H activities and promoting the great life skills that the 4-H program provides.

“We are so appreciative that David chose the 4-H program to donate the money to,” said Janae McNally, Frontier Extension District 4-H agent. “We are very fortunate to have community supporters like David who want to see the program continue to grow and thrive in Osage County.”

Since 2010, the Grow Communities program has given more than $29 million to nonprofits across rural America.

“Farmers play a pivotal role in rural communities, and through their commitment to the Grow Communities program, we are able to provide the monetary support these nonprofit organizations need to make an impact,” said Al Mitchell, Monsanto Fund president. “We’re proud to play a part in helping these rural communities grow and thrive.”

For more information about America’s Farmers Grow Communities, see

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