Ravenna – Local farmer Carrie Pfeiffer-Fiala has directed a $2,500 donation to the Outlaws 4-H. Funded by America’s Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will help the group assist members in their farming, along with educational endeavors related to the education, training and promotion of animal husbandry.

4h-Ravenna-Check-DonationThanks to the support of farmers across the country, more than $3.2 million is being directed to nonprofits in 1,289 counties in 39 states.

“These kids do wonderful community service in our area,” said Pfeiffer-Fiala.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities works directly with farmers to support nonprofit organizations like the Outlaws 4-H, who are doing important work in their community. The program offers farmers the chance to win $2,500, which is then donated to the farmer’s nonprofit of choice. The search for funding to sustain and enhance programs is a year-round job for nonprofit organizations across the country. Through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, farmers have been able to support a variety of groups, such as schools, fire departments, community centers and youth organizations like 4-H and FFA.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities launched in 2010, and has since donated over $13 million to more than 5,200 nonprofit organizations across the country. America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is part of the America’s Farmers initiative, which highlights and celebrates the important contributions of farmers like Carrie Pfeiffer-Fiala.

For a complete list of Grow Communities winners and more program information, please visit growcommunities.com.