Stadtmuellers help ambulance service secure grant

     Local farmers Darren and Amie Stadtmueller recently directed a $2,500 America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation, sponsored by Bayer Fund, to the Monticello Ambulance Service.

     The Monticello Ambulance Service will use the funds to go toward the purchase of a replacement ambulance.

     “Securing funding for rural ambulance services has proven more and more difficult over the years, and equipment needs and the expenses continue to increase, when people within our community become aware of opportunities like these and nominate us to receive donations, it has a great impact on the capabilities of our service,” said Britt Smith, administrative director of the Monticello Ambulance Service.

     Since 2010, the America’s Farmers programs have awarded more than $57 million to non-profits, aspiring ag students and public schools across rural America. Farmers know the needs of their communities best, so the America’s Farmers programs rely on them to help identify the most worthy causes.

     The Grow Communities program partners with farmers across the country to provide non-profit organizations with resources to strengthen their local communities. Each August, farmers can enter for the chance to direct a $2,500 Grow Communities donation to a local eligible non-profit of their choice. Farmers have directed donations to food banks, emergency response organizations, schools, youth agriculture programs and many others that reflect the spirit and support the vibrancy of rural America.

     “Farmers truly understand the needs of their communities and where the opportunities to strengthen them exist. We partner with them to identify the non-profit organizations that benefit from Grow Communities donations,” said Al Mitchell, Bayer Fund president. “Each donation shines a light on the organizations that are making a positive difference in rural communities across the country. Bayer Fund is proud to partner with farmers to give back in rural America.”

     To learn how you can be an America’s Farmers Grow Communities recipient, visit The America’s Farmers Grow Communities 2021 program will kick off on Aug. 1, 2020, and farmers will once again have the opportunity to enroll for a chance to direct a donation to a local eligible non-profit of their choice.


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