Pratt County Farmer Kent Goyen wins $5,000 for Pratt High School & Pratt Health Foundation

osborn_barrPratt County Farmer Wins $5,000 for Pratt High School and Pratt Health Foundation through America’s Farmers Grow Communities

 Ceremony Set for Monday, March 11th, 2013

WHAT: Kent Goyen of Pratt has been selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities℠, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Grow Communities gives farmers the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation to direct to their favorite local nonprofit organizations. To further support counties that have been declared disaster areas due to drought by the USDA, winning farmers in these counties were able to direct double the donation, a total of $5,000, to further support the community. Pratt County was declared a disaster area by the USDA, giving Kent Goyen the opportunity to place two $2,500 donations. Kent Goyen selected Pratt High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department and Pratt Health Foundation.
WHO: Pratt High School administration, a Pratt Health Foundation representative, Kent Goyen and a Monsanto representative will participate in a check presentation ceremony. Media are invited to attend the check presentation. Interview and photo opportunities available.
WHEN: Monday, March 11th, 2013 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Pratt School District Office

School Board Meeting

401 South Hamilton

Board Room (2nd floor)

Pratt, KS 67124

OVERVIEW: In 1,271 eligible counties in 39 states, farmers could sign up for the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation for their favorite community nonprofit. This year, the Monsanto Fund will invest over $5 million in rural America through Grow Communities, which includes double donations for counties suffering from the historic drought. America’s Farmers Grow Communities is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund to highlight the important contributions farmers make every day to our society and to help them positively impact their communities. This program is part of the Monsanto Fund’s overall effort to support rural America. For a complete list of Grow Communities winners and more program information, please visit