Underwood farmer directs $2,500 grant to school [UPDATED]Published 10:08am Monday, May 7, 2012 Updated 12:09pm Monday, May 7, 2012
From the playground to the classroom and everything in between, there are several parts that work together to make a school run successfully. Like any well-oiled machine, these parts are sometimes in need of updates or replacements. Thanks to a local farmer and America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM the Underwood Public School District will be able to improve student achievement.
Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations. John and Donna Wold were the winning farmers in Otter Trail County. They recognized the importance of academic support and directed the donation to the Underwood Public School District.
“We have seen the positive impact the school has made on several young people in our community and wanted to show our appreciation for their efforts,” said Donna Wold.
The school district will use the $2,500 to purchase supplies that will complement the current curriculum with the goal of increasing student achievement.
“We are very appreciative to John and Donna Wold for choosing our school district to receive this donation,” said Jeremy Olson.
In a ceremony held on April 16 in the Underwood Public School District conference room, the Wolds got the chance to present the $2,500 donation.
“I was shocked and surprised when I found out I was a winner,” said John Wold.
Grow Communities is part of a broad commitment by the Monsanto Fund to invest in farm communities such as Otter Trail County.