Monsanto has been giving money to local charities through its Famers Grow Communities project.  Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with District Sales Manager Jami Deters:

Jamie Deters

Through the project, are farmers are able to nominate local charities for a $2,500 donation.  Lafayette County was a recent recipient.  Two donations were awarded because it has been designated as a disaster county.

Farmer Phil Varner chose to have the money go to the Lafayette County Cancer Coalition and the Odessa Backsnack Program.  The Lafayette County Cancer Coalition helps cancer patients with needs and costs that are not covered by their insurance.  The Backsnack program sends backpacks full of food home with kids who may not get enough to eat outside of school.