Winner Hospice of the Plains has received a $2,500

donation from Tripp County farmers Judell and Lee Weidner and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The donation will help the organization care for patients and support their families.

“If something is not covered by Medicare or private insurance, it becomes an out of pocket expense for the patient or family,” said Karey

Thieman, director. “Donated funds are used to help cover those additional costs. Donations like this from the Weidners and the Monsanto Fund make it possible to avoid unnecessary costs to the patient’s and their families as they are already experiencing a stressful time in

their lives. We will also provide education and resources to patients, their families, and facility staff that may provide care.”

For five years, America’s Farmers Grow Communities has collaborated with farmers to donate over $16.5 million to over 7,300 community organizations across rural America. This year winning farmers will

direct another $3.3 million to nonprofits to help fight rural hunger, purchase life saving fire and EMS equipment, support ag youth leadership programs, buy much needed classroom resources, and so much more.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities is part of the America’s Farmers initiative. Since 2010, the America’s Farmers campaign and programs have advocated on behalf of farmers and their efforts to meet society’s needs through agriculture. Today, consumers are more interested than ever in agriculture and how food is grown.

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