​America’s Farmers

​​At Specialty, we know how important farming is to your family – and to your community. That’s why we’ve partnered with America’s Fa​rmers to provide continued support to individuals and organizations across Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. 

America’s Farmers is an advocacy program that recognizes, celebrates and rewards hard working rural Americans through a variety of initiatives. 

 • Through the Grow Communities contest, you can win $2,500 for a local nonprofit of your choice. All you have to do is suggest an idea for improving your community. One farmer from each eligible Indiana, Ohio and Michigan County will win. Learn more. 

• Together we can help future ag professionals develop their skills. The Grow Ag Leaders scholarship program gives students the chance to win a $1,500 scholarship to support their ag education. The entry period begins November 15, 2016. Students can enter themselves or be nominated by friends. Learn more. 

• Nominate your local public school district for a Grow Rural Education grant of up to $25,000. The nomination is closed for 2016.Learn more. 

• Recognize your mom, wife, sister, etc., for all she does for your family, farm, community and agriculture. Nominate her for Farm Mom of the Year. Five regional winners will receive $5,000 each and one grand prize winner will receive an additional $5,000. Find out if your mom is eligible. 

• Nearly 3 million rural Americans can’t afford to buy food. You can support them by donating the revenue from your crops to a local food bank through the Invest an Acre program. To support this effort, Monsanto will match all farmer donations. Get involved.

 We hope you’ll join us in supporting families and communities in our region through one – or all – of these initiatives.