Farmer Directed $2500 Donation

Baca County farmer directs donation to local Springfield EMS Association, Inc.


(Springfield, CO) (February 23, 2016) – Springfield EMS Association, Inc. has received a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by local farmer David Self of Baca County. The donation will help the organization by providing improved Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in this rural area. Springfield EMS Association, Inc. intends to use the money to support local EMS education in the upcoming Emergency Medical Technician class and also to help in providing new identification and safety gear for the staff of Southeast Colorado Hospital Ambulance Service.

Springfield EMS Association, Inc. would like to sincerely thank Mr. David Self for considering their organization for this donation. “It is our goal as an organization to support the local EMS system and we are privileged to partner with Mr. Self and America’s Farmers Grow Communities in providing improved emergency services to Baca County.”

For six years, America’s Farmers Grow Communities has collaborated with farmers to donate over $22 million to more than 8,000 community organizations across rural America. Winning farmers will direct donations 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 partners with farmers to support local nonprofit causes that positively impact farming communities across rural America. Grow Communities is one program in the America’s Farmers community outreach effort, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Other programs include America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, which encourages rural youth to remain in agriculture and provides $1,500 college scholarships to high school and college students pursuing ag-related degrees and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, which works with farmers to nominate rural school districts to compete for $10,000 and $25,000 math and science grants. Visit to learn more.

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About the Monsanto Fund

The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at