America's Farmers

The Gold Standard defines what we value and how we act, on and off the farm. That’s why we participate in America’s Farmers. This initiative allows us to bring exciting community programs right to you. Help us give back to Minnesota farmers and communities by participating in one – or all – of these programs.

• Through Grow Communities, you can win $2,500 for your favorite local nonprofit organization just by sharing an idea for improving your community. One farmer from each eligible Minnesota county will win. Learn more.

Grow Ag Leaders helps students develop the skills they need to succeed in agriculture research, science, technology, business and communications. Winning students will receive $1,500 to put toward their college educations. You can nominate students starting November 15, 2016, or they can enter to win themselves. Enter now.

• Help students in your community succeed by entering your local school district into our
Grow Rural Education contest. The winning district will receive a grant of up to $25,000. The nomination period is closed for 2016. Learn more.

• Do you know a farm mom who’s committed to her family, farm, community and agriculture? Nominate her for Farm Mom of the Year. Five moms will win $5,000 prizes and one grand prize winner will receive an additional $5,000.
See this year's winners.

• About 3 million rural families can’t afford food. Feed local families by donating the revenue for an acre of crops to your local food bank through Invest an Acre. See how it works.

Learn more about how you can participate in these programs by contacting us. ​​​​