Grain growers across North Dakota have until the end of the month to have a chance to win five thousand dollars for a favorite non-profit.
The “Grain for Good” program through Bayer Crop Science gives out a total of $50,000 each year.
Two of the ten winners last fall were from western North Dakota – Palmer Lindaulf of Benedict, and Karen Thomas in Velva.
Each donated the five thousand dollar award to a local school.
Thomas sent her money to the Velva High School ag department, where it will be used to upgrade equipment in the classroom.
(Christine Fannik, Velva Ag Instructor) “Just knowing that they thought of the ag department as a recipient and we were able to receive that donation, it really shows their support of the program and it really will be able to help us out as well.”
The “Grain for Good” awards are based on a random drawing from grain growers who submit applications – and the deadline this year is the end of March.