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LCMS FFA receives generous donation

By Cade Fowler - bio | email

LEESBURG, GA (WALB) – Some future farmers in Lee County received a generous donation today.

The Monsanto Fund presented a check for $2,500 to the Lee County Middle School Future Farmers of America.

Sandra Watson was selected as a winner of America's Farmers Grow Communities program, allowing her to donate the money to her favorite local non-profit group.

"I've lived here for years. My kids went to school here. They were active in FFA. Now I have three grandchildren who are active," said Watson.

"There are approximately 45,000 farmers that applied for these grants. We picked 1,200 of those across the U.S. and awarded just over $3 million in the first year of this program," said Monsanto representative Robert Clements.

Lee County Middle's FFA has about 170 members. They'll use the money for awards, exhibits, and sending students to camp.

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