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LEIPSIC - Two organizations at Leipsic Schools were the recipient of the Americas Farmers Grow Communities grants given out by Monsanto.

The Leipsic FFA and Leipsic Music Boosters each reached a check for $2,500 last Thursday evening during a check presentation prior to the school board meeting.

Joe Phillips from Monsanto, said this program gives out $2,500 per county He said Putnam County received two checks because they were declared as a federal disaster because of last years drought.

A name is selected from farmers who apply to be eligible for the program. The family of John and Lisa Kohls, Leipsic, were chosen as the winners.

I received a call from the program and they wanted to know which program I wanted to receive the money, said Lisa. It was a surprise. But then I got thinking we were farmers and could support the farm program. So I chose FFA.

Kohls said they then told her she had to choose a second group since Putnam County was going to receive a second $2,500 grant from Monsanto.

I chose the Music Boosters at Leipsic, Kohls said. I thought they could appreciate the money.

Kohls said the groups will let her and Monsanto know how they use the money.

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