Area farmers have the opportunity to apply for a $2,500 donation to designate to their favorite local non-profit organization. The Monsanto Grow Communities program benefits community groups like agriculture youth organizations, schools and other civic groups. Farmers can apply online at growcommunitites.com or by calling 877-267-33-32. The application period runs through December 31st. One winner from each of the participating 99 counties will be announced in February. Henry, Iowa, Jefferson, Johnson, Keokuk, Louisa, Muscatine and Washington counties are all included for the program.