Monsanto Fund

Winner Stories

Real stories from Canadian farm families. Learn about some of the many ways they have helped to grow their communities.

2013 winner Erin Kinder from Davidson Saskatchewan standing outside the Davidson Swimming Pool. 2013 winner Rachel Kraynick from Canora Saskatchewan standing at the Chase Kraynick Memorial Splash Park. 2012 winner Chelsea Geiger from Tawatinaw Alberta holding a There’s a Heifer in Your Tank coffee mug. 2013 winner Garry Hamilton from Ormstown Quebec standing in a field. 2013 winner Rhonda Wheeler from Strathmore Alberta standing with a food hamper shopping cart at the Strathmore and District Christmas Hamper. 2013 winner Arthur Enns from Morris Manitoba standing outside the Busy Nest Day Care Inc. 2013 winner Ryan Nevin from Rapid City Manitoba standing next to the Rapid City Elementary School. 2014 winner Jarrod Kuhn from Acadia Valley Alberta donated $2,500 to the Acadia Valley & District Rec. Club. 2014 winner Donna Edwards from Nokomis Saskatchewan donated $2,500 to the Nokomis Child Care Centre. 2014 winner Pauline Therriault from Donnelly, AB donated $2,500 to Falher & Area Beautification & Leisure Activities Society (FABuLAS). 2014 winner Kevin Bossert from Hanna, AB donated $2,500 to Hanna Girls Pond Hockey. 2014 winner Fred Kieser from Clyde, AB donated $2,500 to the Legal Titans 4-H Club. 2014 winner Gordon Finnestad from St. Louis, SK donated $2,500 to the St. Louis Curling Club. 2014 winner Martin Renaud from Green Valley, ON donated $2,500 to the Valley Mastiff Rescue. 2014 winner Harvey Baldwin from Swan River, MB donated $2,500 to Thunderhill Ski Club. 2014 winner Johan Peter from Wellandport, ON donated $2,500 to the Haldimand 4-H Association.
  • 2013 winner Erin Kinder from Davidson, SK donated $2,500 to the Davidson Swimming Pool.

    2013 winner Erin Kinder from Davidson, SK donated $2,500 to the Davidson Swimming Pool.

  • 2013 winner Rachel Kraynick from Canora, SK donated $2,500 to the Chase Kraynick Memorial Splash Park.

    2013 winner Rachel Kraynick from Canora, SK donated $2,500 to the Chase Kraynick Memorial Splash Park.

  • 2012 winner Chelsea Geiger from Tawatinaw, AB donated $2,500 to There’s a Heifer in Your Tank.

    2012 winner Chelsea Geiger from Tawatinaw, AB donated $2,500 to There’s a Heifer in Your Tank.

  • 2013 winner Garry Hamilton from Ormstown, QC donated $2,500 to Exposition Ormstown.

    For years, Expo Ormstown has relied on the support and involvement of their community to provide an exciting social setting aimed at promoting agriculture awareness to young and old! The year of their 100th anniversary, Expo Ormstown needed their community’s support more than ever. In true Community Hero fashion, Garry Hamilton generously nominated Expo Ormstown and used the $2,500 CFGC grant to give back and support Expo Ormstown in their monumental 100th anniversary celebration.

  • 2013 winner Rhonda Wheeler from Strathmore, AB donated $2,500 to the Strathmore and District Christmas Hamper.

    2013 winner Rhonda Wheeler from Strathmore, AB donated $2,500 to the Strathmore and District Christmas Hamper.

  • 2013 winner Arthur Enns from Morris, MB donated $2,500 to Busy Nest Day Care Inc.

    2013 winner Arthur Enns from Morris, MB donated $2,500 to Busy Nest Day Care Inc.

  • 2013 winner Ryan Nevin from Rapid City, MB donated $2,500 to the Rapid City Elementary School.

    2013 winner Ryan Nevin from Rapid City, MB donated $2,500 to the Rapid City Elementary School.

  • 2014 winner Jarrod Kuhn from Acadia Valley, AB donated $2,500 to Acadia Valley & District Rec. Club.

    2014 winner Jarrod Kuhn from Acadia Valley, AB donated $2,500 to Acadia Valley & District Rec. Club.

  • 2014 winner Donna Edwards from Nokomis, SK donated $2,500 to the Nokomis Child Care Centre.

    2014 winner Donna Edwards from Nokomis, SK donated $2,500 to the Nokomis Child Care Centre.

  • 2014 winner Pauline Therriault from Donnelly, AB donated $2,500 to Falher & Area Beautification & Leisure Activities Society (FABuLAS).

    2014 winner Pauline Therriault from Donnelly, AB donated $2,500 to Falher & Area Beautification & Leisure Activities Society (FABuLAS).

  • 2014 winner Kevin Bossert from Hanna, AB donated $2,500 to Hanna Girls Pond Hockey.

    2014 winner Kevin Bossert from Hanna, AB donated $2,500 to Hanna Girls Pond Hockey.

  • 2014 winner Fred Kieser from Clyde, AB donated $2,500 to the Legal Titans 4-H Club.

    2014 winner Fred Kieser from Clyde, AB donated $2,500 to the Legal Titans 4-H Club.

  • 2014 winner Gordon Finnestad from St. Louis, SK donated $2,500 to the St. Louis Curling Club.

    2014 winner Gordon Finnestad from St. Louis, SK donated $2,500 to the St. Louis Curling Club.

  • 2014 winner Martin Renaud from Green Valley, ON donated $2,500 to the Valley Mastiff Rescue.

    2014 winner Martin Renaud from Green Valley, ON donated $2,500 to the Valley Mastiff Rescue.

  • 2014 winner Harvey Baldwin from Swan River, MB donated $2,500 to Thunderhill Ski Club.

    2014 winner Harvey Baldwin from Swan River, MB donated $2,500 to Thunderhill Ski Club.

  • 2014 winner Johan Peter from Wellandport, ON donated $2,500 to the Haldimand 4-H Association.

    2014 winner Johan Peter from Wellandport, ON donated $2,500 to the Haldimand 4-H Association.

Martin Renaud’s Story

Martin donated $2,500 to Valley Mastiff Rescue, a sanctuary that helps dogs receive medical attention and a loving home

North Peace 4H Club (2014 Winner)

“It’s given a big boost to the community, and it’s exciting to see it come together.”

Club De Curling De Lacolle (2015 Winner)

“It was so good to know that it wasn’t just us working on this. Help was available.”

Carmen Elementary Playground Project (2015 Winner)

“This has had a huge, positive, immediate impact on our community.”

Teeswater Ag Society (2014 Winner)

“It’s amazing to know that there’s support out there for organizations like ours.”

Joyce Johnston’’s Story

I’ve always believed that farmers are the backbone of our community. – Mary Ellen Zielman, Huron County Foodbank Distribution Centre

See how Joyce helped Huron County Food Bank Distribution Centre, which supports a number of existing food banks in Huron County with vision of making hunger non-existent.

Justin Jubenville’’s Story

Now the kids will have a place to play. – Justin Jubenville, Farmer

See how Justin helped Ecole Ste-Catherine in Pain Court build new playground equipment and an outdoor learning environment for the community school.

Jeff Ferguson’’s Story

This money is going to touch a very special life. – Sharon Houston, Tara “Boom” Houston Children’s Foundation

The Tara “Boom” Houston Children’s Foundation lessens the financial burden for families faced with a child’s illness. See how Jeff helped.