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Bulloch 4-H receives $3K
Local man donates winnings to organization, adds $500
Bulloch County 4-H received a total of $3,000 Thursday when Monsanto, a seed and technology company based in St. Louis, Mo., selected local farmer Wade McElveen as winner of an annual drawing. Farmers selected choose a charity or group to receive a $2,500 donation, and McElveen chose Bulloch County 4-H. He also donated $500 himself. Shown, from left, are Monsanto representative Ty Fowler, Bulloch County 4-H Director Lee Anna Deal, McElveen and his wife, Debbie. The McElveens are Deals parents. - photo by HOLLI DEAL BRAGG/staff
The Bulloch County 4-H Club is $3,000 richer, thanks to the generosity of a Missouri-based seed company and a local farmer. Wade McElveen entered a drawing through Monsanto, a seed and technology company out of St. Louis, Mo., and was one of 1,200 farmers across the nation who won. According to Ty Fowler, territorial agronomist with Monsanto, there were 1,200 counties in his region eligible for the contest, and one farmer from each county won $2,500, to be awarded to a charity of his choice.
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