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Program spotlights evolving role of women in ag

To honor the contributions women in agriculture make in their communities Monsanto has launched the America's Farmers Mom of the Year Contest program. 

This year, the program will focus even more on the communities in which these women live and work by providing financial support to nonprofit organizations moms are passionate about.

Through March 31, an eligible person can nominate an eligible exceptional farm mom for the chance to be named America's Farmers Mom of the Year.

A panel of judges from American Agri-Women will judge the nominations, based on published criteria, and Monsanto will select five regional winners based on the judges' decisions.

Each of the regional winners will receive $2,000 to direct to an eligible nonprofit organization of her choice, as well as $3,000 for her personal use. Among the five regional winners, one woman will be named America's Farmers Mom of the Year, based on public voting and receive an additional $2,000 to direct to an eligible nonprofit she cares about in her community.

For more information and nomination ballots, visit www.americasfarmers.com. Entries are due by March 31.

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