Mercer County Farmer Wins $2,500 for Volunteer Ambulance Service

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Bill Frieden of Aledo has been selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM program, which gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations. The donations are available through the Monsanto Fund. Frieden has designated the Volunteer Ambulance Service of Keithsburg to receive the award in Mercer County. 

Volunteer Ambulance Service of Keithsburg, Bill Frieden and a Monsanto representative will participate in a check presentation ceremony Wednesday, April 27 at 6 p.m. at the Volunteer Ambulance Service in Keithsburg at 202 S. 6th Street.

In more than 1,200 eligible counties, farmers can win $2,500 for their favorite community non-profit.  The Monsanto Fund expects to invest more than $3 million in local communities.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities is part of a broad commitment by the Monsanto Fund to highlight the important contributions farmers make every day to our society by helping them grow their local communities. To date, more than 60,000 farmers participated in the program, which is designed to benefit nonprofit groups such as ag youth, schools and other civic organizations. For more information and to see a full list of winners, visit