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Local farmer wins $5000 to give away

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GENESEE COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

A Genesee County farmer has won $5,000 but will give it all away.

Robert Malone, of Gaines, was selected as a winner in America's Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

Grow Communities gives farmers the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation to direct to their favorite local nonprofit organizations.

To further support counties that have been declared disaster areas due to drought, winning farmers in these counties were able to double the donation. 

Genesee County was declared a disaster area by the USDA, giving Malone the opportunity to make two $2,500 donations.

Malone selected the Genesee County 4H program and the Genesee County Food Bank as his charities of choice.

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