INDIANAPOLIS — Kewaunee farmer Dave LaCrosse works hard on and off his farm. Now he could gain the power to do more in his local community. LaCrosse is competing to win a $10,000 donation for Peninsula Pride Farms in the Power to Do More contest from the corn herbicides of Corteva.
LaCrosse is one of 10 finalists in the annual Power to Do More contest, which honors corn farmers’ commitment to their communities. The 10 finalists showed creativity and commitment to growing a stronger community in their photo and story detailing the power on their farm.
One farmer will win the $10,000 grand prize for a local nonprofit, and two will win second-place prizes of $5,000 each for their selected nonprofit organizations. The finalist with the most votes on PowerToDoMore.com will win. Voting is open to all and closes July 8.
“The hundreds of submissions we received in this year’s contest proved that farmers are some of the most creative, caring and hardworking community leaders,” said Lyndsie Kaehler, U.S. Corn Herbicides Product Manager, Corteva Agriscience. “We are so proud to tell the stories of farmers who have extraordinary passion for their communities.”
In his entry, LaCrosse uploaded a photo (above) showing the finish of his 2018 corn harvest by spotlight. LaCrosse nominated Peninsula Pride Farms for the $10,000 donation. He explained the nonprofit organization is led by farmers and the money “would help fund on-farm research and education to help us all learn better conservation practices to clean our water.”
The Power to Do More contest is in its third year of helping farming communities across the country.
People may vote for LaCrosse and Peninsula Pride Farms daily at PowerToDoMore.com. Voting ends July 8, and winners will be notified in August.