Homegrown Giving is our way of giving back. We’re proud to support charitable organizations and the livelihoods of our grower customers.
Home is where our heart is.
The nomination period for the 2023 Homegrown Giving program has ended. Check back soon on the regional pages linked below for winner announcements.
How it works.
You have the power to make a $10,000 difference in your hometown today.
In just a few simple steps, you can nominate an organization in need for a chance to receive their local award.
RULES & REQUIREMENTS
The recipient of the $10,000 award in each region will be determined by a collaborative panel of local growers, industry representatives and ACH Seeds sales team members.
Nominations will be judged within their respective regions based on:
- Organizational need
- Fit with ACH Seeds’ services and values
- Organization’s potential benefit to the ag industry
- TASCO: Western region serving the Amalgamated Sugar Company.
- MDFC: Minn-Dak region serving the Minnesota-Dakota Farmers Cooperative.
- MSC: Great Lakes region serving the Michigan Sugar Company.
- SMBSC: Southern Minnesota region serving the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative.
- WSN/WYS: Western Sugar North and Wyoming Sugar regions.
- WSS: Western Sugar South serving the Western Sugar Company.
Our 2022 Winner
Congratulations, Ubly FFA!
To kick off our Homegrown Giving program in 2022, we focused our giving in the Great Lakes region of Michigan. The recipient of our first year’s donation was the Ubly FFA Chapter of Ubly, Michigan.
“We plan to use this donation to cover the costs of building our school barn. In the barn, our students will raise broiler chickens, sheep and goats. Once the chickens are market-ready, they will be harvested, and the students will give the whole chicken along with some vegetables they grew in the school greenhouse to provide meals to families in need. Students will learn many valuable lessons and skills with this project.”
— Melissa Kramer, Ubly FFA advisor
“I cannot think of a more deserving organization than Ubly FFA. Mrs. Kramer is not only making a positive difference in the lives of her students, but she is also empowering her students to do the same for others. Ubly FFA is developing our citizens and leaders of tomorrow.”
— Craig Gentner, nominator and local sugarbeet producer