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Gildford Volunteer Fire Department wins $5K

Selected as winner in Lallemand 'Hometown Roots' Contest


Last updated 10/4/2022 at 9:54am

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Members of the Gildford Volunteer Fire Department pose for a photograph. The fire department was awarded $5,000 in the Lallemand Plant Care Hometown Roots contest.

Press release

MONTREAL - The Gildford Volunteer Fire Department was one of three rural community groups selected to receive $5,000 in financial support as Lallemand Plant Care announced the winners of the Hometown Roots Family Contest in Iowa, Montana, and North Dakota.

One grower in each state won the opportunity to support their community by selecting a hometown organization to receive a $5,000 contribution from Lallemand Plant Care. Todd Hansen selected the Gildford Volunteer Fire Department.

"I was surprised when I heard I won the Hometown Roots Family Contest," Hansen said. "As a volunteer on the Gildford Fire Department, I knew right away it would help towards purchasing a new, or new-to-us, truck, which we are currently looking at. With newer equipment we hope our response times and capabilities are better. Thank you, Lallemand, for giving me the opportunity to support my community."  

Iowa winner Phil Barnett selected the Clarksville City Rec and Robert Vivatson, winner in North Dakota, chose the Cavalier Community Foundation.

"At Lallemand, we recognize the importance of communities - big or small, they can provide countless opportunities for growth and experience," Lallemand Plant Care Marketing Manager Colin Sebulsky said. "The Lallemand Hometown Roots Family Contest is a way for us to give back to growers and their communities."

During the contest, from November 2021 through June 2022, growers in Iowa, Montana, and North Dakota had the opportunity to enter by either purchasing Lallemand Plant Care inoculants, or writing an essay explaining what farming means to them and how they would leverage the funds to support their community.

"As a family-owned and operated organization with rural roots and rural customers, Lallemand Plant Care is pleased to have had the opportunity to give back to the rural communities of Clarksville, Gildford, and Cavalier through this contest," Sebulsky said.


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