In Our Grow to Give Program

In 2011, Lennard Ag initiated Grow to Give to supply as much as 1.6 million pounds of potatoes to local and regional food pantries. Working with partners, the Grow to Give program provided potatoes from acreage in southern Michigan to provide nutritious potatoes. Potatoes from the program traveled from ten to more than 600 miles to help feed those in need.

This year, Oak Prairie Farms of Bronson, Michigan has generously donated the land for again for Grow to Gives second year. We are very grateful for this partnership with Oak Prairie and are hoping to create more partnerships with area businesses and farms. Plans show that planting of the field will take place around May 9. "Shared Resources Feeding Communities" is what Grow to Give is all about. Together we can Grow to Give one million pounds of potatoes for those in need.

We are excited for the start of our program this year. The field was planted a few weeks ago and the field is showing a solid and healthy emergence of spouts. We would like to thank all our partners that have joined us this year, it is with their help that we are able to grow 1 million pounds of potatoes to feed those in need this year. Together we can Grow to Give.

Fernando our senior agronomist has estimated the harvest date for the Grow to Give field to be October 1st this year, just in time to offer families in need healthy and nutritious potatoes for the Thanksgiving holiday. If you are a charity that is interested in receiving potatoes from Grow to Give please contact us at or call Keely at (260)-562-3900.

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Grow to Give 2012 Partners
Lennard Ag Company |

Oak Prairie Farms, Brian Nunemaker & Ron Hostetler, Bronson, Michigan |

Bader & Sons, Co, Tecumseh, Michigan Location |

Lutes Flying Service | Ralph Lutes, Shipshewana, Indiana |

United Insurance, Tiffin, Ohio|

North Central Co-op, Coldwater, Michigan Branch |

Co-Alliance, Schoolcraft, Michigan Branch |

Albright Farms | Curt & Jan Albright, Coldwater, Michigan |

Firestone Farm Tires, Boland Tire Company, Sturgis, Michigan |

Greenstone FCS, Caro, Michigan |

Michigan Agricultural Commodities, Blissfield, Michigan Branch|

CPS, Blissfield, Michigan

Calvary Farms | Adam and Jenny Richmond, Coldwater, Michigan |

Family Farms | Phil and Amy Probst, Sturgis, Michigan |

Dove Ag Services, Union City, Michigan |

Morgan Composting, Brad Morgan, Evart, Michigan |

Century Bank & Trust, Coldwater, Michigan Branch |

Syngenta, Cooperville, Michigan Branch |

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