Museum of Ventura County’s Agriculture Museum Receives Monsanto Fund Grant

2/6/2012

Agriculture is an industry with a rich history, and the Museum of Ventura County’s Agriculture Museum hopes to share that history with its community. With the help of employees at Monsanto’s Oxnard, Calif. site, it is now a little closer to that goal.

The Museum of Ventura County Agriculture Museum has received a $25,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company. The museum will use the grant to fund the creation of educational exhibits that will teach visitors about the history of agriculture in the region, the building of additional structures and outdoor areas for museum programs, and the creation and implementation of educational programs about agriculture.

“This grant will make it possible for the museum to share Ventura county’s agricultural history with a wide audience,” said Tim Schiffer, executive director of the museum. “The goal is to increase the public’s understanding of just how complex agriculture really is.”

Ebony Busby of Monsanto was also excited to play a part in the donation.

“The Museum of Ventura County Agriculture Museum offers a very educational illustration of the role of agriculture in Ventura County,” Busby said. “I am thrilled to be able to present the museum with this grant and demonstrate the appreciation all of us at the Oxnard Monsanto site have for it.”

This grant is part of a broad commitment by the Monsanto Fund, which is focused on strengthening farming communities, as well as the communities where Monsanto’s employees live and work. To learn more about the Monsanto Fund’s work, visit www.monsantofund.org.