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Local farmer wins $5,000 for area non-profits

Published On: Mar 22 2013 09:22:38 AM CDT

Leon Pfaff

LA CROSSE, Wis. -

A farmer in La Crosse county wins thousands of dollars to help to local organizations.

Leon Pfaff was selected as the winner in America's Farmers Grow Communities. He met all of the necessary requirements on his Village of Stevenstown farm, including working enough acres and buying enough product.

That earned him $5,000 to help two local non-profits. He picked the Hunger Task Force and the Melrose Mindoro FFA.

Part of the money will be used as a scholarship to help certain people heading to college.

The organization awarding the money is handing out more than five million dollars nationwide.

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