Lallemand Announces Winners of “Hometown Roots” Contest


MONTREAL, QC – October 04, 2022 – Three rural community groups are set to receive $5,000 in financial support, as Lallemand Plant Care today 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. Iowa winner Phil Barnett selected the Clarksville City Rec, Montana winner Todd Hansen selected the Gildford Volunteer Fire Department, 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. The Lallemand Hometown Roots Family Contest is a way for us to give back to growers and their communities,” says Colin Sebulsky, Marketing Manager at Lallemand Plant Care. 

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, including LALFIX® SPHERICAL Granule for pulses and soybeans or LALFIX® PROYIELD LIQUID Soybean, 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 adds. 

Since 2005 the Cavalier Community Foundation was established to give grants to nonprofit organizations and benefit projects in the community. We’ve been able to give grants to the local hospital, library, day care and many different projects. When I heard I won the Hometown Roots Family Contest I thought this is a great deal for our community. Thank you Lallemand for helping to build our fund so we can continue to distribute to nonprofits in the area and contribute to projects to build our community,” says Robert Vivatson, North Dakota contest winner.