Dixon Fire Department gets $2,500 donation: Scott County farmer Eugene Schocker has directed a $2,500 donation to the Dixon (Iowa) Volunteer Fire Department. Funded by America’s Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will help the department outfit a truck with a new pump and water tank to keep its equipment up to date.

“Our equipment on this unit is about 37 years old and is no longer functioning properly,” said Jim Tweed, Dixon Volunteer Fire Department chief. “This is great timing to receive this donation to update our truck; we really appreciate the funding Eugene has helped us to receive.”

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America’s Farmers Grow Communities works directly with farmers to support nonprofit organizations such as the Dixon Volunteer Fire Department. The program offers farmers the chance to win $2,500, which is then donated to the farmer’s nonprofit of choice.