Shane Kelley, a farmer in Newton, was selected as a winner in America's Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.
The contest gives the winner $2,500 to donate to their favorite nonprofit organization. If the county is designated as a disaster area, which Newton was, the farmer gets to donate an extra $2,500 to another organization.
Kelley chose to donate the money to the Baker County Senior Center and a local volunteer fire station.
The check was presented to the senior center Thursday morning.
Kay Hind, president of the Southwest Georgia Council on Aging, said with recent budget cuts, the senior center is even more excited to be receiving this donation. She also said the first thing they plan to do with the money is throw a Valentine's Day party for the senior citizens.