BENTON – Franklin County farmer Diann Browning recently directed a $2,500 America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation, sponsored by Bayer Fund, to Franklin County 4-H.
“The Franklin County 4-H program will use these funds to help defer enrollment fees for those in need and 4-H programs within the county. Without the benefit of this donation, the local 4-H program would not be able to grow and provide up-to-date programming to fill the needs of our local youth,” Franklin County 4-H Extension Program Coordinator Cindy Bauman said.
Since 2010, the America’s Farmers programs have awarded more than $57 million to nonprofits, aspiring ag students and public schools across rural America. America’s Farmers programs rely on community farmers to help identify the most worthy causes.
The Grow Communities program partners with farmers across the country to provide nonprofit organizations with resources to strengthen their local communities. Each August, farmers can enter for the chance to direct a $2,500 Grow Communities donation to a local eligible nonprofit of their choice. Farmers have directed donations to food banks, emergency response organizations, schools, youth agriculture programs and many others that reflect the spirit and support the vibrancy of rural America.
“Farmers truly understand the needs of their communities and where the opportunities to strengthen them exist. We partner with them to identify the nonprofit organizations that benefit from Grow Communities donations,” Al Mitchell, Bayer Fund president, said. “Each donation shines a light on the organizations that are making a positive difference in rural communities across the country. Bayer Fund is proud to partner with farmers to give back in rural America.”
The America’s Farmers Grow Communities 2021 program will kick off on August 1, 2020, and farmers will once again have the opportunity to enroll for a chance to direct a donation to a local eligible nonprofit of their choice. Click here to learn more about becoming a recipient.