Local farmer Andy Henning recently directed a $5,000 Bayer Fund America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation to Nobles County 4-H. The funds will be directed to the Olson Arena bleacher improvement project at the Nobles County fairgrounds.
Said Anna Rose, Extension Education for 4-H Youth Development in Nobles County, in a press release: “With this generous donation, the bleacher improvement project at the county fairgrounds will continue, resulting in a better showday experience for youth, parents, and all of Nobles County.”
In 2022, Bayer Fund revamped America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, making it easier for farmers across the country to find and fund the organizations and institutions that keep their communities thriving. This included doubling the individual donations to $5,000, up from $2,500 in previous years to provide a greater impact to local rural communities.
For more than a decade, Grow Communities has partnered with farmers to direct funds to programs and organizations that contribute to their communities’ health and vibrancy, such as food banks, schools and youth agriculture programs. Since the America’s Farmers programs began in 2010, the initiatives have awarded nearly $65 million to such programs.