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Local farmer donates to 4H


The America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by Bayer Fund, partners with farmers to provide grants to local nonprofits to help

their communities. 

Through the program, farmers enroll for the chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a local eligible nonprofit organization of their choice.

The America’s Farmers programs have given more than $57 million to rural America since 2010.

Local farmer, Betty Farris, recently directed a $2,500 America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation, sponsored by Bayer Fund, to Butler County 4-H.


Butler County 4-H will use the funds to help benefit youth in Butler County through a variety of 4-H projects, programs and outreach efforts.

“We really appreciate Mrs. Farris entering the America’s Farmers Grow Communities contest and choosing Butler County 4-H as her non-profit for donation.  Betty has not only been a long-time supporter of Butler County 4-H, but an integral part of our community and farming,” said Lloyd G. Saylor, County Agent of 4-H and Youth Development with the Butler County Extension Service.

Since 2010, the America’s Farmers programs have awarded more than $57 million to nonprofits, aspiring ag students and public schools across rural America. Farmers know the needs of their communities best, so the America’s Farmers programs rely on them 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,” said Al Mitchell, Bayer Fund president. “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.”

To learn how you can be an America’s Farmers Grow Communities recipient, visit 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.



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