Bayer Fund, Nemaha County farmers direct donations to rural nonprofits, schools

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Local farmer John V. and Janell Haug recently directed a $5,000 Bayer Fund America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation to the CNB/CNB Custody/Invisor Underprivileged Children’s Fund of the Nemaha County STEP Foundation. Pictured are (L-R) John V. and Janell Haug, STEP Executive Director Tory Jost, and STEP Vice President Dan Heiman.

Local farmer John V. and Janell Haug recently directed a $5,000 Bayer Fund America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation to the CNB/CNB Custody/Invisor Underprivileged Children’s Fund of the Nemaha County STEP Foundation. The Nemaha County STEP Foundation will use the funds to assist children in need.

“Thank you, John V. and Janell Haug, for choosing the STEP Foundation CNB/CNB Custody/Invisor Underprivileged Children Fund. This will make such a positive impact for so many children,” said Tory Jost, STEP Foundation, Executive Director.

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.

“Each year, we hear from several nonprofit and school leaders, as well as farmers, about the ways Grow Communities has made a difference,” said Al Mitchell, Bayer Fund president. “Bayer Fund is proud to work side-by-side with farmers to identify local nonprofit organizations and schools that are improving rural communities in the areas of health and wellness, food and nutrition, and STEM and ag education.”

Farmers can enroll for the opportunity to direct a 2023 Grow Communities donation, which began on Aug. 1. To learn more about the enrollment process and how America’s Farmers programs are making an impact, visit www.Americasfarmers.com.

About Bayer Fund

Bayer Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where Bayer customers and employees live and work by providing funding for food and nutrition, education, and community development projects.

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