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America's Farmers Grow Communities

Durand, Illinois – County farmer, Brett Proctor, directed $2,500 to the Durand FFA through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Bayer Fund. As part of their mission the Durand FFA will use the funds to "Work on promoting our program as well as letting the community know that we are an active part of it. We hope to be involved in community activities and promote agriculture to all ages through educational events and community service.” said, Emily Newcomer, Agriculture Instructor and FFA Advisor.
Celebrating its 10th year, America’s Farmers Grow Communities partners with farmers to support nonprofit organizations strengthening rural communities. The program offers farmers the chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit of their choice. It has awarded more than $33 million to over 8,000 nonprofits across rural America.

“A better life is Bayer’s goal. Farmers are invested in their communities, they root for their neighbors, and they know when and where there is a need,” said Al Mitchell, Vice President Corporate Engagement, Bayer. “Farmers are one of America’s best resources, which is why Grow Communities partners with them to direct donations to the organizations they are passionate about and that make a positive impact and a better life in communities.”

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