Local farmer, Angel Young, recently directed a $2,500 Bayer Fund America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation to Worth County High School’s iRAMBOTS Robotics Team. The iRAMBOTS will use the funds to purchase parts for the robot and equipment that allows us to compete virtually. Since COVID-19 has limited our ability to compete in person, we needed technology and software that allowed us to record, upload, and edit competition videos. We will also use this money to purchase team shirts and a team banner.
“Mr. and Mrs. Young are amazing supporters or our team, and I am extremely grateful to them for designating this generous Bayer Fund grant to us. Our team is honored to be selected for two years in a row, and I am especially thankful for the receipt of this money during this particularly challenging year,” said, Michelle Smith, WCHS iRAMBOTS Coach.
Since 2010, the America’s Farmers programs have awarded more than $59 million to nonprofits, aspiring ag students and public schools across rural America. Farmers are leaders in their communities, which is why America’s Farmers programs rely on them to help identify the most worthy causes.
Dedicated to making a difference in rural farming communities, the Grow Communities program asks farmers across the country to participate by nominating nonprofit organizations with resources to strengthen their local communities. Last August, farmers entered 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.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone, including those in rural regions, and farmers play a critical role in helping communities overcome challenges, like the ones we’re currently facing” said Al Mitchell, Bayer Fund president. “Bayer Fund is proud to work side-by-side with farmers to identify local eligible nonprofit organizations that are able to provide their residents with solutions that leave a lasting impact.”
To learn more about 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.