Submitted to OnFocus – Marshfield, WI – Local farmer Julianne Gerlach recently directed a $2,500 Bayer Fund America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation to The Hannah Center. The Hannah Center will use the funds to purchase and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables for our home over the summer.
“We can not thank Julianne and our other local farmers enough for what they do and what they provide our community. We have women and children who have not always had access to fresh fruit and vegetables, so this grant is a blessing in many ways. We are so thankful for the support and kindness from Julianne and America’s Farmers,” said, Tricia Fancher, The Hannah Center, Program Coordinator.
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.
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