2022 Rock County Bayer Award
Local farmer, Alissa Grenawalt, Beloit, recently directed a $5,000 Bayer Fund America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation to the Rock County 4-H Leaders Council. The Rock County 4-H Leaders Council will use the funds to enrich the educational opportunities for youth enrolled in meat animal projects. Grenawalt is currently a Rock County 4-H Beef Project Leader and a Rock County 4-H Livestock Judging Team Coach.
About Bayer Fund
Bayer Fund is 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.
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.”
To learn more about the enrollment process and how America’s Farmers programs are making an impact, visit www.Americasfarmers.com.