Waupaca farmer gives grant to county fairground for dairy, livestock facility upgrades
Waupaca County farmer David Heideman recently provided $2,500 to the Waupaca County Natural Resource Foundation through America’s Farmers Grow Communities grant program sponsored by the Bayer Fund.
As part of their mission, the Waupaca County Natural Resource Foundation will direct Heifeman’s grant award to help fund dairy and livestock facility upgrades this year at the Waupaca County Fairgrounds in Weyauwega.” said John Francis, Waupaca County Park & Recreation Director and foundation member.
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.”
Each year, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program partners with local farmers to provide grants to local nonprofits.
Sponsored by the Bayer Fund, the program provides farmers the opportunity to support and give back to nonprofit organizations they care about in their local communities by enrolling for a chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit of their choice.
Since 2010, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program has given more than $33 million to over 8,000 nonprofits across rural America.
To learn more about the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, visit www.AmericasFarmers.com or follow on Facebook at facebook.com/AmericasFarmers.