“County Corners 4-H Club” receives donation to improve livestock pens, show arena

When the community is focused on “making your best better,” the result is felt throughout the local 4-H community.

Crystal Taylor, a local farmer, directed the $5,000 Bayer Fund “America’s Farmers Grow Communities” donation to the County Corners 4-H Club. The club will use the funds to improve their livestock pens and show arena at the Salem County Fairgrounds.

The Bayer Fund is a nonprofit organization focused on the improvement of communities where Bayer customers and employees live and work. The fund works to provide funding for food and nutrition resources as well as education and community development projects.

The “America’s Farmers Grow Communities” and Bayer Fund programs teamed up to partner with farmers to give out grants to local nonprofits and schools in pursuit of helping their communities.

Through the program, farmers enter for the chance to direct the $5,000 donation to any local eligible nonprofit organization or school of their choosing. This donation was doubled from the original $2,500 donation a year prior.

“Thank you so much for nominating the County Corners 4-H Club for the America’s Farmers Grow Community Grant.” said Danielle Tulane, County Corners 4-H Club Leader. “We are so excited to use this grant to improve our livestock pens at the Salem County Fair Grounds.”

For over a decade, “America’s Farmers Grow Communities partnered with farmers to fund programs and organizations that contribute to community health and education. Since the program began in 2010, the initiatives awarded nearly $65 million to different programs in these communities.

“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 [agricultural] education.”

Enrollment to direct the donation for the 2023 “America’s Farmers Grow Communities” is now open.

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