Farmer, board president earns grant for school district

COURTESY PHOTO Pictured from the left are Shawn Diehl, Iroquois FFA President, area farmer and Iroquois School Board President Greg Blue, and Breanna Mueller, the Ag teacher and FFA advisor for Iroquois High School.

 IROQUOIS — The America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by Bayer Fund, partners with farmers to provide grants to local nonprofits to help their communities.

Through the program, farmers enroll for the chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a local eligible nonprofit organization of their choice.

Local farmer and school board president, Greg Blue, recently directed a $2,500 America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation, sponsored by Bayer Fund, to the Iroquois School Ag Program.

Since 2010, the America’s Farmers programs have awarded more than $57 million to nonprofits, aspiring ag students and public schools across rural America. Farmers know the needs of their communities best, so the America’s Farmers programs rely on them to help identify the most worthy causes.

The Grow Communities partner with farmers across the country to provide nonprofit organizations with resources to strengthen their local communities. Each August, farmers can enter 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.

To learn how you can be an America’s Farmers Grow Communities recipient, visit www. AmericasFarmers.com. The America’s Farmers Grow Communities 2021 program will kick off on Aug. 1, and farmers will once again have the opportunity to enroll for a chance to direct a donation to a local eligible nonprofit of their choice.

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