Local farmer gets grant for 4-H club

Local farmer Joe Bernet,of Hanoverton won a grant worth $2,500 through the America’s Farmers Grow Communities organization and the Bayer Fund and then directed towards the Hicks & Hayseeds 4H Club to use on their local community. From left, Alexis Timmons, Piper Cowden, Emma VonFeldt, Rett Herring, Hunter Casto, Colton Casto, Logan Wood, Logan Casto, Cannon Casto, Sidney Casto, Bernet, Trent Ellyson, Cole Ellyson and Hayden Casto. (Submitted photo)

HANOVERTON — Local Farmer Joe Bernet has directed $2,500 to the Hicks & Hayseeds 4-H Club through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Bayer Fund. As part of their mission the Hicks & Hayseeds will use the funds to expand their community service efforts and provide a better life for their community. Plans are being made to provide college scholarships, some possible improvements at the fairgrounds and perhaps financial literacy classes at the local school.

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 for 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.”

To learn more about the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, visit www.AmericasFarmers.com or follow on Facebook at facebook.com/AmericasFarmers.

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