Local farmers Brian & Brenda Doernemann recently directed a $5,000 Bayer Fund America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation to the Cuming County Fair Foundation. The Cuming County Fair Foundation will use the funds to help with replacing the sheep-goat-&-swine barns on the Cuming County Fairgrounds.
“The Cuming County Fair Foundation is honored to accept this donation from Brian and Brenda Doernemann. The new facility will be a great addition to the fairgrounds and their donation towards purchasing a ‘big ass fan’ for the building will be appreciated by all fair-goers and exhibitors,” says Tim Rolf, Cuming County Fair Foundation board member and Cuming County Ag Society president.
Since 2010, the America’s Farmers programs have awarded nearly $65 million to nonprofits, aspiring ag students and public schools across rural American. Farmers are leaders in their communities, which is why America’s Farmers program rely on them to help identify the worthiest causes.
Dedicated to making a difference in rural farm communities, the Grow Communities program asks farmers across the country to participate by nominating nonprofit organizations with resources to strengthen their local communities. Last August, farmers entered for the chance to direct a $5,000 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.
“Bayer Fund is proud to work side-by-side with farmers to identify local eligible nonprofit organizations that are able to provide their residents with solutions that leave a lasting impact,” said Al Mithcell, Bayer Fund president.