Local farmer directs America's Farmers Grow Communities donation to Lee County Fair Association


AMBOY — Lee County farmer Skip Willett directed $2,500 to the Lee County Fair Association through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Bayer Fund. As part of its mission. the Fair Association will use the funds to continue its capital improvements to the Lee County 4-H Center & Fairgrounds.

“We recently completed new restroom facilities and are now looking to begin improvements to our livestock barns and arenas,” said Adam Henkel, Fair Association President.

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.”

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

About America’s Farmers

Started in 2010, the America’s Farmers programs, sponsored by the Bayer Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, have been dedicated to partnering with farmers to strengthen rural communities. The programs provide funding for ag scholarships, nonprofit donations and school STEM grants. Since inception the fund has awarded over $50 million to rural communities. For more information visit AmericasFarmers.com.

About the Bayer Fund

The Bayer Fund, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where farmers and Bayer employees live and work by providing funding for food and nutrition, education, and community development projects.