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Local Farmer Directs America’s Farmers Grow Communities Donation To The Wauseon Fire Department


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Wauseon, Ohio (August 18, 2021) – Local farmer Craig Myers recently directed a $2,500 Bayer Fund America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation to the Wauseon Fire Department.

The Wauseon Fire Department will use the funds to purchase equipment and training as it relates to grain bin and technical rescue.

“The Wauseon Fire Department is forever grateful to Craig Myers for providing us with the opportunity to purchase more equipment and training as it relates to grain bin and technical rescue.”

“Mr. Myers has enhanced our capabilities, providing better support to the agricultural makeup of our community” said, Richard Sluder, Wauseon Fire Department, Fire Chief.

Since 2010, the America’s Farmers programs have awarded more than $59 million to nonprofits, aspiring ag students and public schools across rural America.

Farmers are leaders in their communities, which is why America’s Farmers programs rely on them to help identify the most worthy causes.

Dedicated to making a difference in rural farming 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 $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.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone, including those in rural regions, and farmers play a critical role in helping communities overcome challenges, like the ones we’re currently facing” said Al Mitchell, Bayer Fund president.

“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.”

To learn more about how America’s Farmers programs are making an impact, visit

About Bayer Fund

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


Source: The Village Reporter

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