Emily Mauck presents the $2,500 the America’s Farmers Grow Communities award to Ryan Bergeson, Erin Tallman and Kara Wickert of the Scotland County R-I School District.

Each year, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program partners with local farmers to provide grants to local nonprofits. Scotland County farmer Emily Mauck recently has directed $2,500 to Scotland County R-I School District through the project.

Sponsored by the Bayer Fund, the program provides farmers the opportunity to support and give back to nonprofit organizations they care about in their local communities by enrolling for a chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit of their choice.

Since 2010, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program has given more than $33 million to over 8,000 nonprofits across rural America.

Celebrating its 10th year, America’s Farmers Grow Communities partners with farmers to support nonprofit organizations strengthening rural communities. 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.