Farmers Grow Communities donate to Nobles County 4-H

“Nobles County 4-H is incredibly thankful for Andy and the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program donation."

$5,000 donation received
The money will be used to help pay for seating improvements inside Olson Arena on the Nobles County Fairgrounds.
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WORTHINGTON — Nobles County farmer Andy Henning recently directed a $5,000 Bayer Fund America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation to Nobles County 4-H. The funds were used for the Olson Arena bleacher improvement project at the Nobles County fairgrounds.

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“Nobles County 4-H is incredibly thankful for Andy and the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program donation. With this generous donation, the bleacher improvement project at the county fairgrounds will continue, resulting in a better show day experience for youths, parents and all of Nobles County,” said Anna Rose, Local Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development Nobles County.

In 2022, Bayer Fund revamped America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, making it easier for farmers across the country to find and fund the organizations and institutions that keep their communities thriving. This included doubling individual donations to $5,000 to provide a greater impact to local rural communities.

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For more than a decade, Grow Communities has partnered with farmers to direct funds to programs and organizations that contribute to their communities’ health and vibrancy, such as food banks, schools and youth agriculture programs. Since the America’s Farmers programs began in 2010, the initiatives have awarded nearly $65 million to such programs.

“Each year we hear from several nonprofit and school leaders, as well as farmers, about the ways Grow Communities has made a difference,” said Al Mitchell, Bayer Fund president. “Bayer Fund is proud to work side-by-side with farmers to identify local nonprofit organizations and schools that are improving rural communities in the areas of health and wellness, food and nutrition, and STEM and ag education.”


Farmers can enroll for the opportunity to direct a 2023 Grow Communities donation now. To learn more about the enrollment process and how America’s Farmers programs are making an impact, visit

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