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Cindy Cormany Gives $5,000 to Whitley County 4-H

Published: Friday, November 18, 2022

Local farmer Cindy Cormany recently directed a $5,000 Bayer Fund America's Farmers Grow Communities donation to Whitley County 4-H. Whitley County 4-H will use the funds to further their youth educational programming, including expanding their robotics program with these dollars.

"We would like to say thank you to Cindy for this amazing donation to our program. These dollars will truly make an impact in our program and give us the ability to reach and make a difference in the lives of more youth in our community. We are looking forward to expanding our robotics program. These dollars will make it possible for us to purchase more robotic kits and expand our reach with this program for middle school and high school youth," said Todd Geiger, Whitley County 4-H youth development educator.

In 2022, Bayer Fund revamped America's Farmers Grow Communities, making it easier for farmers across the country to find and fund the organizations and institutions that keep their communities thriving. This included doubling the individual donations to $5,000, up from $2,500 in previous years to provide a greater impact to local rural communities.

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 interested in enrolling to direct a 2023 Grow Communities donation can visit

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