WAYNE – As the Future of Ag Banquet with Wayne County Farm Bureau approaches for the Wayne FFA, the ‘America’s Farmers Grow Communities’ program from Bayer Fund is now open once again.
According to a release from Bayer Fund, their program helps nonprofits and schools that keep farmers and their communities thriving. This year the group plans on doubling individual awards to $5,000 for the Grow Communities 2022 Grant.
When farmers enroll, they’ll be entered into a chance to direct a Bayer Fund grant to the local nonprofit organization of their choice. The Grow Communities enrollment period runs from August 2 to November 1 as winners will be announced in January 2022.
Since 2010, the America’s Farmers programs has awarded over $60 million to nonprofits, schools and ag youth organizations across rural America. From 3D printers and STEM education for small schools, to funding food banks in underserved areas, the America’s Farmers programs help lift up and support rural communities, one grant at a time.
More information can be found at americasfarmers.com as farmers can enter for a chance to win online or by calling toll-free 1-877-267-3332.
Earlier this month, Wayne FFA announced its first American FFA Degree Recipient being Casey Koenig. The American FFA Degree is the highest degree that an FFA member can earn. It demonstrates the effort the FFA member applies toward their SAEs, leadership opportunities and community development.
Full list for Nebraska American Degree recipients: https://m.box.com/…/https%3A%2F%2Fffa…/view/846015084334
This year’s freewill donation Ag Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, August 28 at 6 p.m. from the Wayne County Fairgrounds.
The evening will include a meal, silent auction and Ag panel with Nebraska Cattlemen President, Bill Rhea; CommonGround Nebraska representative Lisa Lunz of Wakefield and Nebraska Senator (District 17), Joni Albrecht.
Wayne FFA is also planning their HalloWayne 5k run/walk for Saturday, October 23 at 10 a.m. Cost is $25 with snacks and t-shirts included as prizes will be awarded to the top 10 finishers and best five costumes. The deadline to register is Saturday, October 16 at 5 p.m. as in-person registration will be open the day of the run as well. Proceeds from this event will go to a family within the Wayne Community Schools system.
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