Pictured are: Tyler and Michelle Lynn with Johnny Lynn, first grade and Nancy Woolery, Edgerton Elementary principal. Photo courtesy of USD 231
Tyler and Michelle Lynn, area farmers, directed $2,500 to Edgerton Elementary through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer.
As part of their mission Edgerton Elemenary will use the funds to provide resourcs and lessons to support the schools STEM program. STEM activities are used throughout the year in all classrooms and a Family STEM Night is hosted at the school each year, said Nancy Woolery, Edgerton Elementary Principal. “These funds will help the school enhance our STEM program.”
Celebrating its 10th year, America’s Farmers Grow Communities partners with farmers to support nonprofit organizations strengthening rural communities. The program offers farmers the chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit of their choice. 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 makes a positive impact and better life in communities.”