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SPY's Newsletter 8/3/22

SPECIAL SPY’s Community Newsletter #208 (8/3/22) Attention Farmers ! From food banks to 4-H clubs, the Bayer Fund is helping fund the future of rural communities with $5,000 grants that make a positive impact. Eligible farmers can enroll for a chance to help a local nonprofit organization or school in your hometown with an America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation, sponsored by Bayer Fund. Since 2010, they have awarded more than $60 million to thousands of organizations. What community nonprofit could you help support with $5,000 and a simple nomination? America’s Farmers Grow Communities is now open for enrollment! Thanks to farmers, they’ve been able to award more than $60 million to thousands of rural nonprofits, ag youth organizations, and schools across the country for more than 10 years – and this year they are doubling individual awards to $5,000. Now, more than ever, you have a chance to support the programs and institutions that keep farmers and their communities thriving! This is a tremendous program that in the past, thanks to an area farmer’s nomination, the SPY’s have benefited, as well as the Welch Historical Museum. We strongly encourage all farmers to PLEASE check this program out! Here’s all you have to do: To learn more and see the official America’s Farmers Grow Communities rules go to: https://www.americasfarmers.com/grow-communities/program-rules/ There are two simple ways to enroll: · Click on the “Enroll Now” tab at the top of the page of the website indicated above. Or, · Call 877-267-3332 to enroll by phone. No purchase necessary. A purchase will not increase your chance of winning. Farmer Eligibility An Eligible Farmer must: (1) be 21 years of age or older at the time he or she submits a program entry and (2) be actively engaged in farming, in the continental United States, a minimum of 250 acres of one or more crops. A farmer is “actively engaged in farming” if he or she performs the work on the farm or hires and actively manages others who do so. Eligible Charities In order to be eligible to receive a grant under the Program (a “Grant”), the charity selected by an entrant (a “Charity”) must be a tax-exempt public charity, meaning that the Charity must be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) or as a “unit of government” under Section 170(c)(1). Section 501(c)(3) is a section of the Internal Revenue Code that establishes criteria for tax-exempt charitable organizations. Section 170(c)(1) refers to agencies that conduct business to benefit the public at large, such as public schools, and municipalities. Enroll Now for America’s Farmers Grow Communities from Bayer Fund. Act Before November 1st. to direct $5,000 to a Rural Nonprofit or School in Your Community!

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