Cherokee, KS Farmer Directs “America’s Farmers Grow Communities Donation” to Southeast Yearbook Program

• The America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by Bayer Fund, partners
with farmers to provide grants to local nonprofits to help their communities.

• Through the program, farmers enroll for the chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a local
eligible nonprofit organization of their choice.

• The America’s Farmers programs have given more than $59 million to rural America since

Cherokee, KS (September 15, 2021) – Local farmer, Jeanna Jones, recently directed a $2,500 Bayer Fund America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation to the Southeast High School Yearbook Program. The Yearbook Program will use these funds to purchase new photo editing hardware including new camera lenses and a new iPad Pro.

“I cannot thank Jeanna and this program enough for what this money will do for our students. This grant will provide our students with the opportunity to use the newest software and hardware in photography and editing.” said, Cherie Witt, Southeast High School Business Teacher.

Since 2010, the America’s Farmers programs have awarded more than $59 million to nonprofits, aspiring ag students and public schools across rural America. Farmers are leaders in their communities, which is why America’s Farmers programs rely on them to help identify the most worthy causes.

Dedicated to making a difference in rural farming communities, the Grow Communities program asks farmers across the country to participate by nominating nonprofit organizations with resources to strengthen their local communities. Last August, farmers entered for the chance to direct a $2,500 Grow Communities donation to a local eligible nonprofit of their choice. Farmers have directed donations to food banks, emergency response organizations, schools, youth agriculture programs and many others that reflect the spirit and support the vibrancy of rural America.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone, including those in rural regions, and farmers play a critical role in helping communities overcome challenges, like the ones we’re currently facing” said Al Mitchell, Bayer Fund president. “Bayer Fund is proud to work side-by-side with farmers to identify local eligible nonprofit organizations that are able to provide their residents with solutions that leave a lasting impact.”

Southeast Yearbook Staff Pictured L to R: Kinzey Cassidy (So) – Scammon, Kassidy Fox (So) – McCune, Cassie Swezey (Sr) – McCune, Brodey Jones (Sr) – Scammon, Tristen Wells (Sr) – McCune, Madison Warner (Sr) – Weir, Audrey Jacobs (Jr) – Pittsburg, Storm Miner (So) – Cherokee

To learn more about how America’s Farmers programs are making an impact, visit

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