Research Triangle Park, N.C., May 9, 2012 – Kids ice-skating in hockey uniforms, working parents needing childcare, teens waiting for the day when they learn agronomy and biology in a greenhouse and many others across North Dakota are joining their canola-growing neighbors in celebrating the benefits of InVigor canola hybrids from Bayer CropScience, as small community groups receive financial support from the InVigor canola More for Everyone awards. Through the awards program, Bayer CropScience is donating a total of $32,000 to non-profit organizations across the state this year.
In the program’s three-year lifetime, Bayer CropScience has awarded more than $87,000 to local groups nominated by canola farmers.
“We believe the benefits of InVigor hybrids result in More for Everyone,” says Tom Schuler, BioScience business development manager for Bayer CropScience. “When growers choose InVigor canola, they benefit from ‛more’ – stronger early-season growth and consistently better yields. The More for Everyone awards embody that spirit and enable us to extend the benefits of InVigor canola to more people, to people who are important to our customers.”
The total donation amount is based off of Early Book sales. For every bag of InVigor seed booked before Feb. 29, 2012 for the 2012 planting season, 50 cents went toward this year‘s awards. Farmers who participated in Early Book had the opportunity to nominate a deserving organization in their communities. A panel of three independent judges chose the following organizations from 109 submissions to receive awards:
- Big Pembina Lutheran Church in Langdon for a siding project
- Cando Youth Hockey Program for maintenance costs
- Langdon Day Care Center for construction of a tornado and storm shelter
- Max Public School District for construction of a greenhouse for the ag department
- Michigan-Whitman Fire Department for the purchase of grain bin rescue tubes
- Garrison FFA & FBLA
- Sakakawea Area Council for the Arts, designated for the Kota Theatre in Garrison
- Mott Opportunity Today & Tomorrow
- Starkweather Park Association
- Towner County 4H Young Riders
- Wishek FFA
- Wolford Dollars for Scholars
The judges were Ron Beneda, agent with North Dakota State University Extension; Sherri Coleman, associate director of the Northern Canola Growers Association; and Randy Koenen with Red River Farm Network.
“We know how important local communities are to our grower customers and their families,” says Schuler. “Having support from neighbors and local organizations is one of the cornerstones of living and working in rural America. Through the More for Everyone awards, Bayer CropScience takes pride in bolstering that important part of farmers’ lives.”
Community members are invited to join their canola-growing neighbors to celebrate the local contributions of InVigor canola at award events this summer. Location, date and time will be announced for each event.
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