RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (June 22, 2016) – This year’s More for Everyone award funds – made possible by InVigor® canola hybrids from Bayer– will go toward purchasing new playground equipment for schools, improving a community swimming pool, building a veterans memorial monument and helping numerous other organizations important to northern U.S. canola growers.
Since 2010, farmers who early book their InVigor canola seed have the opportunity to nominate a local non-profit organization of their choice for a More for Everyone award. Through the award program, Bayer is donating a total of $50,000 to ten groups in 2016.
“Every year we hear how committed our farmers are to keeping their local communities vibrant,” says Brian Hrudka, U.S. canola and wheat seeds manager for Bayer. “The More for Everyone program is a way of helping our customers help their local communities. We’re thrilled to give northern U.S. canola growers the opportunity to carry over the success of InVigor canola seed into non-profit groups that make their communities great places to live.”
Each year, a committee of three independent judges carefully chooses the award winners from the farmers’ nominations. During the decision process, the judges consider the organizations’ needs and the benefits that the awards would provide to the served communities as expressed in the nominations. The judges chose the following organizations to receive this year’s More for Everyone awards:
- First Lutheran Church in Rugby, N.D. to help replace a 50-year-old furnace with a new, efficient one.
- Bowbells Parent Teacher Organization in Bowbells, N.D. to defray the cost of upgrading existing playground equipment and replacing audio equipment in the gymnasium.
- Newburg United School in Newburg, N.D. to fund the cost of new playground equipment.
- Slope County 4H in New England, N.D. to purchase archery equipment to start a shooting club. Rolla Park & Recreation Board in Rolla, N.D. for maintenance and improvements to the community swimming pool.
- Rolette Rural Fire Department in Rolette, N.D. to purchase a thermal imager that assists finding hotspots and people in fires.
- Annie’s House in Bottineau, N.D. to fund extracurricular activity expenses for kids with physical and mental disabilities.
- Milton American Legion Post #179 in Milton, N.D. to defray the cost of building a Milton Veterans Memorial Monument.
- Trinity Health Foundation in Minot, N.D. to fund programs and events for families of children with Type 1 diabetes.
- Kids Academy in Berthold, N.D. to purchase a transit bus or van to transport children to and from school and field trips.
This year’s judges were Dr. Janet Knodel, Extension entomologist at North Dakota State University; Jay Rehder, advertising sales at the Red River Farm Network; and Jean Johnson, marketing communicator at AgCountry.
The amount awarded each year is linked to how much InVigor canola seed farmers reserve with Bayer for the upcoming season. Since 2010, Bayer has awarded more than $245,000 to non-profit organizations through the More for Everyone program.
For more information on the program’s history, visit www.MoreForEveryone.com.
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