Community Partners - Across our Sites

Every year, employees at our major locations give back to their communities through gifts of money, time and talent to support local causes and organizations that impact their communities in positive ways.  Here, we’ve highlighted some great examples of our commitment in action.

DeWitt

The Crop Science, a division of Bayer team in DeWitt, Arkansas takes great pride in its community leadership and the support it provides to local and regional organizations that serve the rural communities of Eastern and Central Arkansas.  A few examples of the team’s community involvement include:

  • Caring and Sharing Pantry – Opened in early 2012, the mission of the pantry is to create a hunger-free community; Crop Science local employees commit volunteer hours  to the Pantry every month
  • Dana’s House – A non-profit shelter for children in need of a safe and stable environment due to abuse and neglect
  • Phillips Community College Foundation – The DeWitt team provides financial assistance to enhance the quality of educational and training services offered by this multi-campus college serving Eastern Arkansas
  • DeWitt Baseball and Softball Association – Through the support of Crop Science, sign-up fees are reduced to enable more families to take advantage of the opportunity for their kids to play ball

The DeWitt site also supports numerous other local organizations, including 4-H, FFA, Harvest of Hope food bank, CASA of Arkansas, Grand Prairie Medical Clinic, the Arkansas County Fair and American Legion Boys State.

Institute

Our Institute site and employees are active partners in the community. Some examples of our community partnerships include:

  • The West Virginia Symphony’s Symphony Sunday, an annual beginning-of-summer outdoor classical concert for the people of Charleston and surrounding communities
  • West Virginia State University Foundation scholarships, an initiative by the university to provide awards to students based on high academic achievement or financial need
  • The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, specifically support for the Center’s programs aimed at enhancing educational achievement and promoting the arts and sciences.

Kansas City

The Kansas City site actively supports the civic, social, educational and cultural needs of the community. Some examples of our employees’ community engagement include:

  • Engaging in science education for our school children through Making Science Make Sense
  • Supporting our neighborhoods through our hands-on support of the city’s Christmas in October neighborhood enhancement effort.
  • Participating in the Kansas City area’s annual United Way drive, making this effort an enjoyable, high-priority activity among the site’s employees
  • Taking part in the annual Project Blue River Rescue, which helps remove thousands of pounds of trash tires, and similar debris from the banks of the Blue River in metro Kansas City.
  • Providing school supplies for an area school that includes students in need; organizing canned food collections for a local food bank; hosting a career exploration day for Upward Bound high school students; and making and providing blankets to a area hospital to distribute to patients’ families in need

Lubbock

Crop Science’s Lubbock team has long been a leading force in the community, providing financial, human and other resources to fuel positive community organizations and activities, such as:

  • South Plains Food Bank – volunteering time to assemble and deliver food boxes to more than 600 families
  • Ambucs-Caprock Classic Basketball Tournament - raising money for local charities with a goal of creating independence and mobility for people with disabilities
  • Texas Boys Ranch – providing financial support, as well as a set of high quality FiberMax® towels for each child in residence
  • “Ag in a Bag” – an elementary student field day where children are given the opportunity to learn about the driving force in Lubbock’s economy: Agriculture

Other organizations supported by Crop Science, a division of Bayer in Lubbock and the surrounding communities include the Texas 4-H Youth Foundation, CASA of the South Plains, Children’s Home of Lubbock, FFA, Littlefield Fire Department, and ABC Rodeo.

Muskegon

Muskegon takes pride in its great relationship with the community, achieved through a combination of neighborhood, educational, and arts and culture support.  Among the site’s on-going activities in this area are:

  • Contribution toward and participation in activities of the nearby Reeths-Puffer Neighborhood Improvement Association
  • Participation in the Muskegon community’s annual MayFest event, where site employees help school children conduct fun hands-on science experiments and engaged booth visitors on the issue of bee health, in the process handing out 800 bee care seed packets for planting bee-attractive flowers
  • Support for Muskegon’s Frauenthal Center, a focal point for the community’s cultural enthusiasm for music, theatre and film

Pasadena

Crop Science Pasadena strives to be a good neighbor in every aspect of its operations. Among the site’s community engagement activities are:

  • Working to make the lives of residents at the Pine Tree Adult Retirement Home with Alzheimer’s disease a little brighter with annual holiday gifts
  • Contributing items to St. Juan Diego Catholic Church, just across the street from our facility, for its annual fund-raising event
  • Planting trees with students at a local elementary school as part of the our Protecting Tomorrow Today initiative

Sacramento Area

Our Sacramento area employees are committed to preserving our environment and actively engaging in our community. Some recent examples of employee engagement include:

  • Participation in The Great American River Cleanup.  Together, our group of 70+ volunteers contributed to the great success of this event, beautifying and preserving the American River Parkway, one of the region’s most beloved recreational areas
  • Sponsorship of “Expanding Your Horizons Conference: Motivating Young Women in Science + Mathematics,” an event reaching roughly 500 6th-8th grade girls designed to encourage and empower them to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering and math
  • Sponsorship and participation in 2013 Careers in Agriculture Day, an event attended by middle and high school students and their teachers in the highly urbanized San Francisco Bay area, highlighting the wide variety of career paths in agriculture for those with an interest in science, technology, engineering and math

Shakopee

Crop Science, a division of Bayer is an active corporate citizen in the Shakopee, Minnesota area.  Some key examples of community partnerships include:

  • Shakopee School District “Dollars for Scholars” – Raising scholarship funds that aid high school graduates in the pursuit of higher education, and awareness of modern agricultural techniques at the high school level.
  • Lifeworks – Our site includes a light assembly production department staffed by developmentally-challenged adults from Lifeworks, providing these individuals an important source of income as well as a sense of pride and accomplishment.

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