May 18, 2022

Baxter CSD benefits from area farmers

Local farmers Paul and Chris Schmidt recently directed a $5,000 Bayer Fund America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation to Baxter Community School District. The Baxter district will use the funds to further the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program.

“We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Paul and Chris Schmidt and Bayer Fund America’s Farmers Growing Communities. The Schmidts are Baxter community members, Baxter CSD parents, and Paul is a Baxter CSD alum,” Baxter Community School Board members said.

In 2022, Bayer Fund revamped America’s Farmers Grow Communities program making it easier for farmers across the country to find and fund the organizations and institutions that keep their communities thriving. This included doubling the individual donations to $5,000 to local rural communities.

“Each year we hear from several nonprofit and school leaders, as well as farmers, about the ways Grow Communities has made a difference,” Al Mitchell, Bayer Fund president said.

Bayer Fund is proud to work side-by-side with farmers to identify local nonprofit organizations and schools that are improving rural communities in the areas of health and wellness, food and nutrition, and STEM and ag education.”

Farmers can enroll for the opportunity to direct a 2023 Grow Communities donation starting on Aug. 1. To learn more about the enrollment process and how America’s Farmers programs are making an impact, visit