Canada’s Farmers Grow Communities is sponsored by the Bayer Fund to support farming communities by offering farmers the opportunity to register to win a $2,500 donation for their favourite community charity or not-for-profit group engaged in charitable work. Recipients could include organizations like agricultural societies, service clubs, 4-H clubs, educational organizations, or other civic organizations (e.g. fire or health related organizations or food pantries). See the Official Rules for specific eligibility requirements. It takes less than five minutes to apply, and the application period runs January 14, 2019 to September 30, 2019. The program is available in 33 eligible territories across Canada.
Organizations must meet the requirements for charitable status as defined by the Canada Revenue Agency and have a CRA charitable organization number or be a not-for-profit agency engaged in charitable work. The recipient charity or not-for-profit must operate in the community or surrounding area where the nominating farmer resides.
No, we ask that you select one organization in your community.
Because we want each of the territories to benefit from the program, we ask that you choose an organization in your home territory. If you live and farm in two different territories, please register using your address from the territory in which you want to make the donation.
Winners will be selected and notified in November 2019.
We believe farmers who register will make a good decision on where the money is most needed to support their communities, and we wanted to make the process as simple as possible.
Winners are pre-screened to ensure they meet all eligibility requirements, and they are then randomly selected by a third party.
Rural communities are the heart of Canada. They are where we find the people who work hard to feed, fuel and clothe our country and the world. We believe in rural Canada, and we want to support the communities where farmers live and work.
This is the third official year for the Canada’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Bayer Fund. Prior to that, Bayer Canada sponsored a pilot program in the provinces of Quebec and Ontario.
Canada’s Farmers Grow Communities
c/o Agriculture in the Classroom-Manitoba Inc.
Box 278, Group 327, RR#3
Selkirk, MB R1A 2A8
Two winners will be randomly drawn for each eligible territory from all eligible entrants received for that territory. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.
The territories we chose to focus on are the territories where the large majority of grains and oilseeds are produced in Canada. As an organization 100 per cent focused on agriculture, we wanted to support those communities where farmers live and work.
Yes, participants from last years program are eligible for inclusion in this years program if they meet the eligibility requirements.
No. This program is designed for farmers only. Dealers can still participate in this community program by encouraging farmers in their communities to apply.
No. Only eligible farmers are able to submit an application for this program. However, we encourage community members to submit suggestions for ideas or initiatives that farmers in their community may then consider using in their applications.
Farmers who live in one of the 33 designated territories, are the age of majority in the province they reside and are actively engaged in farming corn, soybeans or canola in one of the eligible territories. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.