AGRICULTURE: Mottet directs donation to Arc

Jefferson County farmer Joe Mottet directed $2,500 to The Arc of Jefferson & Nearby Counties through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Bayer Fund.

As part of its mission The Arc of Jefferson & Nearby Counties will use the funds to provide camperships and participation in Special Olympics competition for individuals in Jefferson County who are intellectually and/or otherwise developmentally disabled said Darlene Vorhies, board director of The Arc.

Celebrating its 10th year, America’s Farmers Grow Communities partners with farmers to support nonprofit organizations strengthening rural communities. The program offers farmers the chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit of their choice. It has awarded more than $33 million to over 8,000 nonprofits across rural America.

“A better life is Bayer’s goal. Farmers are invested in their communities, they root for their neighbors, and they know when and where there is a need,” said Al Mitchell, vice president Corporate Engagement, Bayer. “Farmers are one of America’s best resources, which is

why Grow Communities partners with them to direct donations to the organizations they are passionate about and that make a positive impact and a better life in communities.”