Brandon-Evansville School's FFA program is $2,500 richer, thanks to Brandon farmer John Ledermann.

Ledermann signed up for a grant program called the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by Bayer Fund, which works with farmers to donate to local nonprofits.

Farmers enroll for the chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a local eligible nonprofit organization of their choice. Since 2010, the America's Farmers programs have awarded more than $59 million to community nonprofits, aspiring ag students and public schools across rural America.

Beneficiaries have included food banks, emergency response organizations, schools and youth agriculture programs.

For more information about the program, visit