St. Alphonsus School Receives $5,000 Donation from Bayer CropScience

Thanks to local canola farmer Dennis Karsky who nominated St. Alphonsus School in Langdon, N.D., for a More for Everyone award, the private school will be installing new, energy-efficient windows.

Posted August 5, 2013

St. Alphonsus School is one of 10 non-profit organizations across North Dakota receiving a total of $30,000 in donations this year through the More for Everyone program, made possible by InVigor® canola hybrids from Bayer CropScience. In the program’s four-year lifetime, Bayer CropScience has awarded more than $117,000 to local groups nominated by canola farmers.

“We believe the benefits of InVigor hybrids result in More for Everyone,” says John Martin, technical sales representative for Bayer CropScience. “For farmers, InVigor means the best genetics and more yield. For the canola-growing communities like Langdon, InVigor’s More for Everyone program means more than $100,000 donated to important causes and local needs.”

Martin will present the award check July 30, at the school. St. Alphonsus School is for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Farmers like Dennis Karsky who booked InVigor seed by March 22, 2013, had the opportunity to nominate a deserving organization in their communities. A panel of three independent judges chose St. Alphonsus School and these other organizations from 125 submissions to receive awards:

$5,000 each

• Lakota Area Ambulance District

• Mohall Park District

• Munich Park

• Sarles Rural Fire Department

$1,000 each

• Bowbells Women Helping Others

• First Presbyterian Church of Rolla

• Mott Fire Department

• Roosevelt Park Zoo (Minot)

• Velva Public School Vocational Ag Department

The judges were Sherri Coleman, associate director of the Northern Canola Growers Association; Brian Jenks, weed scientist with North Dakota State University; and Sarah Wilson, an agricultural advocate from Jamestown, N.D.

The total amount awarded each year is linked to how much InVigor canola seed farmers reserved during the company’s Early Book period, which ended on March 22, 2013, for the 2013 growing season. For each bag of seed reserved during Early Book, Bayer CropScience allotted a specific amount for the More for Everyone awards.

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