Southern Door’s Maple-Syrup Experience Gets a Boost

Local farmer Jim Wautier recently directed a $2,500 Bayer Fund America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation to the Southern Door County School District, which it will use for its sugar shack and maple-sap tapping experience. 

“We appreciate Mr. Wautier’s advocacy for our school,” said Superintendent Patti Vickman. “The donation will help to make some necessary repairs to the district’s sugar shack and enhance the maple-syrup tapping experience that is part of our Farm-to-School program.”

Since 2010, the America’s Farmers programs ( have awarded more than $59 million to nonprofits, aspiring agriculture students and public schools across rural America to make a difference in rural farming communities

Farmers are leaders in their communities, which is why America’s Farmers programs rely on them to help identify the most worthy causes and nominate nonprofit organizations with resources to strengthen their local communities.