WHIPPANY, N.J., Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer, the Presenting Partner of the 2015 Luke Bryan Farm Tour offers its heartfelt congratulations to Luke Bryan on being awarded the 2015 CMA Entertainer of the Year. Bayer joined Luke on the Farm Tour to help raise awareness about the important job growers have in feeding America and the world.
"We are extremely proud of Luke on winning his second consecutive CMA award for Entertainer of the Year," said Ray Kerins, Head of Communications, Government Relations and Policy for Bayer Corporation. "Spending over two weeks 'kicking the dust up' on the Luke Bryan Farm Tour I can say first hand—he is one hell of an entertainer!"
During the Farm Tour, which visited eight farms across the country earlier this fall, Bayer donated over $50,000 to growers and local food banks at each stop, plus an additional $10,000 to post-flood relief efforts in Columbia, SC.
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