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KayDee Gilkey America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Grants Now Available
by KayDee Gilkey, click here for bio

Program: Farm and Ranch Report
Date: March 09, 2017

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To help K-12 educators enhance their STEM curriculum, the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, will once again provide farmers with the opportunity to nominate their public schools for grant opportunities. Monsanto’s Customer Advocacy Manager Heather Wolfe speaks to its success and says it is growing.

Wolfe: “We’ve been giving away about $2.3 million every year since 2012. And just last year in 2016, we had 175 winning school districts across the U.S..”


Wolfe explains how the program work.

Wolfe: “We really try and partner with farmers to help positively impact communities by supporting rural school districts. And it works by having farmers nominate their local public school districts for grants of either $10,000 or $25,000 to enhance math and/or science education. And eligible farmers all they need to do is go out there and nominate their school by April 1st. And they can do that by visiting www.growruraleducation.com. Once they’ve done that all they are going to do is fill out a short nomination form and then they submit it, we’ll take that form and let the school district know they’ve been nominated and encourage them to apply.”


Again the deadline to nominate a school is April 1st and in order to be an eligible farmer, you must being growing at least 250 acres of corn or soybeans or vegetables and be from an eligible county. You can learn more at the website growruraleducation.com


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