Now until April 15th, farmers can nominate a local public school district to compete for a merit-based grant of up to $25-thousand through the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Administrators of nominated school districts may then submit grant applications through April 30th.
Last year, North Greene School District received $25-thousand to improve math and science programs.
Grants will be awarded by the Monsanto Fund based on merit, need and community support. The America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Advisory Council, a group of 30 farmer leaders from across the country, will select the winning grant applications. Advisory Council members were selected based on their passion for agriculture and education, as well as experience in rural school districts.
America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education is part of the Monsanto Fund’s overall effort to strengthen America’s farming communities.