Farmers Can Nominate Schools for Rural Education Grants

1/26/2013 7:00 AM

ST. LOUIS — For the second consecutive year, America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, will give farmers the opportunity to enhance math and science programs in their communities.

From now until April 15, farmers can nominate a local public school district to compete for a merit-based grant of up to $25,000.

Administrators of nominated districts may then submit grant applications through April 30. This year, the program expands to 26 new counties, for a total of 1,271 eligible counties across 39 states.

Following a successful pilot in Minnesota and Illinois, America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education debuted nationally last year, awarding $2.3 million to school districts coast to coast.

Eligible farmers can nominate a public school district by visiting and following the “Nominate Now” link on the top, left corner of the page, or by calling 877-267-3332.

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