03-12-13 Learn More about the 2013 America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Campaign…
Posted by Brian Allmer on March 12, 2013
For the second year in a row, farmers are gearing up to impact their communities. By nominating their favorite public school district to compete for a grant of up to $25,000, farmers coast to coast will have a hand in shaping the future of today’s youth – this, thanks to Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education℠.
The Monsanto Fund is set to invest $2.3 million to strengthen math and science education in rural communities through America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education℠. Now until April 15, 2013, farmers in 1,271 counties across 39 states can nominate their local public school district to compete for a merit-based grant. Administrators of nominated school districts can then submit grant applications through April 30, 2013. Grant funds are then used to enhance the district’s math and/or science programs.
Grants are reviewed by the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Advisory Council and are awarded based on merit, need and community support. Multiple nominations of a single school district demonstrate community support and strengthen the grant application.
To nominate your local school district, or for more information about the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, visit GrowRuralEducation.com or call 1-877-267-3332.