Farmers can nominate schools for grantsNow until April 15, eligible farmers can nominate a local public school district to compete for a merit-based grant of up to $25,000.
By: News release , Monsanto
For the second consecutive year, America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education SM, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, will give South Dakota farmers the opportunity to enhance math and science programs in their communities.
Now until April 15, eligible farmers can nominate a local public school district to compete for a merit-based grant of up to $25,000.
Administrators of nominated school 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.
Farmers can nominate public school districts by visiting www.Grow RuralEducation.com and following the “Nominate Now” link on the top, left-hand corner of the page. Farmers may also nominate a school district by calling (877) 267-3332.
In 2012, the following South Dakota school districts received a total of $55,000 to enhance math and science curriculums:
• Milbank School District, $10,000.
• Parker School District, $10,000.
• Wolsey-Wessington School District 20-6, $10,000.
• Dell Rapids School District 49-3, $25,000.