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Farmers Can Help Local Schools Receive STEM Grants
Updated February 7, 2019 11:45 AM | Filed under: Education
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(UNDATED) - American farmers have a great opportunity to help support their local public school districts through $10,000 or $25,000 grants for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs via the America's Farmer's Grow Rural Education program.

These grants support STEM education by funding initiatives such as technology upgrades, greenhouses and gardens, lab enhancements and more. The program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, and supported by America's farmers, will award approximately $2.3 million in grants to eligible rural public schools in 2019 and has awarded over $16 million since 2011 - helping farmers to support causes that create positive impacts in their local communities.

April Jewell, a teacher at Ballard County School District in Kentucky, a recent winner of a $25,000 grant in the program, has seen first-hand how the program helps with upgrades to the technology in their classrooms to enhance their health science curriculum and better prepare their students for various career paths.


April Jewell is featured in a new radio public service campaign, entitled "Grow Rural Education," to encourage American farmers to nominate their local public school for a chance to win and to make a lasting impact in countless classrooms.

For more information and to nominate a school click here.

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