Money Available for Rural Schools

| March 23, 2013
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A great educational idea could win a local rural school several thousand dollars.  Monsanto Fund spokesperson Linda Arnold says the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education effort is in its second year.

“The program is available for public school districts K through 12 and we’re really targeting science and math. Those are good base core skills that everybody needs no matter what career they go into.”  Arnold says as “agriculture becomes more technology driven, those skills are needed even more out there on the farm.”

The nomination process starts with local community members.

“Farmers need to nominate a school district in order for a school district to participate and once the school district is nominated then we do all the work.”  Once a school is selected “the Monsanto Fund will send them the application and then the school has to come up with a great idea on how they’re going to build excitement in science and math.” 

Districts will compete to win 10-to-25-thousand dollars.  Nominations will be accepted on-line through April 15th. 


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