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Rural Schools Grant Program Seeking Applicants for 2016 Funding
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 01/12/2016

Monsanto is once again sponsoring its Farmers Grow Rural Education program, which will award public school districts with grant monies of either $10,000 or $25,000. The company says school districts are working to incorporate common core state standards and hands-on learning opportunities into their math and science curriculum. The grant program aims to strengthen education in rural communities.

Now in its fifth year, the Farmers Grow Rural Education program has invested over $9 million to more than 650 school districts since 2011. Wisconsin school districts have received $540,000 in grants since the program's inception.

Farmers have the opportunity to nominate their local districts through April 1. Administrators from nominated districts will then submit grant applications for either amount.

The program is part of a broad commitment by the Monsanto Fund to partner with farmers to support rural communities.

For more information about the Farmers Grow Rural Education program and to view the official rules, visit www.GrowRuralEducation.com.

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