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Farmers: Nominate a local school for Monsanto grant

To help K-12 educators enhance their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum and excite their students about these fields, the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is giving farmers the opportunity to nominate their local public schools for the chance to receive $10,000 or $25,000 grants.

Because farmers know the needs of their communities, they kick off the Grow Rural Education program by nominating a local school to apply for one of the grants. Farmers can nominate their local school by visiting The process takes less than five minutes and has made a lasting impact in countless classrooms.

Farmers can nominate their school district until April 2. After the school district receives a nomination, the Monsanto Fund will notify the district and encourage administrators and teachers to design a grant that enhances STEM education for their students.

Nominated school districts have until April 15 to submit a grant application describing their project. An advisory council composed of farmer leaders then reviews finalist applications and selects the winning school districts.

Since 2011, more than $14 million has been awarded to school districts through the Grow Rural Education program. More information about the program can be found at and