The Logan County School District in has been selected as a $10,000 winner in the Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education. This program gives farmers the opportunity to nominate their public school district to apply for a merit-based grant to enhance math and science education. After a three-tier grant review process, Logan County School District was selected as one of four winners in Kentucky. In Kentucky, a total of $55,000 is being invested in rural education.
An awards ceremony was held Dec. 7, 2012 where Logan County School District faculty, local farmers and Monsanto representatives participated in a check presentation ceremony during the high school football game.
The Monsanto Fund will invest $2.3 million in rural education across 39 states through this program. This year, more than 61,000 farmers nominated their rural school districts to apply for this grant opportunity.
America’s Farmers Grow Rural Educatio is part of a four-part initiative, which highlights the important contributions farmers make every day to our society. It includes: Grow Communities, which gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit; Mobile Experience, which is a traveling exhibit that emphasizes the role farmers play in feeding the world; and Farm Mom of the Year, which is an essay-based and online voting contest that celebrates women in agriculture by giving them the opportunity to win up to $10,000 and the title of “National Farm Mom of the Year”. For more information about these programs and to view the official rules, visit www.americasfarmers.com.