Due to the support of local farmers and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, Blue Valley-Randolph received a $10,000 grant to purchase 10 FOSS (Full Option Science System) kits for grades K-8, last Friday. The kits include books and equipment to enhance each unit of study.
America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, offers farmers the chance to nominate a local public school district, which can then compete for a grant of up to $25,000 to enhance math and/or science education. More than 1,150 nominated school districts submitted applications.
America’s Farmers Grow Communities, which offers winning farmers the chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit organization in their county, is also part of this effort. Enrollment for 2014 Grow Communities is currently underway. Visit www.GrowCommunities.com to enter to win $2,500 for your county.To date, these programs combined have contributed more than $15 million to rural communities. To learn more about either program, visit www.americasfarmers.com