Kentucky farmers can help local schools win up to $25,000 STEM grant

Monsanto Fund Jake Hubbard-Rochelle, IL 5/3/2017
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(WBKO) -- Through America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, area schools can win up to $25,000 for STEM research.

Now until April 2, this program allows farmers across the country to nominate their school district to enhance the study of science, technology, engineering, and math with $10,000 or $25,000 grants.

Grow Rural Education will award $2.3 million in 2018 to different schools. Their goal is to give local farmers the opportunity play a positive role in the success of their community and students.

Past local winners have included Bowling Green Independent Schools in 2013, Logan County Schools from 2012-2014, and Barren County Schools in 2016.

According to the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Program, past winning programs have used funds to improve internet connectivity, develop industrial arts labs, and create life science and livestock learning laboratories.

In Illinois, eighth grade students from a winning school district used funds to buy a 3D printer that they used to build a prosthetic arm for a farmer that lost his arm in a farming accident. See photos:

Farmers can nominate their school district by visiting or by calling 1-877-267-3332 toll-free.

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