America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education keeps rural schools growing

Farm Forum

For the third consecutive year, America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, will give South Dakota farmers the opportunity to enhance math and science programs in their communities.

Now until April 6, 2014, farmers can nominate a local public school district to compete for a merit-based grant of up to $25,000. Administrators of nominated school districts may then submit grant applications through April 21. This year, the number of eligible counties has expanded to 1,289 across 39 states.

In 2013, the following South Dakota school districts received a total of $85,000 to enhance math and science curriculums:

• Freeman School District 33-1, $10,000

• Hamlin School District 28-3, $10,000

• Leola School District, $10,000

• Miller School District 29-4, $10,000

• Parkston School District 33-3, $10,000

• Sioux Valley School District 05-5, $10,000

• Kimball School District, $25,000

To view a list of all the winning school districts from previous years and for more information visit