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EU an America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education 2013 finalist

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 10:41 a.m. CDT

This year’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, finalists have been announced, and East Union Community School District is one.

Nominated school districts from across the country submitted completed grant applications by April 30. For the past month, a panel of educators reviewed applications and sent the strongest submissions for consideration by the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Advisory Council. The advisory council, comprised of farmer leaders with a interest in both agriculture and education, will select the winning grant applications from this pool of finalists.

East Union Community School District is in the running for grants of up to $25,000.

America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education helps farmers strengthen math and science education in local rural school districts.

Currently in its second year, this program is part of the Monsanto Fund’s overall effort to support rural education and communities. America’s Farmers Grow Communities, which gives winning farmers the opportunity to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit organization in their county, is also part of this effort. To date, these programs combined have contributed more than $15 million to rural communities.

To learn more about either program, visit http://americasfarmers.com/.

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