ST LOUIS, Mo. (WEHT) – UPDATE: Only one month remains for Indiana farmers to nominate schools for STEM grants.
Beginning January 1, America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education is partnering with farmers across the country to help strengthen rural public school districts through $15,000 STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) grants.
Since 2010, America’s Farmers have awarded more than $53 million to students and public schools across the country.
The Grow Rural Education program has strengthened schools by bringing together students, teachers, farmers and community members to make STEM programs more engaging. Since its inception in 2011, the Grow Rural Education program has awarded more than $18 million in grants to over 1,000 schools nationwide. In Indiana alone, more than $1,095,000 has been awarded to local public schools.
Farmers can nominate a local public school to apply for one of the grants by visiting AmericasFarmers.com from January 1 to April 1, 2020.
(This story was originally published on January 7, 2020. This story was updated on March 9, 2020.)