Big Foot, Mukwonago school districts among grant finalists

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Staff | August 19, 2013


Big Foot Union High School District and the Mukwonago Area School District are among 23 Wisconsin school districts which are  finalists for grants up to $25,000 to enhance science and math programs for their schools  in the 2013 America's Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by The Monsanto Fund.

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 vested interest in both agriculture and education, will select the winning grant applications from this pool of finalists.

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, please visit

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