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Congratulations to all of the 2019 winning school districts! Please click here to view a list of the winners. Please note that 2020 farmer nominations begin January 1 – please encourage local farmers to nominate your school district for a chance to compete for a grant next year!

Jobs in STEM are only becoming more valued, and that gives educators a clear game plan: Get kids excited about science, technology, engineering and math. These skills can lead to a successful career in agriculture and other industries.

The Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Bayer Fund, allows eligible farmers to nominate their local public school district for grants to help enhance STEM education. Once nominated, school districts submit applications to compete for $10,000 or $25,000 grants to help fund projects that enhance their STEM curriculum. While these grants are helping to improve test scores today, better yet, they’re getting kids to think bigger about their tomorrows.

Grow Rural Education awards $2.3 million in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) grants to public school districts annually and has awarded over $16 million since 2011.

And if there’s one thing we know about a community where farmers live—everyone loves a good story.