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Farmers are being invited to nominate rural schools for grants in the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Fund.

Community Outreach Manager Heather Wolfe says after the April 1 deadline, the schools that were nominated will have two more weeks to apply for grants of $10,000 and $25,000.

Wolfe says the school districts that are ultimately chosen can decide what to spend the money on.

The Monsanto Fund has supported the program for more than $9 million worth of grants nationwide since 2011. Farmers who want to nominate a school can find out how at www.growruraleducation.com”.

The school districts that are chosen will get the awards in August. Wolfe says greenhouses, robotics programs, and lab equipment for math and science classrooms have been funded before.

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