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America's Farmers Grow Rural Education was introduced in 2011 to partner with farmers to support their local school districts, and we are excited to bring it back again in 2016. America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education offers farmers the opportunity to nominate rural public school districts to compete for merit- based grants of either $10,000 or $25,000.

How does it work?

Farmers nominate their local public school district from January 1 April 1. After a school district receives its first nomination, the Monsanto Fund will notify them and encourage them to develop a project and submit an application that enhances math and/or science education in their district. School districts are responsible for submitting their grant application, which is due by April 15.

Once all of the school district applications are submitted, a panel of math and science teachers from ineligible counties reviews each application and selects finalists. Then the Farmer Advisory Council, composed of farmers from across the U.S., reviews and selects the winning grant applications from a pool of finalists. Grant applications will be judged based on the merit of the application, need and community support. Winners are announced in early August

Kerens ISD was awarded a $10,000 grant to implement our "AFISH" project for the 2016-2017 school year.  

We wish to thank the following farmers for nominating KISD:


Jeffrey Saunders


Randall Bancroft


Tim Crawford