Farmers can nominate schools for the America’s Farmers grant program

Americs Farmers website

Less than a month remains to apply for America’s Farmers programs, sponsored by the Bayer Fund.

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 for students and public schools. For Missouri alone, that amounts to $1,185,000.

Farmers nominate a local public school to apply for one of the grants. Visit the Americas Farmers website to complete the process which takes less than five minutes. April 1st is the deadline to complete the nomination form.  After the school district receives a nomination, they will be notified and teachers are encouraged to submit a grant application describing their desired STEM project by April 15th. A panel of math and science teachers reviews the applications and selects the finalists.

In the fall, farmers can enroll in the Grow Communities Program for the chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a local eligible nonprofit organization.

The Grow Ag Leaders program will begin accepting applications for $1,500 scholarships for students pursuing an education in agriculture-related fields.