Monday, September 10, 2012

Monsanto Helps Grow Rural Texas Schools

Nine rural Texas school districts will start the academic year with a boost thanks to the “America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education” grants sponsored by the Monsanto fund. Each district will receive up to $25,000 toward innovative school projects.

Hand-picked from a competitive field of applicants from across the nation were the independent school districts of Hillsboro, Memphis, Dalhart, Levelland, Southland, Ira, Wall, Edna and Brownsville. These rural school districts represent nine of 176 nationwide winners. Some of the Texas projects to receive funding include: the construction of a greenhouse and the purchase of graphing calculators, electronic textbooks and various programs to help increase student scores on college entrance exams.

Farmers across the country participate in this initiative by nominating school districts. We often thank farmers for providing our families with an abundance of food and fiber, but today we also offer our gratitude for helping grow our nation’s future leaders.

Congratulations to the chosen school districts for representing the Lone Star State and thanks also to Monsanto for generously investing in our nation’s farm communities.

To view a full list of grant winners and learn more about the “America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education” program, visit

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