George/Little Rock has been selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, which gives farmers the opportunity to nominate their public school district to apply for a $10,000 or $25,000 merit-based grant to enhance math and science education. The grants are available through the Monsanto Fund. After a three tier grant review process, GLR was selected as one of a dozen winners in Iowa.
George-Little Rock faculty, local farmers and Monsanto representatives participated in a check presentation ceremony at the high school gym, before a varsity volleyball game on Thursday evening, October 4.
More than $2.3 million will be invested in rural education across 39 states through this program. This year, more than 61,000 farmers nominated 3,342 school districts to apply for grants.
Farmers that nominated George/Little Rock included Curt Behrens, Mark Behrens, Donna DeBoer, Mike Johnson, Dana Kruse, James Rypkema, Curt Schilling, and Molly Schilling.