Three Northwest Iowa School Districts Among 28 Vying For Monsanto Grants

Date posted - August 20, 2013

monsanto america's farmers grow rural education logoSt Louis, Missouri — Two of the Iowa school districts in the running for grants of up to $25,000 are in our part of northwest Iowa, and one is from nearby.

The Monsanto Fund has announced this year’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education finalists. Nominated school districts from across the country submitted completed grant applications before April 30.  For the past month, a panel of educators has been reviewing applications.  They sent the strongest submissions for consideration by the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Advisory Council.  The Advisory Council, comprised of farmer-leaders with a vested interest in both agriculture and education, will select the winning grant applications from this pool of finalists.

The Boyden-Hull and West Lyon Community School Districts are in the running for the grants of up to $25,000, and so is Clay Central Everly.

The other schools include:

  • Alburnett Community School District
  • Baxter Community School District
  • Cal Community School District
  • Cardinal Community School District
  • East Union Community School District
  • Essex Junior-Senior High School
  • Forest City Community School District
  • Glidden-Ralston Community School District
  • Keota Community School District
  • Lamoni Community School District
  • Moulton-Udell Community School District
  • New Hampton
  • New London Community School District
  • Newell-Fonda Community School District
  • North Tama County Community School District
  • Northeast Community School District
  • Pekin Community School District
  • Riceville Community School District
  • Schaller-Crestland Community School District
  • Springville Community School District
  • Storm Lake Community School District
  • Stratford Community School District
  • Washington Community School District
  • West Hancock
  • West Monona Community School District
  • Western Dubuque Community School District

America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education helps farmers strengthen math and science education in local rural school districts. Currently in its second year, this program is part of the Monsanto Fund’s overall effort to support rural education and communities.  America’s Farmers Grow Communities, which gives winning farmers the opportunity to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit organization in their county, is also part of this effort. To date, these programs combined have contributed more than $15 million to rural communities. To learn more about either program, please visit

The Monsanto Fund is the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company.


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