Cadott School District in Chippewa County received $10,000 from the Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural EducationSM on Oct. 5. The money will go to create a mobile station of over 20 iPads that students will use to improve their knowledge and skills in math and science.
The program gives farmers the opportunity to nominate their public school district to apply for a merit-based grant to enhance math and science education. After a three-tier grant review process, Cadott School District was selected as one of 12 winners in Wisconsin. In Wisconsin, a total of $190,000 is being invested in rural education. (Cornell School District in Chippewa County also received $25,000 from Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural EducationSM on Sept. 28.)
The Monsanto Fund will invest $2.3 million in rural education across 39 states through this program. This year, more than 61,000 farmers nominated their rural school districts to apply for this grant opportunity. America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education is part of a four-part initiative, which highlights the important contributions farmers make every day to our society.