Monsanto Fund Offering Grants to Carolina Schools

For the second year in a row, the Monsanto Fund is offering grant money to local school systems for enhancement of math and science programs. Linda Arnold, Customer Outreach Lead for Monsanto explains America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education:

“We are giving away one grant per crop reporting district and then one state grant. So each crop reporting district would receive a grant of $10,000 and the state grant is $25,000.”

Arnold describes some of the programs that received the 2012 grant money:

“Last year we had a school in NC, Craven County Schools, and they used the money to retrofit their existing greenhouse to add hydroponics and solar energy. They were learning about sustainability and it was part of their science program. Another school in NC, they used it in math, and used the money to improve their technology and build excitement around their math program.”

Arnold explains that it’s easy to nominate a school:

“Farmers can go on line to  or call 877-267-3332 and it only takes a few minutes to give contact info and list what school district they want to nominate for the program.”

Arnold explains the funding available for North & South Carolina:

“There are four $10,000 grants in NC and two $10,000 grants in SC and one $25,000 grant per state.” is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.