REMSEN, N.Y. – Remsen Central School District has received a $25,000 grant from Grow Rural Education, a program from America’s Farmers that grants funds to enhance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.
Grow Rural Education grants are typically used to develop more engaging and innovative STEM programs, and have helped schools purchase augmented-reality sandboxes, weather-forecasting and robotics equipment. Remsen Central School will use the grant funds to build a greenhouse or invest in agricultural technology.
In early 2019, Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Bayer Fund, partnered with local farmers to nominate rural schools and awarded more than $2.3 million in grants.
“America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education is a unique program because farmers play an important role throughout the process, from nominating schools to selecting the grant winners,” said Al Mitchell, president of the Bayer Fund. “With the incredible support of local farmers, countless grant-winning schools have shared with us how Grow Rural Education funds have made their STEM programs more engaging and, in several instances, positively impacted test scores.”
To qualify for a Grow Rural Education grant, farmers nominate a school or district to compete for a merit-based grant of either $10,000 or $25,000. School districts that were nominated had to submit an application describing their STEM-focused project.
To view a complete list of winners or to learn more about the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, visit AmericasFarmers.com.
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