Oley Valley School District is a 2013 Grow Rural Educatin Finalist

The Monsanto Fund is excited to announce this year’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education finalists.

Nominated school districts from across the country submitted completed grant applications by April 30. For the past month, a panel of educators reviewed applications and 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.

These Pennsylvania school districts are in the running for grants of up to $25,000:

·Fleetwood Area School District

·Greensburg Salem School District

·Greenwood School District

·Lakeview School District

·Octorara Area School District

·Oley Valley School District

·Penn Manor School District

·Rockwood Area School District

·South Eastern School District

·Southern Columbia Area School District

·Southmoreland School District

·Spring Cove School District

·Tri-Valley School District

·Upper Adams School District

·West Perry School District

America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education is part of Monsanto Fund’s overall effort to strengthen America’s farming communities. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, Aug. 27. To learn more about Grow Rural Education, please visit www.GrowRuralEducation.com.