Daviess County Public Schools Wins $25,000!
Daviess County Public Schools have been selected as a $25,000 winner in the Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural EducationSM.
That is a program that gives farmers the opportunity to nominate their public school district to apply for a grant, that is based on merit, to enhance math and science education. After a three-tier grant review process, Daviess County Public Schools was selected as one of 4 winners in Kentucky. In Kentucky, a total of $55,000 is being invested in rural education.
Th presentation will be Friday night at Apollo High School between the varsity girls and boys basketball games.
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.
The farmers -- you may know them -- that nominated our Daviess County winners are:
|Alex Bryant||Don Bittel||Gerald Boswell||Phillip Castlen|
|Donald Catron||Jane Catron||Joseph Cecil||Rose Cecil|
|Tony Ebelhar||Daniel Elbehar||Joseph Elliot||Mary Sue Elliot|
|Joe Fischer||Kenneth Fischer||Sylvester Fischer||William Foster|
|Winnie Foster||Jimmy Gilles||Joe Goetz||Darrell Hagan|
|Jesse Horn||Tim Horn||Roger Kamuf||Christopher Karn|
|Timothy Karn||Kenny Knott||John Kuegel||Scott Kuegel|
|William Kuegel||Jacob Marksberry||Royce McCormick||Dennis McKay|
|Joseph McPherson||Rob Mooman||Gary Murphy||Ernest Pantle|
|James Pantle||Jane Pantle||Billy Reid||James Settles|
|Charles Smith||Jeanette Smith||David Sparks||Wallace Taylor|
|Wally Taylor||Tony Williams||David Wink||Donald Wink|
|Kye Wink||Marvin Wink|
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. It includes: Grow Communities, which gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit; Mobile Experience, which is a traveling exhibit that emphasizes the role farmers play in feeding the world; and Farm Mom of the Year, which is an essay-based and online voting contest that celebrates women in agriculture by giving them the opportunity to win up to $10,000 and the title of “National Farm Mom of the Year”. For more information about these programs and to view the official rules, visit.