Today at Meadow Lands Elementary School a check for $25,000 was awarded to Daviess County Public Schools. The grant money will help grow rural education.

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The special grant was given to enhance its science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum through America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Bayer Fund. Daviess County Public Schools plan to use the Grow Rural Education funds to provide all 12 elementary schools in the district with grade-level science equipment kits.

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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, 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.”

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Since Grow Rural Education began in 2011, it has awarded more than $18 million to more than 1,000 schools in rural communities across the United States.

The Bayer Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the overall health and wellbeing in communities where farmers and Bayer employees live and work.

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WBKR would like to congratulate the Davies County Public Schools for such an honor.

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And, for letting us be part of the BIG day.

Barb Birgy
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