Community is the Heart of Every Acre!

At Specialty Hybrids, we know how important farming is to your family and to your community because it’s important to us. That’s why the America’s Farmers programs, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, partner with farmers year-round to give back to rural communities across the country and in Indiana and Michigan.

We help support rural American farmers with three different programs:

Grow Communities

Every year, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities initiative partners with farmers to award more than $3 million to help support causes that make a positive impact in rural communities across the country. Farmers have the opportunity to enroll to win a $2,500 donation to direct toward their favorite eligible nonprofit organization. So far, this program has supported local efforts to feed the hungry, purchase life-saving EMS equipment, support ag youth programs, buy school classroom resources and more.

Grow Rural Education

America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education works with farmers to nominate public school districts to compete for $10,000 and $25,000 math and science grants. Annually, the program awards $2.3 million to rural school districts to fund STEM projects like technology upgrades, greenhouses and laboratory equipment.

Farmer Nominations:
January – April 2018

Grow Ag Leaders

America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders offers more than $500,000 in scholarships to high school seniors and college students pursuing an ag-related field of study. Every student application needs two farmer endorsements. Tell a student you know about this opportunity.

Students Applications:
November 2018 – February 2019

Farmer Endorsements:
November 2018 – February 2019

To learn more about the America’s Farmers programs, visit www.AmericasFarmers.com. Throughout the year, The Monsanto Fund strives to help farmers lift up their communities through the America’s Farmers programs.

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