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, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, 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

America’s Farmers Grow Communities offers farmers the chance to enroll to win a $2,500 donation to direct toward their favorite local eligible nonprofit organization. The program has awarded more than $33 million to support local efforts to feed the hungry, purchase life-saving EMS equipment, support ag youth programs, buy school classroom resources and more. Farmers Enroll August 1st.

Grow Rural Education

America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education calls on farmers to nominate public school districts to compete for grants to enhance STEM education. The program has awarded over $18 million to more than 1,000 rural school districts to fund STEM projects like technology upgrades, greenhouses and laboratory equipment. Nominate a district January 1st.

Grow Ag Leaders

America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders awards $1,500 scholarships to high school seniors and college students pursuing ag-related fields of study. Every student application requires two farmer endorsements. Students Apply November 15th    

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

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