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November 11, 2013

Limestone County school system wins ag education grant

ATHENS —

With state-of-the-art equipment in the classroom, students can gain valuable experience with hands-on training to prepare them for their  careers.

Thanks to the support of local farmers and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, the Limestone County School System received a $10,000 grant to purchase a Torchmate CNC plasma cutting system and two laptop computers.

“I believe all students will benefit from the grant through the use of this equipment, especially the students who have a career interest in welding or CNC technology,” said Ben Maples, Future Farmers of America advisor at Tanner High School.

 

America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, offers farmers the chance to nominate a local public school district, which can then compete for a grant of up to $25,000 to enhance math and/or science education. 

More than 1,150 nominated school districts submitted applications. The districts were nominated by local farmers.

“The America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grant is making a difference for the students in Limestone County, by allowing them the opportunity to gain hands-on career training as well as helping them to improve their math skills,” said Maples. 

 

America's Farmers Grow Rural Education helps farmers support math and science education in local rural school districts.The program was launched nationally in 2012 and has grown to include 1,271 eligible counties in 39 states. Since its inception, the program has invested more than $4.8 million in rural school districts across the country.



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