America's Farmers: Grow Rural Education

Grants offered in eligible U.S. counties

Application Period: January 1 - April 15

The application is now closed.
Please check back with us when the application opens on August 15, 2016.

America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by Bayer Fund, helps farmers positively impact their communities by supporting local, public school districts. 

To get more information on the program, please visit During the period the application is open (January 1 to April 15), please submit your application at

Bayer Fund is hosting three one-hour conference calls to give grant seekers an opportunity to have their questions about the program answered and to provide some tips on grant writing. We encourage prospective grantees to participate. You will need to register prior to joining a call. The link to register is included as a hyperlink in the date of each call below. Once you register, you will receive an email with the web link, dial-in number and the Conference ID number. It is suggested that you call in up to 15 minutes in advance of the scheduled start time to avoid long connection times. Callers may log in to the web link that will be provided in order to view the slides which will highlight discussion items, but this is not required.

Monday, February 11, 2019

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Central Time

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m. Central Time

Monday, April 1, 2019

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Central Time

Explore the other America’s Farmers programs we support to learn about more opportunities for farmers to make a difference in their communities—America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders and America's Farmers Grow Communities.

Sample Application


America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, helps farmers positively impact their communities by supporting local school districts. The program allows farmers to nominate a rural public school district in their community to compete for merit-based grants of either $10,000 or $25,000 to enhance math and/or science education.