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Boone Central celebrates grant with ceremony on Friday

CHECK PRESENTATION — Before Friday night’s football game, Boone Central celebrated being named a $25,000 grant recipient for the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program with a check-presentation ceremony. Above, greenhouse class students pose with Bayer representatives. Front, l.-r., Emma Potter, Ashley Mewhirter, Katie Wilson, Isabel VanDeWalle, Paige Nelson, Abby Hitchler. Back, l.-r., Tony Kurtenbach and Andrew Pearson (Bayer representatives).

Boone Central has been named a $25,000 grant recipient for the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The school celebrated with a check-presentation ceremony September 7, 2018.
The district plans to use the grant to provide cutting-edge equipment for our new greenhouse learning lab, which will have a significant impact on the students and your community. The Boone Central greenhouse learning lab will be a facility that provides hands-on learning opportunities for students in science and agriculture. The facility will give students the opportunity to conduct research projects studying genetics, crop yields and pathogens. In such a facility, teachers will engage students through exploration and investigation, better preparing them for jobs in science, engineering, and agriculture. Additionally, entrepreneurship and FFA students will have the opportunity to plan and implement school-based produce and plant sales.
America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education was introduced in 2011 to partner with farmers to support their local school districts. The program offers farmers the opportunity to nominate rural public school districts to compete for merit-based STEM grants of either $10,000 or $25,000.