Farmer wins chance to direct grant to school
Monday, June 12, 2017
JAMESVILLE — Martin County farmer Kirk Tice won the opportunity to direct a $2,500 dollar donation from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, to the Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience.
The school will use the funds to supplement curriculum and professional development needs at the school.
“The Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience is most appreciative of Mr. Kirk Tice for selecting our school to be the recipient of this grant and for the continued support the Monsanto Corporation provides agricultural education and biotechnology programs on a local, state and national level,” said, Hallet S. Davis, Jr., Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience principal.
“This program enhances the growth and development of young professionals who will be providing the leadership and guidance to meet the food and fiber challenges with a growing population on the face of this planet. The Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience will utilize the financial resources from this award program to support our overall curricular instructional programs to promote career development in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Careers.” Davis said.
The Grow Communities program’s purpose is to have a positive effect in farm communities by partnering with farmers to support the causes that are important to them in their communities. Each year, farmers enter for a chance to win a $2,500 donation that they direct to a local nonprofit.
Since the program began in 2010, farmers have directed more than $26 million in donations across a broad cross-section of organizations that reflect the makeup and character of rural America, including food banks, emergency response organizations, schools, youth agriculture programs and many others.