Dixon High School Receives Grant
We are proud to announce that Dixon Public Schools is being awarded a $25,000 grant through America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, a program that helps farmers support their local rural public school districts.
On Friday, August 24th, Monsanto and Dixon Schools took a moment at the football game at A.C. Bowers Field to celebrate the grant award. Joining us for the ceremony was Angie Shippert from Monsanto, Dr. Michael Grady, principal of Dixon High School, Josie Willett, one of our nominating farmers, Denny Hermes of Monsanto, Jim Manley, Director of Technology for Dixon Schools, Margo Empen, Superintendent of School and Dan Rick, Assistant Superintendent.
Dixon Schools would like to send their sincere thanks to our local farmers for their nominations and support as well as the generous folks at the Monsanto Fund and America's Farmers Grow Education.
Thanks to our farmer nominations and an excellent application, Dixon High School will be able to use this grant to build a functioning greenhouse with a new partnership with our community college and will be expanding our agriculture program.
America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education offers farmers the opportunity to nominate rural public school districts to compete for a merit-based grant of $10,000 and $25,000. The program was established in 2011 and awards a total of $2.3 Million in grants to schools annually.