LOCAL FARMERS ANSWER THE CALL. BAYER FUND AWARDS $15,000 GRANT TO ORANGEFIELD ISD TO ENHANCE STEM CURRICULUM
By Working with Farmers, Bayer Fund Invests in Children by Strengthening Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education in Rural Schools
· Bayer Fund’s $15,000 America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grant will help fund Orangefield ISD’s welding certification program.
· School districts from across the country were nominated and selected by a panel of teachers and farmers to receive STEM grants through Grow Rural Education.
· Since 2010, Bayer Fund’s America’s Farmers programs have awarded more than $57 million to thousands of nonprofits, schools and ag students across rural America.
We would like to thank the local farmers who nominated our district to apply for the Grow Rural Education Grant, as well as Bayer Fund’s Farmer Advisory Council who believed we could make a difference with the funds. Without the farmers and the Bayer Fund our dream would not become reality.
Pictured from left to right: Tim Singleton, OHS Agricultural Department Director, Dan Harris,local farmer, Timothy Tremont, OHS Assistant Principal and CTE Director, Jana Daigle, local farmer, Sunshine Copeland, OISD District Librarian/Grant Writer, Bobby Cormier, local farmer, Rea Wrinkle, OHS Principal. Not pictured Deven Michael, local farmer, and the late Les Daigle, local farmer.