Archives for April 2013
Volunteer judges selected 56 students to send to the Kenneth E. Behring National Contest in College Park, Maryland, June 9-13. Their 36 projects that placed first and second in the state will compete at nationals, including many that also received one of the 21 state special prizes.
Larry Evans is one who was there as a student at the Troy Mills rural school. Along with other Troy Mills alumni, Evans has undertaken reuniting the people that made those schools special.
Evans and his partners have been working on arranging a rural school reunion for June 22nd. Find out more at TroyMillsCommunity.com.
Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, Grow Communities provides farmers in eligible counties the chance to win a $2,500 donation for a local nonprofit organization of their choice. To further support counties declared natural disaster areas by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) due to the drought this year, winning farmers in these counties are able to direct double donations, a total of $5,000.
Adair County was declared a disaster area by the USDA, giving Collop the opportunity to choose two organizations to receive $2,500 donations. Collop selected the Adair County Elementary School-Brashear Playground Fund and the Early Childhood Learning Center.