The Toro Company has announced the winner of its ‘Ready. Set. Grow!’ grant program.
Shannon Ranch Elementary School from Visalia, California won the top prize for the program.
As a result of public vote, the school will be awarded a $7,000 grant.
The grant will enable the school to enhance their life sciences program including installing a water-efficient drip irrigation system at their school garden for use by students throughout the year.
The garden will also serve as a model on smart irrigation practices for the surrounding community.
Additional grants are being awarded to:
Project FINE – Colorful Growers (Winona, Minnesota), which plans to use the second-place $4,000 grant to promote the use of water-saving technologies through education and demonstration, specifically focusing on youth ages 10 to 18.
Armed Services YMCA at Camp Pendleton (Camp Pendleton, California), which plans to use the third-place $2,000 grant to support the Veterans Sustainable Agriculture Training program, training active-duty service members and veterans in sustainable agribusiness.
North Louisiana Agri-Business Council (West Monroe, Louisiana), which will use the fourth-place $2,000 grant to create an educational display demonstrating the efficiencies of irrigation and best practices in water management.