Toro Names Winner of ‘Ready. Set. Grow!’ Grant Program

lVLXp6UThe 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.

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