The Monsanto Fund recently awarded a one-time $1,500 grant to the Wildbot Robotics team to support FIRST Robotics activities and encourage local students who participate in the program. Employees from the local Monsanto site invited the team to apply for the grant in September. The Wildbot Robotics team will use funds from the Monsanto Fund grant to participate in FIRST Robotics and its educational programs and competitions. The team is affiliated Iowa State University Extension, and Louisa County as a 4-H club. The students are from Columbus Community School District. Pictured are front row, from left: Wildbot Robotics team members Kyle Young, Tyler Blackburn, and Megan Rush. Back row: Shawn Schrader, plant manager of Monsanto Muscatine, Wildbot Robotics team members, Obree Tribal and Brodrick Wittmann, coaches Tessa Pugh and Lanny Pugh.