Tuesday, November 18, 2008
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LCHS agriculture program receives greenhouse grant

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[November 18, 2008]  The Lincoln FFA chapter and agriculture program have been awarded a grant from Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education to build a greenhouse. Lincoln was among twenty-two agricultural programs in the state of Illinois to receive one of the Improving Agricultural Education program grants awarded for fiscal 2009.

The grants are available for up to $10,000 with matching funds. Lincoln received the full $10,000, which was matched by the Lincoln Community High School board. Eaton Corp. donated $1,984 worth of electrical equipment, and Patrick Lee Trucking donated $1,500 in trucking and excavation for the project.

Donations can still be sent to the Lincoln Community High School agriculture program for the completion of the project.

The new greenhouse will replace the present one, which did not meet building code standards. The facility will be used to grow and care for plants used by students in the landscaping program. A horticulture class will be considered at the completion of the project. The facility will also be used by the present agriculture classes to raise plants on a laboratory basis.

[Text from file received from Arlyn Musselman, LCHS]



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