The Thompson Agriculture Education program was recently awarded a Colorado FFA Foundation Grant in the amount of $3,500, which will provide funding for a greenhouse and chicken coop on the Thompson Valley High School campus.
Following the greenhouse and coop construction this spring, Thompson students enrolled in agriscience classes will have the opportunity to learn about plant and animal systems first-hand. Students will be involved in planting and harvesting crops grown in the greenhouse, hatching and raising chickens, collecting eggs and marketing the products that result from the “mini farm”.
The agriculture education program in Thompson School District currently serves over 100 students, with the majority attending Thompson Valley and Berthoud High Schools. All students enrolled in an agriscience class have the opportunity to participate as active members in the Thompson FFA Chapter, a student organization that promotes premier leadership, personal growth and career success.
Photo caption: (from left to right) Mrs. Lum, Jake Hewson, Sydney Baty, and Miss Brown receive the grant check at the National Western Stock Show in Denver.