DeForest Area High School Agriculture teachers Gwen Boettcher and Abbey Ryan were awarded a $3,000 grant from Compeer Financial, an agriculture and rural loan company. The grant will be used for hydroponics and grow shelves in the greenhouse as part of the high school renovation project. The greenhouse will be completed in October 2020.
The mission of the Agriculture Education & Classroom Equipment Grant Program is to support agriculture education by funding programs and equipment for high school agriculture classrooms in Compeer Financial’s territory.
Hands-on learning and new technologies are crucial to showing students the limitless potential of agriculture. This grant program is designed to help fund agricultural education and classroom equipment so students have access to modern resources to broaden their perspective of the rapidly changing agricultural industry.
~ Compeer Financial