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Does Your School District Have a Farm?


Touch the Soil News #263 If you live in Elkhart, Indiana – a city of some 51,000 residents – your school district not only has a farm, but a full time agriscience coordinator. Elkhart School District has 14 elementary schools, 3 middle schools and 2 high schools – 13,000 students in all. Reporter Michelle Sokol of the Elkhart Truth provided the details of this bold move by the Elkhart School District. Elkhart elementary students get their first agricultural experience at the school farm. (Photo courtesy of J. Tyler Klassen/The Elkhart Truth) With the recent hiring of Cyndy Keeling as the agriscience coordinator, the plan is to create the largest public…

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