‘Growing Our Agri-Future’ to bring agriculture into classrooms

Senator Fred Akshar joined officials from Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE), Broome-Tioga BOCES, and superintendents representing schools throughout the 52nd District on Friday, January 6, to unveil a new program aimed to connect local students with agricultural education and opportunities.

The name of the program is 'Growing Our Agri-Future' and it will bring agricultural educators into classrooms in five school districts across the 52nd Senate District as a pilot program.

Per a release from Akshar's office, the program will help students gain a greater appreciation for agriculture and its impact on communities throughout the area while highlighting the benefits of pursuing careers in the growing multi-billion dollar industry.

'Growing Our Agri-Future's' pilot program will begin this upcoming semester at Harpursville, Maine-Endwell, Owego Apalachin, Union-Endicott, and Windsor school districts.

There's more to this story! You're only seeing 29% of the story. Subscribe now to get immediate access to the rest of the story as well as our whole online offering.

Today's Other Stories

© 2018 Snyder Communications/The Evening Sun
29 Lackawanna Avenue, Norwich, NY 13815 - (607) 334-3276
Create an Account Forgot Password Help
pennysaver logo greatgetaways logo
We're on Facebook