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Park Rapids receives ag grant for school project

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

 

ST. PAUL – State Rep. Steve Green, R-Fosston, announces Park Rapids High School has received a $12,000 state agricultural project grant.

The grant was issued by the Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council to support the school’s “Park Rapids Ag Ed - Plant, Grow & Harvest” project. The MAELC indicates the funding “will help fund equipment for hands-on learning opportunities in the plant systems pathway, including courses such as Horticulture; Forestry; Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) Intro to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; and Landscape Design.”

“Congratulations to Stephen Funk and everyone else involved with ag programming at Park Rapids for earning this grant,” Green said. “Ag is such an important aspect here in Minnesota and it is good to see positive developments regarding local educational opportunities on that subject.”

MAELC reports that, since its creation in 1997, it has awarded more than $16.1 million in various forms to support agricultural education and programs in Minnesota.

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