Local non-profit group looks to bring back Agriculture Program to Macomb HS
By Jenny Dreasler, Multimedia Journalist - bio | email
MACOMB, Ill. (WGEM) -
A local not-for-profit group is looking to re-establish a full time Agriculture Program at Macomb High School.
Members of the Macomb Agriscience Association announced a fundraising goal of $300,000 on Tuesday, to help put a full-time agriculture program back at the high school.
Currently, Macomb students travel to West Prairie High School if they want to take agriculture classes.
Officials with the Macomb Agriscience Association say restoring the program in macomb is important for students.
"They're not really able to take full advantage of a full curriculum, and all the advantages that an Ag Education program and FFA Chapter can bring by being local and having that teacher in the school every day to connect with them," Bruce Eidson said.
Eidson says the group has already raised $50,000 and hopes to meet the $300,000 goal in the next three years.
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