DISTRICT USES $25K GRANT TO BUILD BARN, PASTURE
By Tom Rivers, Editor - Orleans Hub www.orleanshub.com
MEDINA – If you drive down Mustang Drive to Medina High School, you may do a double-take. New this school year is a small barn and fenced-in pasture. There are llamas, sheep, a goat and a calf out munching on grass.
Students in boots are doing farm chores, hauling feed and water.
Welcome to the district’s agriculture program, which is taking students out of the classroom for more direct hands-on learning.
Monsanto approved a $25,000 grant for Medina to bolster its agriculture program. The grant paid for a small barn, a fence around the 1-acre pasture, security cameras, and a hydroponic system that will produce about 80 pounds of a feed a day.