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ag teacher Seena Glessing and juniors Carson Woolhouse and Riley Munn repotting plants Paula Mohr
HANDS-ON LEARNING: Ag teacher Seena Glessing (left), who teaches at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winstead Public Schools, repots plans with juniors Carson Woolhouse and Riley Munn. HLWW’s ag education program was chosen by Compeer Financial to receive funds to help purchase classroom equipment.

Compeer awards ag education grants to 66 schools

Schools in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin will get ag classroom equipment.

The Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America, the Farm Credit corporate giving program, awarded a total of $153,012 through the Agriculture Education and Classroom Equipment Grant Program this year.

Sixty-six high schools throughout Compeer Financial’s territory in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin will be receiving grants of up to $3,000 each to fund agriculture education programs and equipment in the classroom, directly impacting the lives of 11,947 students.

The grant program seeks to promote agriculture education and inspire youth to gain a deeper understanding of the ever-changing agriculture industry by funding programs and the purchase of modern classroom equipment.

High school agriculture departments throughout Compeer Financial’s 144-county territory were eligible to apply for an Agriculture Education and Classroom Equipment Grant.

The organizations receiving grants in 2020, and the equipment the funding will go to, include:

Illinois

Belvidere Agriculture and FFA Program. Grow tower, LED indoor grow lights, support cage, extension kit, tower garden dolly, seed, fertilizer and shipping costs

Bureau Valley Agriculture Department. Lab equipment including charging stations, optical sensor, compatible flat pH, ammonium ion-selective electrode, nitrate ion-selective electrode, CO2 gas sensor, soil moisture sensor, conductivity probe, pH buffer capsules and LabQuest2 interfaces

Harvard Ag Department. Animal science supplies, rubber aprons, student-grade scalpels, vinyl gloves and shipping costs

Lexington High School. A mig welder, welding helmets and welding supplies and materials

Lincoln-Way East High School. A welder

Lincoln-Way West High School. A welder

Olympia High School. New benches in the greenhouse

River Ridge High School. A wood planer

Rochelle Township High School/ Rochelle FFA. Lab tables and chairs

Rolling Meadows High School. Hydroponics systems

Rushville-Industry FFA. Fixing the vent-fan system in the greenhouse

Scales Mound School. A refrigerator, electric ranges with ovens, dishwasher and microwave

Sterling High School. Labquest 2 Interfaces and charging stations

Stillman Valley FFA Chapter. Digital microscopes

Sycamore High School Agriculture Department. New greenhouse growing benches, potting benches and technician carts

Tri-Point High School. SmartTVs with casting equipment

Tri-Valley High School. Electronic scales, animal science microscopes and supplies, animal behavior lab kit, fecal slide analysis lab activity

West Central FFA Chapter. Greenhouse ventilation packages including fans, shutters, thermostat and film

Minnesota

Chisago Lakes High School and FFA. A walk-in outside cooler including electrical hookups, equipment and adhesives to attach to the greenhouse

Cleveland High School. Digital scales, soil sample probes, food dehydrator, hot plates, water bath canner, pressure canner, food Processors-blenders, grow mats, grow lights, egg incubator, heat lamps, feeders and waterers, and a set of veterinary equipment including needles, syringes and bandaging material

Edgerton High School Agriculture Department. Greenhouse benches and heaters

Ellsworth Agriculture Department. Cooler buckets, Oasis blocks, floral wire, floral adhesive, floral tape, floral shears, foam knives, corsage bags, wristlets, corsage pins, flower food, dried products, ribbon, containers and cut flowers

Foley Agriculture Education Department. An electrical sensors training kit and curriculum

Hayfield Community Schools. A plasma cutter, auto darkening welding helmets, welding gloves and consumable kit

Heron Lake - Okabena High School. A drone, battery, iPad mini and FAA Drone Certification Course

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Public Schools. A plant science kit and plant producer educational hydroponics system

Kingsland High School. A mig welder

Madelia FFA. A rabbit hutch kit, chicken pen, LabQuest2 Interfaces, CO2 gas sensor, dissolved oxygen sensor and soil moisture sensor

Mankato West High School. A hydroponic system including rain gutters, covers, concrete blocks, hoses, water pumps, polyethylene tubing, fittings, net pots, rock wool and hose clamps

Milaca High School. A mig welder and consumables

NE Metro 916 Career and Technology. CO2 gas sensors, colorimeters, heart rate monitors, O2 gas, pH sensor, temperature probes, conductivity probes and respiration belt

Paynesville Area Agriculture Department. A mobile light cart with shelves, light fixtures and growing lights, digital compound microscopes with LCD tablets with Wi-Fi capability, egg incubator and egg scope

Pipestone Area High School. A floor drill press, bench grinder, hand-held grinders, drill bit sets, soldering irons, propane torch kits, palm sanders, auto darkening helmets and hand tools

Plainview-Elgin-Millville High School Agriculture Program. A drip-line watering system and flood table for the greenhouse

Rockford Agricultural Education. A TV and Chromebox

Southland Public School. A welder

Staples Motley High School. A MiniPCR Kit, Mad Cow Disease Lab, Micropipette sets, CMT Kit, pans, digital thermometers and safety lighters

Triton High School. Hydroponic indoor farms

Wisconsin

Albany School District. Garden hoes and shovels, gardening gloves, hose, soil, vegetable seeds, fertilizers and a storage bin

Alma FFA. A bovine AI cervix training kit, laserjet and cartridges

Arcadia School District. A hydroponics table and supplies

Cadott Community School District. Three-in-one bend roll and shear machines

Campbellsport High School. A portable hydroponic system

DeForest Area School District Agriculture Department. A plant growth cart and hydroponic set up

Elk Mound High School. A Flex Farm 288

Elmwood FFA. Orchard improvements

Flambeau High School Ag/FFA. A welder and consumables

Howards Grove High School. A refrigerator

Iowa-Grant School District Agriculture Department. Portable steel benches for the greenhouse

Laconia High School — Rosendale-Brandon School District. A Flex Farm 144

Lancaster High School Agriculture Education Department. Electric ranges and refrigerator

Lomira High School. A bovine breeder artificial insemination simulator

Mt. Horeb High School. Hydroponic units and accessories

New Auburn Agriscience Department. A Carolina Plant Environmental Chamber

New Lisbon AgriScience Department. Go Direct sensors and probes

Ripon High School Agriculture Education Department. Electrophoresis apparatuses, gel bottles, LED full spectrum grow light pack, light fixtures and shipping costs

River Valley FFA. Tank heaters, water pumps, water filters and cartridges, LED aquarium lights, aquarium gravel, water test kits, aquarium accessories and plants, cleaners and scrubbers, various rish types and species

School District of Ashland. Greenhouse and hydroponic system equipment and supplies

School District of Bloomer. A CNC router

School District of Horicon. Hydroponic Dutch bucket closed loop system for greenhouse

Shullsburg Schools. Electrophoresis equipment including chambers, power supplies and a UV Transilluminator

St. Croix Falls School District Agriculture Education Department. Cookware and kitchen utensils

Vincent High School of Agricultural Sciences. A glass door reach-in refrigerator

Wauzeka-Steuben School District. Expanding and upgrading the greenhouse

Wisconsin Dells FFA. An egg incubator, food dehydrator and GPS receivers

Wonewoc-Center FFA. A bovine AI training kit and cow anatomy 3D flip chart

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