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Medina accepts $25K from Monsanto for ag education

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 31 October 2013 at 12:00 am

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MEDINA — Representatives from Monsanto were in Medina last week to present a $25,000 check to the school district for its agriculture program.

The company met with FFA students, district leaders and local elected officials as well as State Assemblyman Steve Hawley.

Medina will use the funds to create a small, self-sustained, on-campus mini-farm with video surveillance; a compost center; a hydroponics system; and organic community gardens at the middle and elementary schools.۬

Medina would like to have some of the projects in place by May, when the community will host the state FFA Convention.