Mrs. Bethany Knowlton
On October 23rd, 2019 the plant science class went to the Center for Sustainable Agriculture in RI and got an introduction to the basics of sustainability in healthy soil and its organic life. They participated in demonstrations on sustainable composting techniques, and were able to create their own small compost piles.
The SAE Showcase allows all Ag 1 students the opportunity to meet with the upperclassmen, and view poster boards they created on their SAE's. They are able to brainstorm their own SAE ideas based off of what they have seen, and are expected to interview an upperclassmen with questions they have about the SAE process.
Students in the Nursery Landscape Course visited John Rich Perennial Wholesaler in Pomfret, CT to learn more about the industry.
The Killingly FFA held its annual corn maze on October 19th. The proceeds (both money and donated goods) are all brought to the Assissi Food pantry to help feed those in need. Children that went through the corn maze learned more about many different aspects of agriculture, and got a free pumpkin at the end. We had over 50 high school volunteers to make this event such a success!