Monday, 22 October 2018
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
MSC News National Headlines U.S Health Tech Talk World Business Sports Top Headlines
Gov. Ricketts Visits Auburn High School
03/24/2017

(KLZA)-- Governor Pete Ricketts Ag Week tour of Nebraska brought him to Auburn High School Thursday. 

The Governor toured areas of the school aided by grant funds to help students expand their education. Ricketts visited the newly completed greenhouse, the family and consumer science classroom updated with new appliances through a grant and the Industrial Technology shop featuring a new plasma cutter prior to lunch and a question and answer session with students.

FFA students from Auburn, Johnson-Brock and HTRS schools met with the Governor.  Ricketts invited the students to stay in Nebraska, or return following graduation from college, he noted the large number of opportunities in the agricultural fields in the future with the need to double the amount of food produced for the world by 2050. 

Following the luncheon, Governor Ricketts said he was happy with what he was seeing at the Auburn School, noting how career vocational classes are being brought back in to expose kids to the great variety of jobs that will be available in the future. 

Ashton Bohling is the Auburn FFA instructor. Since the program was re-started three years ago she said major steps forward have occurred.
That includes a new plasma cutter in the shop area and a new greenhouse completed in January.  Grant funds helped pay for both. 

Students are also using an aquaponics system, which has fish in the bottom, with the water pumped up to plants providing nutrients and filters the water. 

The greenhouse is used to raise lettuce, radishes and carrots, which are donated to the school cafeteria.  Vegetable and flowers will also be grown for the school landscaping and for a spring plant sale.  

Principal Vernon Golladay led the tour and Superintendent Kevin Reiman welcomed the Governor.


 

© Many Signals Communication
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.


RELATED STORIES
Company to purchase Ariens facility in Auburn
Ariens to close Auburn, Neb plant
One dead in train-pickup crash
Auburn Physician Honored
Adult Sports Group Forming in Auburn
Public Hearing Held on Water Feature Proposal
Nemaha County NE Fair Begins Thursday
Auburn Tree Cleanup Efforts Continue
Missing Auburn Man Found
SE Neb Pharmacy Burglarized
Click Here For All Stories

MOST VIEWED STORIES
One dead, one injured, following Wednesday wreck
One dead following Wednesday work site accident
Vehicle fire sends man to hospital
Investigation leaves deputy on paid leave
Two injured, one arrested in wrong-way crash
OSHA overseeing fatal fall investigation
Fire closes Brown Co Courthouse
Burglar caught in the act
KS records first flu deaths of season
Downtown Seneca building crumbling
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Riverfront makeover set to start
OSHA overseeing fatal fall investigation
Apple Cider: A Fall Favorite
Adding Lavender to Food
Cooking Dry Beans Safely
Broadleaf Weed Control
Livestock and Natural Resources
Ozawkie man pleads to tax crimes
Marshall Co included in federal disaster declaration
Sabetha man to stand trial on child sex charges
Click Here For All Stories

©2018 MSC News
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
EEO Public Report


Powered by Radio Media Group