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New high school plant nursery a bonus for students

January 21, 2007

Albany - - Students at Monroe High School are learning about agriculture first-hand thanks to a new facility that came with the addition of the school's Center For Excellence. 

Students in the Future Farmers of America group now have a professional green house right on school grounds.

Students learn how to grow plants and flowers and the correct amount of light and water needed to produce successful plants.

Students say the whole process teaches them character building skills.  

"If you can take care of a plant, you can take care of yourself. It teaches us leadership because he hires one student per period to manage this whole green house. If something is dirty we gotta make sure we get it cleaned up. It teaches us how to be leaders, that's what FFA is all about," says Nicholas Wilder.

At the plant's grand opening in March, students plan to sell the plant's they are growing. Monies raised will help them compete for awards on the state level.

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