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Monsanto officials visit Early Co. Elementary

Early County Elementary School had some special visitors Thursday. (Source: WALB) Early County Elementary School had some special visitors Thursday. (Source: WALB)
Folks from Monsanto spent the day at the school to get a look at how students are learning about agriculture. (Source: WALB) Folks from Monsanto spent the day at the school to get a look at how students are learning about agriculture. (Source: WALB)
The school is using the money to build this hoop house, which is a smaller scale greenhouse. (Source: WALB) The school is using the money to build this hoop house, which is a smaller scale greenhouse. (Source: WALB)
"But it's just being able to have some money and do things we weren't able to do before," said Pam Childs, 5th grade teacher. (Source: WALB) "But it's just being able to have some money and do things we weren't able to do before," said Pam Childs, 5th grade teacher. (Source: WALB)
EARLY CO., GA (WALB) -

Early County Elementary School had some special visitors Thursday. 

Folks from Monsanto spent the day at the school to get a look at how students are learning about agriculture. 

Camera crews watched as the students planted new vegetables for the spring. 

Monsanto awarded the elementary school with a $10,000 grant to support their program. 

Teachers said it is one of the largest agricultural programs at the elementary level in the state of Georgia. 

"It's really exciting and we probably don't even know the extent of all the great things that are going to happen because of it. But it's just being able to have some money and do things we weren't able to do before," said Pam Childs, 5th grade teacher.

The school is using the money to build this hoop house, which is a smaller scale greenhouse. 

Construction started just a few weeks ago. 

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