US (IN): Ivy Tech greenhouse dedicated

When Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne started its agriculture program about five years ago, officials were already pondering options for growing it.

Dreams of a greenhouse – a facility that could bridge the campus' agriculture and culinary programs – soon followed.

On Wednesday, Ivy Tech showed off its new greenhouse during a two-hour dedication event.

At more than 3,000 square feet, the facility cost about $498,000. It opened in January with hydroponics capabilities.

“We want to train students on the same equipment they can expect to see with industry leaders today,” Kelli Kreider, agriculture program chair, said in a statement.

Read more at The Journal Gazette (Ashley Sloboda)

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