Woodland High students will soon be learning about agriculture in a greenhouse that meets industry standards and is “probably one of the best in the state,” according to ag instructor Eric Dyer.
At the Jan. 24 School Board meeting, the final $217,770 in grant and private funding needed to install utilities such as water, gas and electricity was approved.
Dyer, who teaches classes for an ag and environmental sciences academy, and colleague Jerry Delsol have been writing grant applications for the project since 2014. In late 2018, after securing about $525,000, a pair of greenhouses was constructed to replace the originals.
“We had an Industry Advisory Committee that worked with us to do fundraising and so now our facility meets the standards of what Sakata Seeds, Syngenta and Pioneer would have so our students can leave here, go to those sites and say ‘I recognize that,’” Dyer said of the new facilities.