Congratulations Gering High School FFA & Ag Career Pathway!
The 2023 Homegrown Giving award winner for the WSS region
With the donation, GHS plans to construct a greenhouse at the high school to provide students with the opportunity to participate in hands-on lessons to explore and learn about food systems. Greenhouse construction will start during the fall 2023 semester and is anticipated to be fully operational for the start of the spring 2024 semester. The produce grown in the greenhouse will be used in a farm-to-school program to provide students with nutritious foods in the GHS cafeteria and in the school’s culinary program for education on food production. Extra produce will be donated to the school’s PupPack Backpack Program to supply fresh vegetables for students in need. This project will also help GHS expand their Agriculture Career Pathway program, which helps students learn about agriculture-based career opportunities to help meet growing workforce demands in the community.
Gering High School FFA & Ag Career Pathway Quotes
“I’m grateful to ACH Seeds and their Homegrown Giving program for helping us get one step closer to reaching our goal of getting our greenhouse operational this semester. We look forward to continue supporting our community through projects from this addition.” – Carrie Johns, GHS Agricultural Sciences Teacher and FFA Advisor
“We are proud to partner with GHS and support their efforts in the community. When local communities thrive, everyone benefits. Homegrown Giving empowers and strengthens organizations in those areas working to make real impacts, while also enhancing the future of agriculture.” – Ryan Reuter, ACH Seeds Sales Manager