JACKSON CENTER — Members of the Jackson Center FFA Chapter have announced that the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce donated $775 towards the agriscience education and FFA program as a part of their “Hydroponically Thinking” program.
The Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce sponsors a Foundation that provides funds to Chamber member schools and organizations serving the youth of Shelby County. Funded by donations from its membership, the intended purpose of these grants is to support programs that will enrich the educational experience of Shelby County children thereby better preparing them to enter the workplace of our members.
The Jackson Center agriscience and FFA program plant to use these funds to purchase a Hydroponics unit for lessons about plant science in their classes. While learning about hydroponics, the classes plan to grow vegetables that can be donated locally.