Pictured from left: Logan Elm HS FFA students Bryce Pugh, Breeana Fowler and Scott French; Circleville Plant Manager Jerry L. Good; FFA Advisor Tieana Stonerock; Student Teacher Kelse Brown; and FFA student Drew Massey.

CIRCLEVILLE – DuPont has donated a $5,000 Clear Into the Future™ grant to a Logan Elm High School chapter of the Future Farmers of America to allow them to start a new Food Sciences program. To support this program, the school is planning to rebuild its dated green house facility and add accessories to grow vegetables and other food crops.

As part of this program, “Lab Quest” experiments will be conducted to improve yields and understand proper conditions for soil, moisture and overall crop care on a small scale, with the intent to use small scale testing to improve large scale productivity in a farm setting. There will be focus on community, economics and the health benefits of “Farm to Table”. The goal of this program is to prepare students for college and future careers in the agricultural industry, with a foundation grounded in sound environmental practices and the ecologically sustainable methods necessary to feed an ever-growing global population

Circleville Plant Manager in the DuPont Electronics and Imaging Business, Jerry L. Good, said: “I am excited to present a $5,000 DuPont Clear into the Future™ grant to the Logan Elm School FFA chapter, who are so committed to the youth and future of Pickaway County.”

Clear Into the Future™ grants are awarded to support community-based programs focused on sustainability, ecology, and volunteerism The Pickaway County High School FFA Program was selected from over 35 nominations from DuPont locations around the world. The selection criteria included education, community outreach, and potential to have an impact. The award was submitted by Lynn Swackhammer, Circleville Site Fire Protection System Specialist and sponsored by Alicia Sturgeon, Circleville Site Vespel® Unit Manager.

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