Sevastopol FFA advisor and agriculture teacher Dale Carlson is hopeful the planned greenhouse building for the district will provide important learning opportunities for students for years to come. Prior to the successful passage of the building and operational referenda last fall, the Sevastopol FFA Alumni pledged $30,000 to help fund the new facility as a part of the district’s $25.1 million plan. The current greenhouse is 26 years old, and Carlson says the improvements will address its ever-changing agricultural curriculum.
Carlson specifically mentioned horticulture, turf management, and future hydroponic courses that could benefit the most from the improved facility. He estimates the agriculture program will have to go at least one year without a greenhouse while it is being built.