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School farm idea takes root

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By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

HILLSVILLE — Educators have laid the groundwork for a multi-disciplinary outdoor laboratory called the Carroll County Public Schools Farm.

The research farm will share the 90 or so acres with Hillsville Elementary School.

The school takes up approximately 30 acres, but the rest of the property will be farmed out to enhance agricultural and science programs in the public schools, said Carroll High agriculture teacher Randy Webb and Mark Burnette, director of secondary education.


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