Horticulture Program at Eufaula HS

Project County: Barbour | Project Year: 2017

WRC&D provided a grant to help implement the newest Career and Technical Program at Eufaula High School.  The Horticulture Program is now available for grades 9-12.  Horticulture is an expansion of their existing Agriculture Science Program.  One of the cornerstones of the new program is the greenhouse.  WRC&D funded the equipment and supplies for the new program.  The ultimate goal of this Program is to prepare students for careers after they graduate from high school.  The Alabama Cooperative Extension Services reports that 1 out of ever 4.6 jobs in Alabama is in agriculture, forestry or a related field, and that these industries account for the second largest number of jobs in our state.  The supplies and tools provided by WRC&D were essential to the implementation of this new Career Development Program.