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July 21, 2010

Greensburg Farms New School Program

Greensburg — For decades, agricultural science was a cornerstone of the education offered by North and South Decatur schools, but remained absent within the city limits of Greensburg.

When the fall semester begins next month for the students at Greensburg Community High School, they too will have the opportunity to take agriculture-based classes, courtesy of a new program and instructor Quinn Wicker.

At a high school open house Tuesday night, community members with an interest in agriculture and education were given the opportunity to meet Wicker and learn more about the upcoming program. High School Principal Phil Chapple, Greensburg Superintendent Tom Hunter, teachers and supporters, were on hand at the event.

Wicker grew up in Rush County and attended Purdue University. She also was an active member of the National FFA Organization, the largest youth organization in the country. Wicker was hired in May and will be teaching three classes when the fall semester begins, including: the fundamentals of agricultural science and business; animal science; and agriculture and mechanization. According to Wicker, most of the work done in her classes will feature a proactive and hands-on approach, accompanied with necessary book work.

Though it will be Wicker's first official year as an agriculture instructor, the response from the local student body has been tremendous. About 108 students will be taking lessons from Wicker when the semester begins in August.

"I was just hoping for 50," Wicker said.

Principal Phil Chapple said he was excited about the prospects and opportunities a new program will provide his students.

"It gives people the opportunity for leadership," Chapple said of organizations like the FFA.

He added that a class like animal science could speak to kids regardless of their academic standing.

"It hasn't changed. It's truly unique. It creates the situation where people can learn from other people," Chapple said.

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