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Mooresville RDC contributes to agri-science program

6th graders at Newby Memorial Elementary School in Mooresville took time to learn flag etiquette. (photo courtesy of Mooresville Schools)

MOORESVILLE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – The Mooresville Redevelopment Commission has entered into an agreement with the Mooresville Consolidated School Corp. The commission says it will make a more than $73,000 contribution to the corporation’s Agri-Science program.

“The Redevelopment Commission has been looking for ways to partner with the school to strengthen the future workforce for the Town of Mooresville and beyond,” said commission chairman Dustin Stanley. “We’re happy to have found such an opportunity and are pleased to contribute TIF funds to such a unique and diverse program.”

The program aims to enhance areas such as improvements to the greenhouse, an indoor plant lab, increased classroom technology, manipulative robots and aquaponics, among others.

“Our agriscience program is rapidly expanding and these funds will help us to incorporate resources that will not only support the curriculum but will help make the learning experience for our students truly unique,” said Dr. Jake Allen, assistant superintendent for Mooresville Schools. “The science of agriculture is extremely important to our nation, state and local economy and we are thrilled to partner with the commission to better prepare our students to contribute and even improve policies and practices in this field.”

The commission says Mooresville students in grades eight through 12 take part in agriscience programming.