Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New ag center at Everett Alvarez High

Parents, teachers and school officials will celebrate Friday the opening of the Agricultural Education Center at Everett Alvarez High, a $5 million center paid for by a grant from California's facilities bond, developer fees and reserves.
The 4,500 square foot building will house three classrooms: a biotechnology laboratory, a distance learning laboratory, and a business classroom combined with a market. The agriculture market will house a student-run retail store, which will sell products purchased wholesale by students in the agriculture business occupations class. A greenhouse facility will also be built adjacent to the agriculture education center.
Come by to take the self-guided tours and demonstrations by FFA students. The Ag Market will be open for business with produce available for purchase.
The event starts at 5 p.m. on the school campus, 1900 Independence Blvd, Salinas.

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