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Eagle Mountain Magnet school gets $25,000 grant

BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) -

The Eagle Mountain Magnet School in Batesville recently received a $25,000 Monsanto grant.

The money is going to build a brand new hydroponic, or soil free, greenhouse for the school. 

Four local farming families, Kramer, Harmon, Fuller and Haywood, nominated the school for the grant. 

Once the school was accepted for a nomination school employees Susan Parker and Julie Roach wrote the grant that was submitted.

The school received the grant check Friday and is now working on getting the materials to build the greenhouse. 

The school staff is excited for this new addition. The principal said she believes it is the future of agriculture. 

"We have been involved in school yard habitat where we have grown things in soil, but now we are going to teach our kids how we can do it in water," Principal Pat Rutherford said. "All the kids grade K through 6th will be involved in the process."

Community members and the agriculture department at the high school will also be involved in the greenhouse project. 

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