Dayton, Idaho - Valley Wide Cooperative and Valley Agronomics LLC, donated $3800 to the West Side School District, which will be using the funds to build a local greenhouse. The West Side FFA students will be working with their advisors to put this greenhouse together. The greenhouse will serve as not only a place the students can grow and sell flowers and plant starts, but will be a class room setting for 2 new programs: Herbology, and Soil Science. The students will have hands on experience with both classes that will be taught by the ag teachers. There are currently 90 students enrolled in the program and 85 of those students are enrolled in the FFA program. “With Valley Wide’s contribution the students at West Side will be able to utilize the greenhouse to facilitate hands on learning in plant and soil science, as well as provide fundraising opportunities” stated Mitch Bowles, FFA advisor and Ag instructor for the Dayton High School. Jason Pollard, Director of Marketing for Valley Wide Cooperative, said of the donation, “Valley Wide Cooperative has a direct impact on the communities that we serve. We are excited to be able to provide funds to the West Side School District to help the youth further their ag education.” 

Individuals right to left:
Austin Stuart, Zach Hobson, Dylan Bickmore, Tyson Bomste, Joseph Butler, Kenyon Shields, Tyler Telford, Spencer Barzee, Bridget Checketts (Valley Country Store Manager), Shaun Parkinson (Valley Wide Coop Feed Manager), Mitch Bowles FFA advisor, Jordan Mek, Billy Robinson, Jocelyn Mejia, Brittanie Beckstead, Chris Hardy