As the school year began, the Hillsboro FFA chapter’s business management, agriculture and environment classes began planting poinsettias for the chapter’s annual sale.
Students in the class began by getting the greenhouse ready for the plants. They cleaned the greenhouse and put up the shade cloth to prepare for the poinsettias.
When the poinsettias came in, all agriculture classes spent the day getting them planted and ready to grow for sale in December.
“It was a great experience getting to learn about planting and how to care for our greenhouse,” said Kirsten Harp, a Hillsboro FFA member.
On Tuesday, Oct. 9, the business class had the opportunity to take a couple poinsettias to Spectrum Analytic in Washington Court House for soil and tissue samples.
The students got the chance to tour the building and learn about the process of soil sample collection. They even got to see some samples being taken and tests being done.
“It was a really cool building and an interesting process to watch,” said Kristin Jamieson.
The poinsettias are now ready to be sold. Contact a member or the agriculture department to purchase one.
Written by Lexey Hetzel. Submitted by Alora Brown.