Georgia Farmers Feed the World Hydroponically
Sumter County Schools CTAE Department recently added a hydroponics unit to Sumter Middle’s Agricultural program. Agriculture students are able to grow vegetables in a soil-less environment for experimentation in the classroom. Nutrients are provided for the plants by fish growing in the tanks and/or added water soluble fertilizer.. As our world population increases, farmers must be more innovative in the means by which crops are produced. Shown here, FFA president Desmond Hillsman plants lettuce into the new system. Students will be able to taste and share their bounty while learning about the importance of agriculture in today’s career market. Current Ag students are excited about the “hands on” opportunities at the middle school and the state of the art facilities at the new high school that awaits them.