Thanks to the diligence, hard work, and resourcefulness of Agriculture Education teacher Mr. Barry Feldman, it has been an exciting year for CHHS agriculture and natural resources students. However, Mr. Feldman is quick to point out that none of the program’s improvements would have been possible without the incredible outpouring of community support.
CHHS agriculture students have implemented a riparian / wetlands area, purchased mobile weather stations to monitor changing conditions, and created several specialized raised bed gardens. In addition, they have sought resources to acquire more garden tools and are looking forward to having a tractor with implements next school year. All these improvements will allow more students to participate in hands-on learning and will directly tie into the state natural resources curricula. Mr. Feldman is hoping to encourage more students to consider careers in horticulture and ag science.
Mr. Feldman would like to thank the following for their generous support this year:
Young’s Tractor and Equipment
Carolina Farm Credit
Soil and Water Conservation District
Haywood County Farm Bureau
Kiwanis Club of Waynesville
North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission
Calvary Road Baptist Church (John Swanger & Mark Golden)
Dellwood Baptist Church (Bobby Rogers)
Graybeard’s Marine and Tractor (Greg Shelton)
Clyde Alignment (Steve Schultz)
Old Grouch’sMilitary Surplus (Tim Glance)
Smoky Mountain Cremations (Amanda Della Savia & Ronnie Surreth)
Asheville Mulch Yard (Daniel Pope)
Sherrill’s Pioneer Restaurant (Dean, Lisa, Zeb, and Melody)
Clyde Florist (Rhonda Smathers)
David’s Home Entertainment (David Sutton)
Junaluska Feed Center (David Farmer)
Mac Sutton, Alan Shelton, and Jimmy Rodgers.