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LOU ANN GOOD
Lancaster Fanning Staff
MANHEIM (Lancaster Co.)
In the classroom at Manhcim Cen
tral High School, students are
gaining a new appreciation for
It’s an attitude that is long past
due and one that seems to be dwin
dling nationwide as the population
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Manheim Central Makes Ag Class Mandatory
becomes farther and farther
removed from the tillers of the soil.
As city limits stretch into sub
urbs and enroaching farmland,
residents are prone to hold then
noses at chicken house odors and
complain about pesticide and
That’s because too many citi
zens don’t know where their food
Manheim Central High School agriculture teachers who implemented the required
classes for ail ninth graders, from left, are Heather Peters, Deb Seibert, and Charles Ax
comes from and the purposes
behind those smells.
But Manheim students are diffe
rent from the average scholar
because the school’s administra-
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Lancaster, PA 1 7604
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tive personnel and board recognize
the importance of agriculture in
today’s society. The administra
tion wants the students to evaluate
the impact of agriculture on socie-
ty and how the students arc con
nected to agriculture.
Every ninth-grader at the school
is required to take a nine week
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