World Map United States / English
Sign In or Register Now
Location Icon
_blank _blank _blank _blank _blank

MachineFinder News

Ag students help build golf course in Chicago

Monday, October 26, 2009

Students at an agricultural high school in Chicago recently helped build a golf course.
Students at an agricultural high school in Chicago recently helped build a golf course.

Students in the Chicago area have, for a while now, gotten exposure to agricultural equipment through a program made available in the city.

The Chicago High School for Agricultural Studies has been a part of the city's public school system since 1985. According to the school's website, it was established during a time when agricultural education was facing doubts about its future.

But, it would appear as though such education, thanks to the school, is thriving in Chicago. According to a recent report from the Chicago Tribune, students from the school helped create the city's newest public golf course after years of work.

Kayla Minor is a senior at the agricultural school who helped clean up and build the golf course. Minor told the Tribune that attending the school gives inner-city kids a leg up through providing training they might not normally experience.

"The only thing I ever did that was remotely close to that was I mowed the lawn once," Minor told the paper with regard to building the golf course. "The thing I enjoyed most was using the equipment. It was so different."
ADNFCR-2034-ID-19427744-ADNFCR

News Categories
Featured Machines
Machine Photo

3733 hrs, $32,083 US

EDGERTON, MN

Machine Photo

281 hrs, $124,900 US

Pleasant Hill, IL