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One Class at a Time: Big Sky High School

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Big Sky High School Agriculture Education teacher Richard Farrar is opening the eyes of his students to a unique way of growing plants.

His agriculture and hydroponics class is taught to high school students from around the district. 

Hydroponics is the process of growing plants in sand, gravel, or liquid with added nutrients. It's been been around since the Roman Empire, but rarely utilized since. 

Farrar’s class is using waste from fish to help provide the nutrients necessary to grow plants. 

Farrar is this week’s winner of our Republic Services and KPAX-TV One Class at a Time grant. KPAX TV General Manager, Bob Hermes and Republic Services Marketing Manager, Chad Bauer presented Farrar with a $250 check. 

“There’s really some high-end technology going into agriculture nowadays that the kids don’t always get to see, so this is one of those projects to be able to show them that farming isn’t just animals, or plants or crops," Farrar said. "It can be a combination, and it doesn’t have to take a lot of land.”

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