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Highland breaks ground for Ag greenhouse

Through the generosity of local donors, Highland Community College can continue the tradition of educational excellence in Northwest Illinois. The Highland Foundation is holding a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Agriculture Greenhouse on Wednesday, June 19 at 11:30 a.m. near building E on campus at 2988 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

The new Ag greenhouse will sit north to the existing Ag program building on Highland’s campus. The structure will allow for Ag students to further study horticulture and other crop and soil sciences. The 21 by 26-foot greenhouse is planned to be completed during the fall semester.

“Our HCC Agriculture program has been very fortunate to have the support of both companies and individuals over the past few years,” said Jeff Reinke, Executive Director of the Highland Community College Foundation. “The greenhouse is a combination of both. We are so grateful to our donors for this gift which will enhance our Ag program tremendously.”