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GOISD grows agriculture program

 

December 12, 2017

Larry Holcombe/Daily Globe

EVAN HUHTA, of Moyle Construction of Houghton, works on the Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District's future greenhouse north of Luther L. Wright K-12 School, near the football field, Monday afternoon. The facility will be used as part of the GOISD's Career Technical Education Department's agriculture program.

By LARRY HOLCOMBE

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Ironwood - The Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District is bringing a bit of the great outdoors inside by building a new greenhouse near Luther L. Wright K-12 School.

The GOISD's Career Technical Education Department's new agriculture program will use the facility.

It is the first school year for the GOISD's ag program for Gogebic County students. The district began a similar program for Ontonagon County students last year in Ontonagon that included the building of a similar greenhouse.

CTE Director Shawn Klobis said the Gogebic County program began the school year with 11 students. There were 14 to start the year in Ontonagon.

In Ironwood, the 32-by-40-foot structure is being built north of the school, just east of the football field. Klobis said its construction displaced the long jump pit.

Moyle Construction, of Houghton, is general contractor for the project. Klobis said the bids for the Ironwood greenhouse came in at $136,350. While the windowed walls and roof are up, he said the plan is to pour the concrete floor this spring.

The Ontonagon greenhouse opened this past fall at a cost of $123,000.

 
 

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