Volume 51, Number 47

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, November 20, 2014

Agriculture Learning Center contract approved

Submitted by: Diane Elder
On Monday, October 11, 2010 the Pickett County Schools received a signed approved contract between the State of Tennessee Department of Agriculture and Pickett County Board of Education for the provision of an Agriculture Learning Center. The building will be used for school activities along with related activities throughout the county.
Funds for this grant are provided by Tennessee Agriculture Enhancement Program to give credit where credit is due, Representative Les Winningham went to Commissioner of Agriculture Kenneth Givens and asked for funds for Pickett County to build a building to be used for agriculture and other activities. After four months of paper work, visits to other counties to look at buildings, meeting with Surveyor Charles Whittenburg and Engineer Daniel Masiongale, the grant was completed and signed. Representative Les Winningham then followed up with Commissioner Givens to secure the grant for Pickett County Schools.
I would like to thank all who were involved with the process and look forward to getting the project started.
A special thanks to Representative Winningham, Stephen Bilbrey, Pickett County Board of Education, Daniel Masiongale, Charles Whittenburg and present Commissioner of Agriculture Terry Oliver.
I would also like to thank all the other supporters who have been involved in the project by making other contributions such as monetary donations or the donation of helping build the building.

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