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83 ag education programs receive infrastructure grants from state

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Agriscience programs are receiving $4 million in infrastructure improvement grants from the state of Michigan.

State Agriscience Supervisor Mark Forbush tells Brownfield it’s the first time the Michigan Department of Education has made such an investment.

“Somewhere around 85 programs across our state will get dollars between $20-$48,000 that they’ll use for capital expenses,” he says. “Large item purposes that they probably weren’t going to be able to find other funds for, everything from rebuilding or fixing up a greenhouse for livestock facility to building a brand new facility.”

The grants are being distributed through Career and Technical Education funding during the 2023-2024 school year for capital improvements, equipment purchases, and the advancement of agricultural education in Michigan.

83 ag education programs receive infrastructure grants from state