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Group promotes agriculture education in Ky. schools

FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (AP) - Fleming County residents in northern Kentucky started a non-profit group a few months ago to raise money to pay for an agriculture teacher position.

The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/1yljD8o ) reports that the group called A Better Community Foundation raised $48,000 for Fleming County Schools to fully fund an Agriculture Education teacher for the 2014-15 school year.

The group's president, Adam Hinton, Hinton, says agriculture touches almost every part of the county's economy.

Hinton, a fourth-generation owner of a farm supply business, says members have turned the initial effort into a volunteer-based grassroots fundraising and advocacy organization for agriculture education in Kentucky.

He says the idea to widen the group's reach statewide came at a state FFA convention when he realized that other school districts had lost agricultural education teaching positions.

Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

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