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PCCF funds high school farm interns

One of the school farm interns, Caleb Wilson, pets a goat as kids from the Cleveland County Boys and Girls Club mingle with the goats at the school farm. (photo submitted by Chauncey Barber)

The Polk County Community Foundation (PCCF) funded two interns, Caleb Wilson and Shalyn Brown, to work at the Polk County High School Farm this past year. Both students are active in the agricultural education program at Polk County High School.
Agricultural education instructor Chauncey Barber said, “The internship program provides students with an opportunity to gain work experience and see where the rubber meets the road.”
The students were responsible for caring for and feeding animals, maintaining the muscadine vineyard and blueberries and maintaining the grounds at the school farm.
The two interns gave educational tours for the Cleveland County Boys and Girls Club and local daycares.
Brown said, “I was thankful to receive an internship at the school farm and was unaware of the daily responsibilities of a farm and enjoyed working with the young kids who visited the farm.”
– article submitted by Chauncey Barber