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Farmington High School agriculture teacher Ken Schentzel has approximately 130 students registered for his classes this year. Farmington's agricultural education program marks I ts 75th anniversary this school year.

Farmington High School's agriculture program celebrates 75 years


“The Farmington High school is very fortunate this year in having in its curriculum a course in Agriculture. This course is financed by the Federal government 50%, the State 25%, and the School 25%.”

And so, the new agriculture course at Farmington High School was introduced by a student writer in the Sept. 30, 1938 edition of the Dakota County Tribune.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard started covering the Farmington community in June, 1994. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189, and acts as the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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