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MCCTC School Farm

MCCTC School Farm

The MCCTC school farm was established in 2017 by a group of eager students and one very passionate teacher who wanted to do their part about the unhealthy things we put in our bodies these days. After researching and finding out what is found in the food we eat, the students in Mr. Cycyk’s 11th grade English classes decided to do something about it. They came up with a presentation to present to the School Board about planting a farm on school grounds. The School Board was very supportive and granted them permission to get the project started.

Although it was suggested to start small, that was not in Mr. Cycyk’s nature. They decided to plant everything from carrots and cucumbers to watermelons and cantaloupes. They even planted a pumpkin patch! Throughout the summer staff and students did their part, and although there were some minor setbacks, over 2000 pounds of fresh produce was grown! The fruits and vegetables were used in the school cafeteria, the student operated restaurant, and by all those who volunteered their time. In the end those involved were able to see what could be accomplished with a little hard work and not being afraid to get dirty!

A variety of root vegetables grown by MCCTC students at the school farm. The students share an uncommon crop from the MCCTC Farm each month. This is the harvest the MCCTC Farm was able to display at the school's open house. The MCCTC Student Farm produced this Zucchini Cabbage for the cafeteria cole slaw was grown by students at the MCCTC School Farm. MCCTC students filming at the student run farm. Cucumbers grown in the MCCTC School Farm by students. Students at MCCTC grew these beets, which would be served to their peers in the cafeteria. Fresh fruits and vegetables from the MCCTC Farm Swiss Chard grown by MCCTC Students in the collaborative school farm. Fresh beets from the MCCTC Farm being served in the MCCTC Cafeteria. Fresh Kale grown by MCCTC Students Students at the MCCTC Farm

Mahoning County Career & Technical Center

7300 North Palmyra Rd., Canfield, OH 44406 • High School - 330-729-4000 • Adult Division - 330-729-4100

The MCCTC offers a group of passionate professionals ready to help you begin your career. Since 1972, MCCTC has provided thousands of students with the education to lead a successful career and life. Once enrolled in one of our diverse programs, your options and potential are limitless.

The Mahoning County Career and Technical Center offers adults an opportunity to start or advance in a career. MCCTC Adult Career Center offers Industry Credential Programs, professional development classes and other courses to put you on the right track.

Governing Board Members

  • Mr. Ronald Shives, President
  • Michael Stanko, Vice President
  • Attorney David Engler, Board Member
  • Mr. Richard S. Scarsella, Board Member
  • Ms. Beth Donofrio, Board Member
  • Attorney Kathi McNabb-Welsh, Board Member
  • Mrs. Marie Dockry, Board Member

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