LENA, IL, August 13, 2019 — Adkins Energy, together with their finance partner CoBank, recently made donations to two area schools. Adkins’ $7,500 donation was matched through CoBank’s “Sharing Success” program to support Pearl City and Orangeville schools’ ag and science-related projects.
Pearl City Junior/Senior High School will use its donation toward an outdoor school garden project. This project will provide hands-on learning through experiments created, designed, and conducted on crops, soil, planting methods, and other components related to plant science. Students will then be able to apply this knowledge to future, real world applications.
Orangeville High School will use the funds for two projects: The ag department will purchase a hydroponic system and an aeroponic system to help students stay current with technology, and learn about the growth of the plant science and agronomy industries. The science department will purchase Neulog® data logger sensors to conduct scientific laboratory investigations in science and agricultural classes.
“Agriculture is continually changing, and Adkins is pleased to support programs that will educate local students in the latest technologies,” shared Adkins Energy General Manager Ray Baker. “Our employees, owners, and board know that these ag and science program donations will enhance the excellent education already provided by both schools.”
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Adkins Energy is a dry mill corn-to-ethanol and biodiesel facility located in northwest Illinois. It is owned by over 275 local investors and Pearl City Elevator, and employs 40 people. Since it started production in 2002, Adkins has processed over 275 million bushels of corn to produce over 750 million gallons of ethanol and over 3.8 million tons of wet and dried distillers’ grains. Adkins Energy also operates a 3-million gallon per year biodiesel facility that is fully integrated into its ethanol operations. For more information, contact Adkins Energy (1-888-ETHANOL) or visit www.adkinsenergy.com.
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Downloadable photos of the school presentations are available here.