Hutchinson Community College has announced a donation from Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) for the College’s Agriculture Program.

ADM recently donated $1,000.00 to Hutchinson Community College that will be utilized to install a hydroponics system in one of the greenhouses located at the college’s South Campus. Hydroponics is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil. Faculty and students will set up and support a soil-less growing environment to gain experience with this method of plant management.

“ADM’s support of our teaching goals in the agronomy area is greatly appreciated,” said Tasha Hickert, Greenhouse Manager at Hutchinson Community College. “With these funds, the College can provide more hands-on experiences for our students in a fast-growing field.”

The donation was given through ADM Cares. ADM Cares is a social investment program that directs funds to initiatives and organizations that drive meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide. The program comprises three distinct focus areas: supporting the responsible development of agriculture, improving the quality of life in ADM communities and fostering employee giving and volunteer activities.

For more information on Hutchinson Community College, visit the college website at www.hutchcc.edu/ag.