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A groundbreaking addition to Chemeketa

On Tuesday, June 11, Chemeketa broke ground on a major addition to the college. The new agricultural complex will be dedicated to indoor-outdoor agriculture and horticulture educational experiences.

“Agriculture is crucial to Oregon’s economy,” said President Julie Huckestein. “We want to create a hub for ag industry and community partners. We want to be able to inspire collaboration and innovation.”

The food grown through the agricultural program will be donated to the Chemeketa Food Pantry, giving the community access to free fresh fruit and vegetables.

Chemeketa hopes to open the complex in Winter 2020.

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