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Old farmhouse demolished to further school’s agriculture program

TOWN OF WINDSOR (WBNG) — What was once old is finding new use near the Windsor Central High School. Early Wednesday morning, an old farmhouse across the street was demolished.

This house was once part of a farm that thrived for years right near the high school. It has since been vacant for a year, and the Windsor Central School District decided to purchase the 6.7 acres of land the home sat on for educational purposes.

With the help of the Broome County Land Bank Corporation, the school was able to knock the abandoned home down. The plans moving forward are to use the land to expand its “Ag in the Classroom” program. This will mostly be done by letting students and teachers turn it into a “Land La,” which basically means students will get plenty of hands-on experiences in agriculture out on this plot of land.

One senior is excited to return and see where the program is in a few years.

“I hope to see programs like this thriving. I mean, we have all the resources we need and we have good teachers and administrators backing us up. So, just having the resources is really good,” said Windsor Central High senior Casey Hull.

Once the demolition is complete and the project is finished, the goal is to not only teach students skills and knowledge they can use to get jobs in agriculture, but also use the program and land to help the community.

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