“As you can imagine, we were thrilled,” Bayens said. “This gift makes so much possible for our community. Students will bring new life to our place, all the while learning from and about our rich history.”
With this grant, Sterling guarantees that students will not pay tuition, giving graduates better prospects to farm without relying on student loans, according to the release.
“We’re grateful to the NoVo Foundation for sharing our vision of educating a next generation of farmers to farm sustainably and build prosperous rural communities and healthy regional economies,” said Mary Berry.
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