Farm Credit Helps Hobgood Elementary with Greenhouse

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(L to R) Tim Tipps and Rachel Davis, Farm Credit Financial Service Officers, Hobgood students Kiyah Turner and Ashley Osaile, Principal Tammy Garrett, Chick Knitter and Community Outreach Director Greg Lyles

Farm Credit of Mid America presents Hobgood Elementary 6th Grade Teacher Chick Knitter and Principal Tammy Garrett with a check for $1,500.  The check will cover the replacement parts needed to maintain the greenhouse currently located at Hobgood.

Each year, 6th grade students learn the science of plant growth through the process of growing poinsettias in the greenhouse.   

“The highlight of our growing season is our field trip and distribution of our poinsettias to Community Care.  This is an opportunity for interaction between students and senior citizens that few encounter otherwise,” says Chick Knitter.


This year mechanical issues with the greenhouse caused a poor growth environment.  Farm Credit learned of the need and helped purchase the replacement parts to reestablish this hands-on learning environment.

Farm Credit Mid-America is a $19 billion agriculture-lending cooperative serving more than 95,000 farmers, agribusinesses and rural residents throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.


Hobgood Elementary, a Murfreesboro City School, is located at 307 Baird Lane in Murfreesboro. 

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