• Brownie Girl Scout Troop Visits Agromin
    Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at

  • The Brownies are lined up and ready to start their tour.

    Brownie Girl Scout Troop 60356 from Camarillo recently paid a visit to Agromin's green materials recycling facility in Oxnard. The girls, ages six through nine, were learning about how they could help the environment and a trip to Agromin was a perfect teaching opportunity.

    Dave Green answers questions.

    Agromin's Dave Green took them on a 45-minute tour--showing the girls where the raw materials arrive, how they are ground and turned into compost and finally how the finished soil product is placed into bags and readied for shipment to stores. 

    Measuring the temperature of the compost.

    Brownie leader Heather Gout says the girls had an amazing time on their field trip and learned a lot. Hopefully, the visit will instill a lifelong desire to recycle and reuse and to keep our environment clean and safe.

    At the end of the tour, with bags of potting soil ready for shipping.

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  • 2012 Buena Park High School Grads Say Goodbye to FFA Program
    Monday, June 4, 2012 at

  • 2012 BPHS Future Farmers of America graduating class.

    May 25th was a bittersweet day for members of the Buena Park High School (BPHS) Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter.  The annual FFA end of year banquet, held at Buena Park High School, had 12 seniors who completed the program this year and are headed in very diverse directions.  The seniors made special plaques for their teachers, MaryAnn Maxfield and Jessica Fernandes, that were comprised of badges made by each senior.  The seniors said the program helped them form decisions for their future and their participation in the program was a once in lifetime experience...one they will never forget.  Ten of the 12 will be going to college and two have decided to serve their country by joining the US Army.

    Teachers MaryAnn Maxfied & Jessica Fernandes receive plaques from seniors.

    Members of the graduating class for 2012 are:

    Steven Aguilar- going to the Art Institute in Santa Ana and staying on as the BPHS Farm Store Manager and farmhand

    Desiree Hurtado - going to Carrington Jr. College, then transferring to UC Davis to be a veterinarian

    Edilena Reyes - going to College of the Sequoias, transferring to Fresno State to be an ag teacher

    Karina Gomez - enlisting in the Army

    Derrick Price - enlisting in the Army

    Angie Velasquez - Chico State University - Ag Business Major

    Miriam Gallardo Palafox - Cypress Jr. College - Dental Hygienist Program

    Ashley Boone - Cal State Fullerton - English and Drama Major

    Esteban Ramos - Chico State - Animal Science Major

    Diana Romero - Orange Coast College - Pharmacist program

    Cesar Carranza - Fullerton Jr. College, transfer to San Diego State for aquamarine biology

    Janet Menera - Cal Poly Pomona - Animal Science Major

    Congratulations to each and every member of the Buena Park High School FFA chapter and a very special congratulations and best wishes to the seniors in the program.  Agromin has been proud to be the corporate Buena Park High School ag science program sponsor.

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