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Horticulture Class News
Posted on 04/11/2017
Horticulture ClassMcAdory High School has an active Agriculture Academy, due largely to the efforts of Ms. Lee Champion. 

According to a 2013 report by The Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Auburn University, "In summary, the agricultural, forestry, and other related industries have a significant impact on Alabama’s economy in output ($70.4 billion), value added ($30.8 billion), and jobs created (580, 295 jobs).

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They also provide social benefits and ecosystem services, which greatly enhance the quality of life in Alabama, but are not accounted for in this analysis.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services reported the output and employment impacts of hunting, sportfishing, and wildlife watching, which totaled $3.6 billion and 42,319 jobs in 2006 (see appendix).  The impacts of all nature-based recreation are even higher.



See the report HERE.
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