SCHOOL PRODUCE STORE
We are happy and excited to announce the opening of our new school produce store! This store was formerly owned and operated by David Oseko (center of picture) who now serves as Sutherland's Farm Manager. We decided to take over the ownership and operations management of this business after David volunteered to come on board as one of our full-time staff members.
With the addition of a school store, this business will help to bring in additional revenue for Sutherland's agricultural projects as well as give us more influence and outreach opportunities in the local communities. Other staff members also help as workers and by making food products which are then sold through this small grocery. Our organic farm produce will also be offered and sold here.
"Study in agricultural lines should be the A, B, and C of the education given in our schools. This is the very first work that should be entered upon. Our schools should not depend upon imported produce, for grain and vegetables, and the fruits so essential to health." - Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 6, p. 179.
"Students should be given a practical education in agriculture. This will be of inestimable value to many in their future work. The training to be obtained in felling trees and in tilling the soil, as well as in literary lines, is the education that our youth should seek to obtain. Agriculture will open resources for self-support. Other lines of work, adapted to different students, may also be carried on. But the cultivation of the land will bring a special blessing to the workers. We should so train the youth that they will love to engage in the cultivation of the soil." - Counsels to Parents, Teachers, and Students, p. 311.