Welcome to NRSD SOAR Center
SOAR stand for Students Opportunities with Agricultural Resources, the SOAR educational center is a school farm that produces goods for school lunch. The farm is run by high school students under the direction of Ag teacher Rachel Savoula. At the core of the farm is 12 head of beef cattle that will be butchered and sold to the school nutrition department to be used in school lunches. The farm also houses over 30 chickens and 12 ducks whose eggs are sold to the community, and a goat who is used for educational programs. The land which is leased in partnership with the city of New Richmond also features a 6 acre field where with the help of local farmers the programs grows corn for its animals. Along with producing food the farm is also used to hold educational programs for both students and community members of all ages, with the goal of Growing and Learning Today; Feeding and Leading Tomorrow.