Williams FFA tours Industrial Properties
Members of the Williams Future Farmers of America recently took a tour of Colusa Industrial Properties and Premier Mushrooms — and got a lunch out of it, too.
Ed Hulbert, chief executive officer of the industrial properties, and John Ashbaugh, chief executive officer of Premier Mushrooms, and Colusa County Agriculture Commissioner Joe Damiano told the group that education should be their top priority.
"Learn how to learn," Ashbaugh said. "Learn how to communicate to others what you have learned. FFA is a great platform to learn those skills."
Hulbert said there will be job opportunities at Colusa Industrial Properties as the park expands. He said at least a half dozen potential businesses are looking at the park.
Ashbaugh said Premier Mushrooms produces about 210,000 pounds of mushrooms a week, and that it employs about 170 people.
With the farm's planned expansion those numbers will increase.
The tour, organized by county Supervisor Mark Marshall, was held on Tuesday.
Sparkle at Princeton
Applications for the Sparkle preschool program at Princeton Joint Unified School District will be available at the elementary school open house from 5-6 p.m. on Tuesday.
Rochelle Calcagno is the lead teacher.
The program runs 8:15-11:15 a.m. daily during the regular school year. It includes instruction, recreation and a healthy snack.
The cost is $125 per month, from September through May.
For more information about the program, contact the school district, 439-2261.