The Fort Atkinson City Council approved Tuesday leasing of a plot of land near Fort Atkinson High School for use by the school’s FFA.

The “test plot” will allow the FFA to have easy access to a piece of land to grow different varieties of corn and soybeans and learn about the differences.

The 20-acre piece of land was purchased in August during a special meeting of the city council.

While the city is waiting for a buyer to come forward to develop the land, the FFA will have access to it.

The lease is for one year and won’t automatically renew. If a developer comes forward during that year, the agreement between the council and school district will allow the lease to be voided.

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