Cranberry Science: A one-of-a-kind high school program in Pittsville

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PITTSVILLE, Wis. (WSAW) -- Students at Pittsville High School are part of a one-of-a-kind agriculture program, cranberry science.

It's the only program of its kind in the country. Wednesday, students and staff gave the 'Splash of Red' cranberry tours in the area's cranberry marshes. Guests got a look at how a cranberry marsh operates from set up to harvest.

One of those guests was the state secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. She says a course like this provides a unique opportunity for the students.

"It's really great to see the school recognizing and providing to the students a course that really is so important to this part of the state," said Sheila Harsdorf.

This is the 18th year for the cranberry tours.