The Wilcox-Hildreth Agriculture Education and FFA (Future Farmers of America) Building Committee hosted an open house and informational meeting about a proposed new facility for the ag programs on Saturday, September 14. The committee is seeking pledges to fund the construction of a new Agriculture Education Facility for the Wilcox-Hildreth Public School’s Ag Education and FFA programs.
According to Wilcox-Hildreth Agriculture Education Teacher and FFA sponsor Dave Johnson, the proposed facility would be a significant improvement over the school’s current facilities.
“The shop we are using now was built in the fifties,” Johnson said. “We use this one shop for metals, woods and agriculture. When the students have a project, there is not enough room to work. You can’t get a 22 foot trailer in here.”
The proposed building will be a 60’ by 100’ metal building to be located between the Wilcox-Hildreth High School and the track.
In addition to doubling the size of the current shop at the school, the facility will also contain a classroom and have an adjoining restroom facility that will also be used for the track and football facilities.
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