Maquoketa High School FFA Alumni are raising funds to build a new Agricultural Learning Center. This new state-of-the-art facility will include:
The new classrooms will be designed to allow hands-on learning in a scientific environment. Adequate storage, lab tables, counter space, sinks, and variable lighting schematics will be integrated into the rooms.
Two Multipurpose Labs
The dirty lab will be used for more than just animals; the lab will be used for machinery and equipment, soils, plants, and all things “dirty.” This lab will be equipped with tables, animal restraining chutes, gates, lighting, ventilation, water, etc.
Sanitary labs will be incorporated within the classrooms. New classes include Food Science, Biotechnology in Agriculture, and Plant Science That Leads to Agronomy. These classes are very lab intensive and require a “sanitary” lab area in which to complete food labs and biotechnical labs.
Plant growth experiments, chemical use, weed identification and much more are part of today’s greenhouses, not to mention entrepreneurship.
Projected cost: $650,000