High School Opens New Agriculture Building


Because of the rise in interest, Canyon I-S-D has been building a new state of the art Ag building.

Canyon High School opened its doors to the new agriculture building for the beginning of the school year.

The new facility is three times the size of the building they used before.

Agricultural Science Teacher Jeff Klose says "This building is roughly 16,000 square feet. It's fantastic. It really is going to give us the ability to get all of the students engaged in everything we do."

The facility cost 1.35 million dollars. But according to Klose, every dollar was worth it.

Klose says "It seems like a lot of money but when you spread that out amongst 300 students and everything that we do in this building, and everything that the community is going to be able to get involved with as well, it's really a cost that's extremely worth spending. Because it's going to have great returns for our community as well."

The building includes a new shop, more office space and three classrooms used to teach 18 different agricultural classes.

But it doesn't stop there. The building will also be able to increase activity for the school's Future Farmers of America program.

FFA Secretary Brynn Owen says "Since this building is a lot bigger than our last one, it gives people more of an opportunity to experience the other Ag classes that Canyon FFA has to offer. And I'm just really excited to see what other people have to offer Canyon FFA."

FFA Vice President of Chapter Development says "We're going to put together a first meeting and we're going to be able to have big events in the shop like dances and banquets and anything like that, that we usually haven't been able to do in the past due to lack of space."

Klose says with the new building, students will have opportunities to do industry-specific tasks in their classes.

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