Texas District Debuts New Agriculture Building (Source: Spaces4Learning)
By Matt Jones
The Stafford Municipal School District in Stafford, Texas—part of the Houston metropolitan area—recently celebrated the opening of a new Agriculture Building. The 3,000-square-foot space cost a little over $1 million and has been in the works for more than five years, according to a news release. Students will begin using the new space this month.
Students from Stafford High School will use the space to keep and raise large farm animals. The facility consists of a concrete structure with a metal roof and includes amenities like a controlled entry access gate, security cameras, animal stalls with fans, a tack room, administrative space, parking and extended outdoor space for animals to feed. District students will show and compete with their animals at agricultural events like the Fort Bend County Fair and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
“Having a brand-new agricultural facility is very important to the students, parents and advisors,” said Victor Fleming, program manager for Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam, Inc., which oversaw the management of the project.