(West Plains) – West Plains Savings & Loan has contributed $5,000 to the West Plains High School FFA “Raising the Barn” campaign, which looks to build a new agriculture science facility that will give hands-on experience to the more than 200 students who take agricultural science classes at the high school each year.
The proposed facility is set to be built on a vacant lot owned by the West Plains School District on Olden Street. When completed, the new facility will offer a 10,500 square foot space that supports current trends in agriculture and will provide a home for future growth. The increased space will allow for additional instructional staff, additional classrooms, lab space, expanded course offerings, and the potential implementation of an agriculture program for middle school grades.
A campaign brochure is available online at www.zizzers.org/agscience or one can be picked up at the West Plains Schools Board of Education Office at 305 Valley View Drive.
For more information on the “Raising the Barn” campaign, contact Tonya Jedlicka or Jay Hale at 417-256-6150.