Seymour High School’s agriculture department shows off new digs

Seymour High School agriculture students experienced their first classes in the school’s new Ag-Science and Research Farm the last week of February.

Located on a 5-acre site in the Freeman Field Industrial Park on the city’s southwest side, the 12,000-square-foot building is providing educators, students and even the community with new tools and opportunities to teach, explore and promote agriculture.

Besides the classroom and food science lab, the facility also features a large open shop area that will be used to teach students how to operate and maintain farm machinery.

The building is surrounded by school-owned farm ground, and students will be able to work out in the fields, planting and harvesting corn, soybeans and other produce.

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The new facility also boasts a welding lab and an animal science lab to give students experiences in those subject areas, too. The welding lab will be finished up this spring.