Something new is going on in the agriculture
department. A new building has appeared at the Holtville High School, and it is
the ag barn located in front of the ag farm store. The ag barn is still under
“It started back in January 2019 and it
will be completed in May 2019,” stated Mrs. Cox in an interview.
What is the purpose of the new barn?
“The barn is to house animal farm projects
for the fair and breeding projects,” Mrs. Cox said.
The barn has new pens and a top-of-the-line
water system, which is very helpful to the ag department.
What else does the Ag Barn have?
“It is a state-of-the-art barn with a
fingerprint time stamp. It also has brand-new fans that help with the air flow
in the barn,” Mrs. Cox said.
For such a big build, where did the funds
“The barn is being paid from the (Career Technical Education Incentive Grant), the district did help, too, but most of the funding is coming from grants and the pens were donated by the Ag Advisory Committee,” Mrs. Cox stated.
The barn currently has some pigs and lambs
in the pens already. Eventually the beautiful barn will be filled with more