Technology centerpiece of new ag center – AgriNews

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Kreher Agriculture Center at Lincoln Land Community College opens the door to a variety of new opportunities for students.

The 19,750-square-foot center, which opened May 6, houses state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, and meeting rooms for students to encourage active learning through hands-on research, problem solving, and group activities.

The center was built according to the principles of “green” energy design and uses natural light as well as geothermal heating and cooling. Decorative elements connect the past with the present, including reclaimed wood from a Sangamon County barn on several walls and “tree trunks” that serve as informal tables, footstools, and seats.

Following the tape cutting ceremony, LLCC faculty, staff, and students gave tours of the facility.

In addition to classrooms, the center also offers office space and meeting rooms, large and small, to allow LLCC to accommodate a wide variety of groups, including Illinois FFA, the Illinois Professional Agriculture Students Organization, Farm Bureau, soil and water conservation districts, and others for meetings and seminars, competitions and others Conferences.