There is construction going on at Fort Scott Community College, 2108 S. Horton this summer.
“There is a new addition to Burris Hall, the ag department,” FSCC President Alysia Johnston said. “They are classrooms mostly, a couple of offices and refurbishing the old section and a new roof. Concrete and some steel (materials) are going up now.”
A 3, 800 square foot addition is being added to the agriculture department, known as Burris Hall, said Cory Spear, superintendent for Crossland Construction. Crossland Construction of Columbus is the general contractor for the project.
The addition will be approximately 50 foot by 80 foot, and include three offices, a kitchen area and a commons area, he said.
The old segment of the building has been gutted and the offices and classrooms are being updated, Spear said.
The project broke ground on May 20 and will be completed on
August 10, barring inclement weather, he said.
“We’ve already had two weeks of weather dates since we started,” Spear said.
There are 30 employees working on the construction project, he said.
Here is information about the agriculture department from the FSCC website:
Farm & Ranch Management at FSCC
Since 1975, the FSCC Department of Agriculture has strived to assist students in developing the skills and knowledge necessary to get a job, develop a family business, or transfer to a four-year university. In addition to the celebrated programs with John Deere, Livestock Judging, Meat Judging and Rodeo, the department offers courses on livestock, soil science, animal science, dairy, poultry, agriculture machinery, meat evaluation, equine science, agriculture technology, agribusiness marketing, feed, horse training, plant science, farm and ranch management, horseshoeing, and product marketing.
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