July 25, 2021

Technology centerpiece of new ag center

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Kreher Agriculture Center at Lincoln Land Community College opens the door to a myriad of new opportunities for students.

The 19,750-square-foot center that opened May 6 houses state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories and student gathering spaces designed to promote active learning with hands-on research, problem solving and group activities.

Built using “green” energy design principles, the center utilizes natural lighting and geothermal heating and cooling. Decorative elements connect the past to the present, including reclaimed wood from a Sangamon County barn on several walls and “logs” used as informal tables, footstools and seats.

Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, LLCC faculty, staff and students provided tours of the facility.

Along with classrooms, the center also features office space and small and large meeting rooms to allow LLCC to host a variety of groups including Illinois FFA, the Illinois Professional Agriculture Students organization, Farm Bureau, Soil and Water Conservation Districts and others for meetings, seminars, contests and conferences.

Tom Doran

Field Editor