Promotional tour held Wednesday at JWCC’s Orr Multipurpose Agriculture Facility

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Mike Tenhouse, left, assistant professor of ag sciences, leads a tour of the Orr Multipurpose Agriculture Facility on Wednesday in Baylis, Ill. | Photo courtesy of John Wood Community College

BAYLIS, Ill. — John Wood Community College officials were the hosts of a promotional tour at the college’s Orr Multipurpose Agriculture Facility on Wednesday.

The facility is in the final stages of fundraising and construction. It will open for classes during the fall 2022 semester. An official ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for Aug. 9. The Orr Corporation is leading this privately funded project, and $1.9 million of the $2.5 million target goal has been raised to date. 

The 24,000 square-foot facility is located at the University of Illinois Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center and the JWCC Agricultural Education Center in Baylis. The building will address agricultural education and development issues in West Central Illinois and will further enhance research, teaching and U of I Extension activities throughout the region.

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