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Maquoketa Agricultural Learning Center

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  • Support the needs of 270 students
  • Sponsorships Available

About Us

Maquoketa High School FFA Alumni are raising funds to build a new Agricultural Learning Center. This new state-of-the-art facility will include: Two Classrooms The new classrooms will be designed to allow hands-on learning in a scientific environment. Adequate storage, lab tables, counter space, sinks, and variable lighting schematics will be integrated into the rooms. Two Multipurpose Labs Animal/Plant/Soil Lab The dirty lab will be used for more than just animals; the lab will be used for machinery and equipment, soils, plants, and all things dirty. This lab will be  equipped with tables, animal restraining chutes, gates, lighting, ventilation, water, etc. Sanitary Lab Sanitary labs will be incorporated within the classrooms. New classes include Food Science, Biotechnology in Agriculture, and Plant Science That Leads to Agronomy. These classes are very lab intensive and require a sanitary lab area in which to complete food labs and biotechnical labs. Greenhouse Plant growth experiments, chemical use, weed identification and much more are part of today's greenhouses, not to mention entrepreneurship. Projected cost: $650,000


FFA: Learning to Do, Doing to learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve

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Skott Gent

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Success Story

Committee Members: Greg Bopes, Building Committee Chairman Hannah Davison, Marketing Committee Lead Skott Gent, FFA Alumni President Kent Bennis, FFA Alumni Vice President Nancy Miller, FFA Alumni Treasurer Julie Furne, FFA Alumni Secretary Sponsorships are available for multiple locations in the project: Whole Building, $250,000 Greenhouse, $100,000 Classroom, $50,000 (2 available) Workshop, $50,000 Hall of Pride, $15,000 Kitchen unit, $15,000 (2 available) Science lab, $15,000

Fund Details

Fund Name

Maquoketa Agricultural Learning Center

Year Founded


Here for you. Lori Loch Executive Director, Community Foundation of Jackson County 563-588-2700
700 Locust St., Ste. 195, Dubuque, IA 52001

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Maquoketa Agricultural Learning Center