The new ag facility groundbreaking graphic.

Cloud County Community College will break ground on a new agriculture facility on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 10:30 a.m.  

The new ag facility groundbreaking graphic.

Cloud County Community College will break ground on a new agriculture facility on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 10:30 a.m.

 

The public is invited to attend, and is asked to meet at the Welcome Center on the Concordia campus, for transportation to the site.

 

The ag facility will help Cloud meet the needs of its growing enrollment in the agriculture program, by providing space for the Precision Ag equipment and livestock. It will also allow for community and business outreach opportunities. 

 

On Monday, Oct. 14, the CCCC Foundation Executive Committee approved assisting in funding the project. The Foundation will fund up to $140,000 of the project, which will cover the costs expected to complete the facility. 

 

“I can’t believe we’re finally here! The whole process has taken almost two years to complete, and I couldn’t be more excited for Cloud and what this will mean to our Ag Department,” said Foundation Director Heather Gennette. “We will continue to work to fully fund this project, but to have the support of the Foundation Board of Directors is fantastic.”

 

The Foundation has received a number of grants for the project, including $100,000 from the Sunderland Foundation, $100,000 from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, $5,000 from the Community Foundation for Cloud County, and $23,000 from the Cloud County Commissioners. Cloud County Co-Op has also donated equipment to the project.

 

“We are so grateful to the amazing grantmakers who largely contributed to the success of the ag facility,” Gennette said. “When writing these grants, you never know what you are going to receive, and I was completely overwhelmed by their generosity toward this project.”