Linn-Benton Community College plans to host a community open house to discuss the building of its new agricultural center from 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Calapooia Center’s Fireside Room on the Albany campus. 

Those in attendance will have the opportunity to share their thoughts with LBCC staff about what they want to see from the agricultural center. After the meeting wraps up, anyone who is interested is invited to drive over with the staff to the site where it will eventually be built.

“As the community’s college, LBCC proudly provides education for all, and we are excited for the opportunity to put that into action in a way that supports our entire community, from our rural families to our industry partners,” LBCC President Lisa Avery said through a press release. “The new LBCC Agriculture Education Center is an exciting project, but we can’t get it done without the community’s ideas and input.”

The funding for the agricultural center was made possible by an appropriation from the state legislature and a general obligation bond approved by Linn and Benton county voters.