Tyler, TX — A new agriculture facility will be revealed at Henderson High School on Sunday.
Open house: Feb. 10th from 2p.m.-4p.m., at the Henderson High School Campus and it's open to the public.
NOTE: According to Henderson ISD, the open house will be post-poned if servere weather occurs.
Henderson ISD gave KETK a tour of the new facility.
Administrators tell KETK, agriculture education is so important to their students and encourage AG education in the home and school.
"It's the life lessons, the life skills that they learn that they can take with them, the responsibility...leadership," says Terry Everitt, Principal, Henderson High School.
"Not only teaching them about animal science or AG mechanics but also teaching them leadership skills," says Stacey Sullivan, Director of Communications."
Sullivan says, which is a very important in the world of agriculture and to the Henderson district, and it's their students passion.
"Here in East Texas Agriculture is very important to the economy," says Stacey Sullivan, Director of Communications.
"We have over 350 students in our agriculture program, it's right up there with band, it's one of our biggest subjects that our students participate in," says Terry Everitt, Principal, Henderson High School.
Sullivan tells KETK, agriculture is not just about farming.
"Learning about food production, it's learning about AG mechanics in this case welding, welding jobs are huge in out East Texas area," says Stacey Sullivan, Director of Communications.
Administrators tell KETK, they are teaching students life skills that just don't relate to farming but to a greater number of job opportunities.