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School of Agriculture opens doors to showcase improvements

Tech’s School of Agriculture would like to invite everyone to come check out some new changes they have recently made to the department.

The School of Agriculture is hosting an open house to give everyone the chance to see all the hard work that the faculty, staff and students have put into this renovation project.

This open house started on Monday, Oct. 30, and runs through Friday, Nov. 11. The building is open for viewing from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5.

There will be 10 stops along the open house tour. These exhibits include an antique tool display, old photos, classrooms, renovated labs, boards and displays, and faculty offices.

A special stop on the tour will be made in the basement of South hall. There, Janice Branson, associate professor of agriculture, and Patricia Coleman of the music and art department, have created a mural portraying various scenes of Tennessee agricultural and rural life.

The mural was painted by some of the agriculture students in collaboration with art students. The basement project started when Branson wanted to paint the walls. They started out white but evolved into a mural of agricultural scenes. (www.sullivansusa.net) They have been working on this mural project for about a year.

“We’re really proud of the changes we’ve made this summer and we wanted an opportunity for everyone to see what we’ve accomplished,” Tawnya R. Moss, the secretary for the School of Agriculture said.

After touring the building, make sure to stop by the office conference room, SH 145, for coffee, tea, apple cider and a treat