LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) – Lubbock ISD and Texas Tech University announced a new Agri-STEM complex for Lubbock ISD students on Friday, part of the $130 million bond Lubbock ISD received in 2018.
Studies show the agriculture industry on the high plains contributes to about one-third of the total economy of the area. TTU President Lawrence Schovanec says that by building this facility and furthering the education of our students, we are helping to sustain Lubbock’s economy.
“Agriculture is such an important part of this economy, and this culture, and the sustainability of that economy and culture starts with education.”
This year, for the first time, every high school in Lubbock ISD is offering courses in Agricultural Science. With this new facility, students will be able to gain industry-based certification and experience in agriculture. Lubbock School Board President Zach Brady says this will help the district train the next generation of ag leaders.