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Mount Baker School District raising funds to build new FFA/Ag barn

May 4th, 2016 | Category: News

DEMING – The Mount Baker School District is building a new FFA/Ag barn at the site of the old greenhouse, and is raising funds to complete the work. The current barn has problems with plumbing, electricity, roof, space, and location, and is barely functional during the winter time. Students breed and raise their hogs for the  Puget Sound Jr. Show and Northwest Washington Fair/Lynden Jr. Livestock Show and Sale. The new barn will be 84 feet by 36 feet, and designed to be multi-purpose including hogs, chickens, sheep, goats, and calves. Construction will start this spring and school officials hope to have it completed by the start of the 2016-2017 school year. According to teacher Todd Rightmire, who created the GoFundMe fundraiser, the bid was higher than budgeted for the project but they are making changes to lower the cost. The Mt. Baker Rotary Club pledged a $35,000 donation. Donors of $50 or more will have their name placed on a tile; large donors of $1,500 or more will receive signage on the building. Donations are accepted through the Mt. Baker FFA Boosters (Attn: Barn fund) at PO Box 162  Deming, WA 98244. For more information, see https://www.gofundme.com/2aqb74gk.

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