School of Agriculture

School of Ag Greenhouse

Construction crews broke ground July 8, 2014 for the Western Illinois University School of Agriculture's greenhouse project. According to School of Agriculture Director Andy Baker, in the initial phase, two 16 ft. x 48 ft. greenhouses (with a connecting hallway) are being built near the University's Livestock Center, located north of campus, just south of the Harry Mussatto Golf Course's parking lot. Read the complete news release.

Open House & Ribbon Cutting

Date to be determined.

Construction Progress

September 25th

The greenhouse assembly is moving along nicely. The glass roof is installed, concrete floors are polished, and inlet louvres are in place.

greenhouse construction site

September 15th

The greenhouse structure finally arrived on Friday September 12. Yeah! Assembly began on Saturday September 13.

greenhouse construction site

August 29th

The smooth floors should be done by today. The greenhouse structure arrives September 3.

greenhouse construction site

August 22nd

Preparation for the concrete floor to be poured.

greenhouse construction site

July 28th

Foundation walls were poured today, along with sewer line hook up.

greenhouse construction site

July 18th

At the end of the second week, the footers are complete and the insulated foam forms are in place for the side walls. Looks like everything is progressing nicely.

greenhouse construction site

July 11th

The footers are poured and electricity has been relocated.

greenhouse construction site