Ron Whitson Agricultural Science Center
The Ron Whitson Agricultural Science Center, located behind Tarver-Rendon Elementary School, was developed in October 2014 to enhance the district's agricultural and science courses.
The center creates a hands-on environment for all students, provides additional housing of animals for our growing Mansfield FFA program and serves as science and nature center for all grade levels.
About the Facility
The $3.2 million facility, designed by Huckabee & Associates, Inc, includes two 10,000-square-foot barns with configurable animal pens and an 11,000-square-foot Show Barn and Arena.
The Red Barn Learning Center is a display/exhibit area for students. The south side includes new pen extensions for viewing animals, the west features an outdoor classroom with a teaching wall, a horse pen to the north and a chick and fish hatchery and fingerling tank.
The property also includes a 400-square-foot greenhouse, spacious pastures for grazing, three ponds and meandering nature paths.