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Any child 18 years and younger can receive a free breakfast and lunch.

About Us

Our Namesake

Ron Whitson spent nearly 30 years teaching agriculture classes including 27 years as Agricultural Science Teacher in the Mansfield ISD (1980-2007). For the last seven years, Whitson has continued to serve public education as a Statewide Career and Technical Education Coordinator.

Ron Whitson serves on the Boards of Directors of several state a national organizations including the Texas FFA Association, HOSA – Texas Association, Texas DECA, Texas FFA Foundation, National Consortium for Health Science Education, National Partnership for Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security, and the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas.

Our Facility

Architect: Huckabee & Associates, Inc.
General Contractor: WRL General Contractors
Cost: $3.2 million

Virtual Tour  | Overview of the Ag Center

Features of the facility include 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.

Our Staff

- Keven Smith, Director of Educational Activities, AST/FFA Advisor
- Lloyd Gryder, Grounds & Building Maintenance
- Catherine Hudgins, Principal

 September 15, 2014 - Mansfield school district dedicates Whitson agri center - Mansfield News-Mirror story


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