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From the Ground Up: Ozarks Technical Community College agriculture building and greenhouse

3369 W. Jackson St., Nixa

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Owner/developer: Ozarks Technical Community College
General contractor: Crossland Construction Co. Inc.
Architect: Paragon Architecture LLC 
Engineers: Anderson Engineering Inc., civil; J&M Engineering LLC, structural; Ross & Baruzzini Inc. (St. Louis), mechanical, electrical and plumbing
Size: 10,400 square feet
Estimated cost: $2.1 million
Lender: None
Estimated completion: August
Project description: OTC is moving the agriculture program to its rural Richwood Valley Campus in Christian County. Spokesman Mark Miller said operating on OTC’s 84 acres off Highway 14 between Nixa and Ozark would improve student experiences learning livestock management, forestry practices, equipment operation, modern greenhouses, soil test pits and wildlife management. The project calls for an 8,000-square-foot ag building with classrooms, labs, offices and equipment storage, as well as a 2,400-square-foot greenhouse.

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