Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the New JWCC Agricultural Sciences Complex Aug 9

JWCC main campus building
August 2, 2022

Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the New JWCC Agricultural Sciences Complex Aug 9

 The official dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new JWCC Agricultural Sciences Complex will be on Aug 9. Key stakeholders, donors and representatives from around the region will be attendance.

The ceremony showcases a 40-year educational partnership with the University of Illinois, John Wood Community College and the Orr Research Center Corporation. Together, these partners continue to work collectively to build a strong rural economy and create new generations of farm operators, owners and other rural careers.

Date:     Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Time:    10:30 a.m., with lunch to follow

Place:    JWCC Agricultural Education Center

37803 State Hwy IL-104, Baylis, IL  62314

45 minutes east of Quincy

The Orr Corporation is leading this privately funded project; $2.1 million of the $2.5 million target goal has been raised to date. Construction of the 24,000-square-foot facility began last September 2021 at the JWCC Agricultural Education Center and the U of I Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center in Baylis, IL. The newly completed facility houses offices and classrooms, an exposition/arena space and an animal care unit designed for short-term or temporary housing for the welfare of animals. The building will address multiple agricultural education and development issues in West Central Illinois and further enhance research, teaching and activities throughout the region.

The ceremony is open to the public, and it would be appreciated if attending to kindly please RSVP by August 4 to Mindy with the Orr Corporation at 217.779.4166.

For more information and plans for the press to attend, please contact Tracy Hagman, JWCC director of public relations and marketing,, 217.641.4106.

John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today's needs and tomorrow's opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees, certificates, and personal enrichment courses.