The Calallen High School Future Farmers of America held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new agriculture facility Friday afternoon.
Located on the high school campus, the new facility is 38,000 square feet in size and can accommodate over 200 animals.
"The Calallen FFA is the largest 4-H chapter in our county," FFA president Jake Martini said. "Last year we had the most animals, shop projects and homemaking entries out of all the FFA 4-H chapters in our county."
"Our old facility had different barns for separate animals," Martini said. "They were all rusted, leaking water. With this new facility we'll be able to have everybody under the same roof and be able to help everybody equally. The pens are all brand new, so it'll be better for the students."
Before, the animals were spread across many different barns on the high school's agriculture farm. The new facility is in the center of the agriculture farm and will house several different animals.
"Everything is condensed," Martini said. "We have pigs on one side, goats and lambs on the other side, chickens in the back and cattle in the front."
Agriculture science teacher Francis Nelson said one of the benefits of the new facility would be that it creates camaraderie between the students.
"I think that's going to be the best thing," Nelson said. "A lot of times the people who had goats or lambs never even went to the pig barn. I think it's really going to bring our chapter a lot closer together."