Our Vision

Building our Ag is a committee of Colby Public School employees and community members working together to raise funds to build a new Agriculture Education & Technology Center that will allow us to strengthen our programs and empower students to meet agricultural industry needs.

Our vision is to provide students with:

How can you help?


The agricultural center committee has exciting news!

As a community and a committee, we have made over 100% of the building's total of $1.5 million.  We are actively meeting with companies for information and bids.

For more information or to speak to an Agriculture Education & Technology Center Committee Member, email us at buildingourfutureag@colbyeagles.org so we can get in touch!

We have met with local contractors and were able to make changes to the design!

Changes won't affect the programming, but we have reduced the estimated cost to $1,479,914.43 to complete both the building and a greenhouse!  We are currently over the $1,500,000 goal!


$75,000 - $150,000

Western Sprinklers, Inc.

Patterson Family Foundation

Dane G Hansen Foundation

East Fork Wind Project, LLC

Solomon Forks Wind Project, LLC


$50,000 - $74,999

Farmers & Merchants Bank

Mark & Wendy Weishaar

Lon Frahm

Pete Henry Foundation


$25,000 - $49,999

Nutrien Ag Solutions of Colby

Darvin & Tammi Strutt

Farm & Ranch Realty

Peoples State Bank

Foote Cattle/Scott & Michelle Foote

McCarty Family Farms

Cornerstone Ag, LLC


$10,000 - $24,999

VFW Auxiliary #6882 Colby

American Implement

Mattson Ranch

Colby Ag Center

Katina Brenn & Family

Stephens Construction

Shad & Jody Metcalf

Michael Downing Trust

Sporer Land Development

Foley Industries

Thomas County Community Foundation

Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation

Hi-Plains Co-operative Association

CoBank ACB

Lang Diesel


$5,000 - $9,999

David & Shari Oren

Adams Bank & Trust

Bill & Deann Shields

Vernon Flanagin Memorial

Shelbourne Reynolds

Western KS Farm Credit

Jim's Electric, Inc.

Western State Bank

Richard & Neva Epard

Farmers Bank & Trust

Chris Gerstner Memorial

Janice Frahm

Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline

Paul M Steele Trust 

Great Western Tire of Colby

CHS, Inc. 


$1,000 - $4,999

Ronda Morris Memorial

The Palmgren Family

Triple R Insurance

Gary Adrian

American Implement Company

Jason Schielke

Baker Bugbee

Christian Wilson

Robert Bell

The Bank

Solomon Creek Farms

Bill & Kathy Ryan

Lazy V Cattle Company

Travis & Jessica Vaughn

Randall & Lisa Wilson

Jerry & Peggy Barton

Howard & Carol Baalman & Families

Truck Town, LLC

Louis T. Hines

Shane & Hollie Timson

The Kersenbrock Family

Dennis & Robin Tubbs

Phil & Jo DeYoung


Thomas County Attorney Diversion Funds

Great Plains Spraying

Thomas County Farm Bureau

Donald Woofter Trust

Ken & Elaine Ptacek

Thomas County Community Foundation

Colby Glass and Sign Co, Inc

Willard & Peggy Miller Trust

Richard & Becky Dickman

Relda & Tracey Galli

Ron & Sue Evans

Lucas & Cheyenne Schnider

Sunflower Festival Concessions

Football Raffle Tickets

Justin & Brittany Shields

Kirk Coulter Memorial

Kappa Upsilon Sorority

Ken & Janet Christiansen

Tubbs & Sons Ford Sales, Inc.

JKD, Inc. Harvesting

Baalmann Mortuary

Nutrien Ag

Glassman Corporation

Jason Schielke

Butch's Body Shop, LLC

Scott Barnum Family

Frontier Ag, Inc.

CoBank, ACB


$100 - $999

Isaac Evans

Brian Weis

David Dennler

Ray & Nikol Nolan

The Lamm Family

JW & Ashley Wright

Bryce & Keesa Mariman

Carrie Towns Photography

Strutt Insurance - Farmers Alliance

Barrett Law Firm, P.A.

6-R Farms, LLC

Sandy & Melany Wilks

The Gerstberger Family

4 Seasons Ag, LLC - JR & Jamie Babst

Terry Devlin & Lori Culp

Rick & Kathy Vaughn

Lewis, Beims, & Holste, LTD.

Ray Schweitzer

Pamela & Leon Mazanec

CHS Student Body

Ryan Muhlig

Chase & Laura Vaughn

Kris Lemman

Susan Draper

Orange & Black Concessions

Dewayne & Pam Augustine

Glenn & Diana Schiffner

Michael Brockelhurst

Kiwanis Club of Thomas County

Susan Kistler

Susan Molstad-Wilson Trust

Jim & Molly Oliver

Randy Carpenter

Assisi Mercantile, LLC

Woofter Construction

Randy & Lisa Wilson

Justin & Christie Foss

Staley & Tera Edmundson

Tristin & Gracie Tyler

J&K Terrell

Jessica Vaughn

Stephen & Tracy Shull

Diane Whorton Memorial

Raymond Schindler

David & Sandra Harper

Redmond Farms

Sam R Funk, OD

Tyler & Kristina Hills

Jaton Denneler

Donors of Goods & Services

Colby Canvas, LLC - thank you for our sign.

Carrie Towns Photography - thank you for all of the Thomas County photography throughout this site.

Rocking M Media /NWKS Radio - thank you for working with us to get the word out.

Mies & Sons Trucking of Garden City, KS - thank you for your donation of a beef bundle.

The Colby Free Press - thank you for the numerous articles and ads that you have run to help keep us in the news.