Des Moines Independent Community School District recently unveiled a newly constructed barn for agriculture and horticulture students at Central Campus to gain experience in what it’s like to work in the agriculture industry. The new barn will be open for all students in the metro area who choose the Central Campus Ag program. According to a news release, the Matt and Shanda Carstens Family Foundation, in coordination with Landus and the Landus board of directors, raised $50,000 for the barn’s construction, with the goal of inspiring the next generation of agricultural workers and farmers. Matt Carstens is CEO of Landus. “The future agriculture leaders of Iowa will come from all backgrounds – urban populations included. This investment in the future of agriculture demonstrates Central Campus’ commitment to creating diverse opportunities for students and inspiring the next generation of leaders across all industries,” Carstens said in a prepared statement.