The one-level brick building has a meeting room that seats 240 and can be split into three separate rooms for smaller groups, said Jerry Little, Boyle ag agent since 1996.
A public address system will allow speakers to make a better presentation and the audience to hear better, he said.
"Hopefully, people will be proud of the new building," said Little. "It's everybody's building.
Loved by the Quilters
"The building committee, district board and county extension council have worked hard on the plans to make the building efficient and functional. We can better deliver educational programs for everyone. Without the leadership of volunteers, we wouldn't have this building."
Large work rooms, more storage space with shelves, and a demonstration kitchen with three work stations each equipped with a refrigerator, dishwasher, sink and microwave will enable programs to flow more smoothly.
"We love it," said Patty Chance of The Crazy Quilters, who was working last week on a cross-stitch quilt. "We can spread out where it's convenient to come and sew."
The quilters meet once a week and also help with a 4-H quilt program each Tuesday.
The meeting room is on the left as visitors walk into the spacious entrance, and offices and the reception area are on the right, said Little. The meeting room has a separate entrance for evening sessions. The parking lot will accommodate 80 vehicles.
One section of the kitchen was designed with children and people with disabilities in mind. The countertops are lower so people can sit on stools and have an easier time working.
Everyone can see demonstrations
A demonstration kitchen on a stage has audio equipment, and work can be projected onto three screens in the large meeting room.
"Whatever is going on in the stage area, whether it be a demonstration or a speaker, everyone can see," Forgacs said.
A window also allows food to be served to the audience.
A demonstration cart with a stovetop can be moved around and converted to a table.
When the kitchens are not in use, they will be closed off by curtains, Forgacs said.
Employees are currently unpacking boxes and getting organized. An open house will be scheduled in January.