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To check the availability of a space, view the ALC calendar. 

General Information

The Agricultural Learning Center's physical address is 22893 US Hwy 71, Maryville, MO 64468.

The ALC is equipped with two classrooms and the Expo Area that can accommodate a wide variety of events. One room or all rooms may be reserved to accommodate your event.

Expo Area

  • 9,000 square feet of space
  • Sub-dividable into two parts
  • 35 – 72” round tables
  • 12 – 30” x 96” rectangular tables
  • 350 chairs
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Internet access
  • Gates, pens and mats

Goppert Foundation Classroom

  • 100-person capacity
  • Sub-dividable into two parts
  • Nestable tables
  • Nestable chairs
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Internet access

Wells Bank Classroom

  • 42-person capacity
  • Sub-dividable into two parts
  • Nestable tables
  • Nestable chairs
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Internet access


Expo Area

Cost Per Hour Cost Per Day
$400.00 $1,200

*Requires deposit of $250.00

Facility Fee (for electricity, water, custodial supplies, trash):
Based upon occupancy

  • 0–50 add $50
  • 50–100 add $100
  • 100+ add $250

Includes: 350 chairs, 36 round tables, 10 rectangular tables, audio-visual equipment, Internet access, gates & pens, mats

Classroom/Meeting Room

Cost Per Hour Cost Per Day
$50.00 $150

Includes: tables, chairs, and audio visual equipment

Rate Exceptions:

Exception Discount
University and student organizations during normal operating hours (M-F, 7:30 am - 9:00 pm) No Charge
University and student organizations outside of normal operating hours 50% Discount
Non-profit organizations from Nodaway County adjusted rate may vary
Personal use (current student, alumni, employee, military, ALC donor) 25% discount
Subsequent days 25% discount


  • All events will require a security deposit. 
    • Exposition Area - $250
    • Classrooms - $25
  • If the deposit is not received within the five business days your reservation will not be processed. This deposit will secure the date and location of the event. This deposit will be credited to the total bill upon no room or equipment damage or repairs caused by the event. In the event of damage or repairs, the customer will forfeit the deposit and the organization will be responsible for the room damage in addition to the total Room Reservation Fee. If no room damages have occurred and there is no balance due the deposit will be returned to the customer. Deposits are refundable with a written request up to 30 calendar days of the event.
  • Shirts and shoes are required.
  • No skateboards, bikes, inline skates, or pets.
  • Classes have priority in academic buildings.
  • Northwest Missouri State University is a smoke free campus
  • Alcohol products are allowed in university facilities with approval from the University President. Requests must be submitted four week prior to the date of the event.
  • Due to the university's dining policy, health licensing restrictions, and exclusive contract with the university food service contractor, all foods/beverages utilized in university facilities should be arranged through Northwest Catering at 660.562.1275. If seeking outside vendor approval, a catering exemption will be required.
  • Due to fire regulations, use of open candles are not allowed in any campus facility; however, enclosed candles for catered events may be used.
  • All events are subject to a security audit prior to final confirmation. As a result of this audit the University Police/Security may be required at the event. If security is required a fee may be assessed. It may be determined that the event will not be approved. Not all events are appropriate for a campus community and those requiring personnel must work within the scheduling limits of that staff and other campus needs.

To Request a Space in the ALC:

  1. Check the availability of a space, view the ALC calendar. 
  2. Fill out the form below.
  3. A representative from the School of Agricultural Sciences will be contact with you regarding your reservation and provide a link for deposit payment to secure the date for your event.
  4. The Facility Use Agreement must be signed a minimum of (4) weeks prior to your event.

Request a Space

Contact Information

Please provide your name and contact information and a staff member will contact you.

Who can Rent?

  • Students
  • Faculty Staff
  • Community Members

(check all that apply)
Northwest Student
Northwest Faculty/Staff
Northwest Club/Organization (recognized on BearcatLINK)
University Department
Northwest affiliate (ex: Sodexo, Northwest Navigators, etc)
Northwest Alumni
Other (please specify)



Frequently Asked Questions

What deposits are required?

  • Exposition Area - $250, refundable up to 30 calendar days of the event
  • Classrooms - $25, refundable up to 30 calendar days of the event

Where is the ALC located?

  • The Agricultural Learning Center is located on the RT Wright Farm.
  •  The physical address is 22893 US Hwy 71, Maryville, MO 64468.

Can an outside catering vendor be used?

  • Exemptions to the University Food Policy must be approved by the Director of Campus Dining minimum of (4) weeks prior to your event date.
  • The Catering Exempt Form will be filed with the School of Agricultural Sciences Office and forwarded to the Campus Dining.
  • Submission of the form does not constitute approval. The School of Agricultural Sciences office does not have any authority to approve catering exemptions but merely is the custodian of records regarding the catering exemptions.

Can alcoholic beverages be consumed in the Agricultural Learning Center?

A request is required to the use of alcoholic beverages on university property. Requests must be submitted a minimum of (4) weeks prior to your event date and the form will be supplied by to the customer by the School of Agricultural Sciences.

  • The possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages may be permitted at functions and activities single specific events, as approved by the President (or his/her designee) where the campus food service provider contracted to provide such service is responsible for the possession and distribution of alcohol.
  • The majority of guests attending such an event must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Access to the event must be restricted to invited guests.
  • Service shall end at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled conclusion of the event.
  • Any alcohol consumed shall be purchased or provided by the campus food service.
  • Alcohol will be available only by the glass or single-service container.
  • Non-alcoholic beverages and food must be provided at all events where alcoholic beverages are served. Food quantity must be relative to the volume of alcohol served. (i.e. providing popcorn or snack mix is not sufficient for a cash bar).
  • Participants may not remove alcohol from the event location.
  • Admission should not be charged for events where complimentary alcohol is served.
  • No University funds or student fees may be used to purchase alcoholic beverages for events covered by these guidelines.
  • Alcohol may not be brought to an event by participants.
  • To the extent a sponsoring organization wishes to supply alcohol for an event, it may not do so through the University and must address the matter to the campus food service provider.