CPM Donates $2.6M to Iowa State University
Donation to feed milling, grain science facility includes equipment, automation and services
California Pellet Mill (CPM), a leading supplier of animal feed processing equipment, is donating nearly $2.6 million in equipment to a new educational and research facility for feed milling and grain science at Iowa State University.
The donation will provide equipment, automation and services.
The gift is the latest contribution to the $21.2 million feed mill and grain science complex, which will be funded entirely through private donations.
“We greatly appreciate CPM’s generous investment in the future of our educational, research and extension programs to serve the feed and grain sector, and its links to so many other aspects of our agricultural economy,” says Daniel J. Robison, holder of the Dean’s Endowed Chair in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State. “CPM’s gift represents a critically important part of the infrastructure that will run this state-of-the-art facility to the benefit of our students, faculty and stakeholders, and keep us on the cutting edge of where we need to be.”
Jim Hughes, general manager of CPM, says the company is excited to be supporting Iowa State’s new feed and grain technology minor and its new facility.
“Students from around the world will have state-of-the-art equipment and automation that will benefit them for many years to come," he says.