Iowa State Pursues $21M Feed & Grain Complex
Donations would pay for production, research and learning center
With its thriving network of teaching farms situated on 450 acres south of campus, Iowa State University is looking to build a $21.2 million feed mill and grain science complex to support its livestock and poultry, compel research and bolster education, reports The Gazette.
The Board of Regents on Wednesday considered ISU’s request to construct a six-building complex housing 47,000 square feet of teaching, research and outreach facilities. The $21.2 million Curtiss Farm-Feed Mill and Grain Science Complex would be funded entirely by private giving, according to the proposal.
So far, the university has raised about $16.5 million through direct donations, as well as in-kind equipment and technology, according to Brian Meyer, director of college relations for the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.