Iowa State to Name $21M Feed Mill After Kent Corp.
Family-owned company gives $8 million to feed mill, science facility
A proposed $21.2 million Iowa State University feed mill and grain science complex — pitched earlier this year as being funded entirely through private donations — got its start and now its name from Iowa-based Kent Corp, reports The Gazette.
A Board of Regents committee, meeting Wednesday in Cedar Falls, agreed to recommend for full board approval naming Iowa State’s proposed six-building complex — which will house 47,000 square feet of teaching, research and outreach facilities — the ISU Kent Corporation Feed Mill and Grain Science Complex.
The naming honors Kent — a family-owned Muscatine-based corporation with subsidiaries in corn wet milling, animal feed production and food manufacturing — for its lead commitment of $8 million toward the project.