Fresno State to build agriculture research center
June 11, 2014
• Breaks ground on Friday
• Will cost $24 Million
Fresno State University officials and donors break ground Friday on a 30,000-square-foot interdisciplinary research building where the university’s brightest minds will collaborate to solve the most pressing agricultural issues facing the region and the world.
The $24 million Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology facility is made possible by a $29.4 million gift from the Jordan family in 2009.
It is scheduled for completion in fall 2015.
The research conducted in the facility is expected to involve faculty and students from the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology working alongside colleagues from the Lyles College of Engineering and the College of Science and Mathematics.
During Friday’s event, Fresno State officials are expected to announce three major gifts related to the project.