The new College of Agriculture building is under construction on the east end of Utah State University’s historic Quad. The prestigious location highlights the continuing commitment of USU to agriculture research, the agricultural industry and USU’s land-grant mission. The $43-million building will take two years to complete.
At the groundbreaking in May, Senator Lyle Hillyard told those who gathered for the celebration, “I’m proud to be a part of this. The agriculture program at USU is fundamental for the community, the state and the world.”
The 125,000-square-foot building will feature two main sections. The first will be comprised of three stories of high-tech laboratories and research space to be used by students and faculty. It will also house a new university-operated computer lab, lecture and classroom space and public areas. The second section is a four-story structure that will face south and house the faculty and administrative offices, replacing the existing Agricultural Science Building, finished in 1955. The building will also bring Famous Aggie Ice Cream back to the Quad in a new ground-level café.
“We worked very hard to get this approved,” Sen. Wayne Niederhauser said in his remarks at the groundbreaking. “The investment we make here today is an investment for the future.”
To see the construction site and check the building’s progress click the webcam link - http://webcam.usu.edu/coaconst/