… The new Feed Mill and Grain Science Center is a piece of a larger effort. ISU also created a new minor in Feed Science and Technology…
Iowa State Takes Learning Beyond Traditional Classroom With New Minor
Tyne Morgan, FarmJournal's Pork
September 16, 2019
Iowa State University (ISU) broke ground on a new state-of-the-art facility this month, a facility that will help propel the University into answering a major need.
“It's a $21.5 million project, and it's going to really catapult us forward and revolutionize our ability to work in that sector of feed milling and technology and production of animal feeds,” said Daniel Robison, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.
The new Feed Mill and Grain Science Center is a piece of a larger effort. ISU also created a new minor in Feed Science and Technology.
“We think about this Feed Mill and Grain Science Center as the as the fulcrum - or the linkage - between what happens in the field with respect to agronomy and the production of crops, and where those grains end up,” said Robison. The feed mill sits at the intersection of those two disciplines, and that's spot on with what this college does so very well.”
The University broke ground on the new facility Friday, one that will take learning beyond the traditional classroom.
“It’ll have a feed mill tower that's 160 feet tall, just to put it into some perspective, and it's going to have a whole grain storage center, which is being provided as a gift from the Sukup Corporation, which is fantastic,” he said. “It's going to have the feed mill and the pelletizing, as well as mash and heat treatment capacities.”
Robison said the facility of the future will help launch students into a new realm of education.
“While there's always benefit of being highly specialized, there's also benefit particularly at the undergraduate level, and having students with broad capacity to grow in their fields and the disciplines,” he said...