Donor Spotlight

New animal complex construction

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station are planning three separate buildings to house the expanding programs in poultry; animal and dairy sciences; and food science, nutrition and health promotion. All three buildings will be constructed on the corner of Stone Boulevard and Blackjack Road, in the lot located in front of the Wise Center. The Meat Science and Muscle Biology Laboratory is currently under construction and should be completed by Fall 2017.

The 15,000 square foot building includes a harvest area, demonstration area and freezer space as well as classrooms and research laboratories. A new Animal and Dairy Sciences building is slated for construction beginning June 1, 2017 with an expected completion date of Spring 2019. The three story building will contain about 34,500 square feet of offices, conference rooms, classrooms, and labs.

The Poultry Science building is expected to bid by late fall 2017 with construction beginning in early 2018. The two story building will contain 26,500 square feet of offices, conference rooms, classrooms and labs. It is anticipated that the building will be complete by Spring 2020.

Naming opportunities are available and include the buildings, classrooms, conference rooms, laboratories, and offices. Interested individuals should contact Jud Skelton at 662.325.0643 or Will Staggers at 662.325.2837.