Exciting new research facility announced!

Posted on Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

Written by BIG announcement for U of G Agriculture research facility

$6.5-million field crop services building

Last week, Macleans announced that the University of Guelph placed first among comprehensive universities for total research dollars (consistently more than ANY other university without a medical school!). This week? A major announcement of a new $6.5-million field crop services building at U of G’s Ridgetown College! Talk about a major win for students with research aspirations in the agriculture discipline!

One of the plans for the new 12,000-square-foot facility is to help to modernize crop science research and provide students with a cutting-edge space to conduct research and learn from industry experts.

The new building is expected to open in spring 2022 and will also support the study of crop production, including best-management strategies in crop genetics, nutrient inputs and integrated pest management.

Why is this a big deal? The agriculture sector is growing, and with it comes a demand for bright, young students who want to grow with it. A cutting-edge, modern research facility will give U of G students a chance to create a new future for agriculture in Canada and globally – and what could be more satisfying for students than that?!

Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program (offered at the Guelph campus) and the innovative research happening in the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC)!

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