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NDAES Research Greenhouse Complex Dedication

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On Friday, November 13, 2015, the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station held a dedication to celebrate the completion of the last phase of construction on the NDAES Research Greenhouse Complex.

This complex is a state-of-the-art facility designed to meet the needs of plant research at NDSU. It was constructed using a combination of state dollars and private donations, which totaled $33.5 million -- $28.5 million in appropriated funds and $5 million in donations.

NDSU is currently the only university in North Dakota with a greenhouse that houses a research lab, which allows researchers to proactively examine diseases that won’t be here for 20 to 30 years.

The NDAES Research Greenhouse Complex will expand research capabilities to benefit producers and business through increased productivity and sales. It also will help attract and retain top-ranked scientists and educators involved in cutting edge research and teaching. Further, the facility will enhance graduate student research and provide training for highly skilled professionals in the workforce.

Total facility size: 156,000 square feet
Total greenhouse area (including center halls): 52,736 square feet
Total greenhouse research room area (not including center halls): 43,828 square feet

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple, U.S. Senator John Hoeven, and staff members from U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp's office and Congressman Kevin Cramer's office were in attendance. Also attending were NDSU President Dean Bresciani; Mike Beltz, State Board of Agricultural Research and Education Chair; Tyler Speich, North Dakota Soybean Council board chair; Neal Fisher, North Dakota Wheat Commission Administrator; and NDSU Distinguished Professor, Dr. Neil Gudmestad. Several legislative members and NDSU faculty and staff were also in attendance.

Please see photos from the dedication at the NDAES Facebook page.

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