Construction on the facility is scheduled to begin in the spring with the hope of welcoming students, faculty and staff into the building in 2023.
Over the past several months, architects met numerous times with faculty, staff and students to finalize details for the building’s interior. Faculty members have been extensively involved in the planning process to ensure the features they believe most vital for teaching, research and student activities are included.
The OSU Agriculture family, including students, employees, alumni and friends were asked to complete a survey earlier this fall about what they hope to see in the new facility.
“Perfecting the design is an important part of the campaign’s goal, but that is only achievable with the support of donors,” said Dr. Thomas G. Coon, OSU’s vice president for agricultural programs and dean of the Ferguson College of Agriculture. “Currently the gifts and commitments to the campaign are nearing 70 percent of the $50 million goal.”
Coon said the progress during the past few months has shown the incredible dedication donors have to support the vision of a world-class agricultural facility for our outstanding students and faculty.
“This is a new chapter in the deep-rooted Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University,” said Jim Hasenbeck, a 1982 alumnus and managing principal of Studio Architecture PC. “OSU Agriculture is one of the founding fathers of the university, and it is great to see that they are looking forward to how agriculture will affect future generations."