Purdue celebrates new agricultural building with ribbon cutting

A new animal sciences complex at Purdue University is giving students the chance to learn more about the food animal production industry.

Posted: Mar 22, 2018 6:56 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)— A new animal sciences complex at Purdue University is giving students the chance to learn more about the food animal production industry.

The Creighton Hall of Science and the Land O'Lakes Inc. Center for Experiential Learning will give students the chance to engage in interactive classes, with the goal of creating a place for faculty and students to collaborate.

Purdue junior Gabriella Corradi says this complex includes state of the art classrooms, labs and a new meat science lab. The meat science lab is called the "red room" where people can test meat without knowing how it is cooked.

The teaching spaces also include spots for research and meat and protein sciences. 

Land O' Lakes Chief Operating Officer Beth Ford says this facility is needed for a student's success.

"We are a huge partner with Purdue and not just investing in not just services or facilities but also in educational programs that really look to the future of agriculture," Ford said.

The $60,000 facility is located at the corner of Harrison and Russell streets. Purina Pavillion will also be located on the south side of the complex.

The pavilion focuses on livestock care, handling, and evaluation.

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