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DASNR's new Greenhouse Learning Center

Students in Oklahoma State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will soon have access to a new facility that will better prepare them to enter the professional workforce. The Greenhouse Learning Center, a $6 million facility, will replace and improve functions of OSU’s existing teaching greenhouses that have been in use for decades. Greenleaf Nursery, one of North America’s largest wholesale nursery growers and long-time partner and supporter of OSU’s horticulture programs, has committed $1 million toward this new project. The Greenhouse Learning Center will feature six greenhouses, including an isolated entomology greenhouse, and head house, which includes a classroom, office space and plant-preparation area, as well as storage space for soil, equipment and chemicals such as fertilizer and pest-management materials. A large foyer will provide space for student club meetings. It also will house cutting-edge irrigation systems, intense climate and humidity control and other technology standard in today’s horticulture industry. Construction is expected to be completed in fall 2019.

 

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Greenhouse Learning Center to provide cutting-edge educational opportunities at OSU

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Pictured left to right are Tom Coon, vice president, Division of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources; Burns Hargis, OSU president; John Nickel, owner, Greenleaf Nursery; Randy Davis, president and CEO, Greenleaf Nursery; Lou Watkins, OSU/A&M Board of Regents; and Austin Kenyon, former president, Greenleaf Nursery. (Photo by Todd Johnson, Agricultural Communications Services)

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Greenhouse Learning Center Investment Opportunities 

The creation of the Greenhouse Learning Center is part of a larger, division-wide plan to update and replace facilities. Private funding for the new Greenhouse Learning Center will be critical as DASNR leads OSU’s effort to become a modern land-grant university. Each of the following investment options will include appropriate naming recognition for the useful life of the facility. Giving options may be tailored to fit the needs and passions of individual donors.

 

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For more information, contact James Ambrose at jambrose@osugiving.com or 405.385.5182.

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