BROOKINGS (AP) - Work will soon begin on the $46 million Raven Precision Agriculture Center on the South Dakota State University campus.
A ground-breaking ceremony is scheduled Saturday afternoon in Brookings. Ground work at the site is to begin this fall, with construction starting next spring.
SDSU offers both a bachelor's degree and a minor in precision agriculture. Dean John Killefer says the 129,000-square-foot facility will foster innovation in agriculture, engineering, and food and environmental sciences.
State lawmakers approved the center earlier this year. Sioux Falls-based Raven Industries donated $5 million for the project.