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Grain and Forage Center of Excellence
Click the photo to see more progress as of March 11, 2019.
Update video on construction at the Grain & Forage Center of Excellence at Princeton Research & Education Center ----- The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment serves the people of Kentucky and the world, through unparalleled teaching, transformative research and relevant service to farms, families and communities.
Construction on the south side of building
Pre-function area with copiers, mailboxes and a few other items.
Temporary cubicles in one of the conference rooms.
View from the sky. The white roof is new. Image Credit: Dave Stalion, UK Ag Communications
Lab expansion - floor is complete
Stone facade into the main entrance
Stone facade in lobby is amazing.
The pre-function area in the conference wing has drywall!
Loading the air handling system.
Construction progress meeting
Office wing with new brick.
Senator Ridley checks progress.
Conference main entrance
Large multi-purpose room
Large multi-purpose room interior.
Large multi-purpose room exterior.
Office wing entrance
Bricking lobby posts
Conference wing large hallway
Library on south side
Old generator on lab wing
New generator on lab wing
Panorama of multi-purpose room
Conference wing insulation
Facia brick, stone, wood (cement boards). These start going on the building over the next month.
Adding ceiling trusses and sub-roof to the large multi-purpose room.
Hallway, common area for the new conference wing.
Footers for the laboratory wing expansion.
Window area for offices next to the updated entry.
The old reception area in the lobby.
New wall for the large conference room.
Expanded office area.
Ceiling trusses for the large conference room.
View of the expanded office area for faculty and staff.
The old lobby area under renovation.
New duct work in the conference wing.
New footers for the expansion of the conference wing.
They said I could have a temporary office here if I wanted.
View from the old public entrance to the building. That entrance always seemed to be breezy. It is a little breezier now!
Expanded office area.
Dr. Carl Bradley now has a permanent shade to his existing window. The concrete block also buffers against storms and construction noise.
Groundbreaking Ceremony - March 2018
Photos from the March 15 Grain and Forage Center of Excellence groundbreaking ceremony. Matt Barton, UK Ag Communications. View the story.
Dr. Rick Bennett welcomed all to the 2018 Wheat Field Day at the Princeton Research and Education Center and spoke about the new Grain and Forage Center of Excellence, the Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association, and Dr. Dave Van Sanford's Research Professorship.