Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

HU opens new Animal Science Education Center

Posted: Friday, November 20, 2020

The Don Strauss Animal Science Education Center at Huntington University officially opened Monday, November 16 in a ceremony featuring Governor Eric Holcomb. The university says the 10,000-square-foot building will serve as an on-campus experiential learning space for students.

According to Huntington University representatives, the ASEC will serve as “home base” for students pursuing degrees in agribusiness-animal production, animal science and pre-veterinary medicine. In October, Warsaw-based Lake City Bank made a $100,000 commitment to support the new facility, which is part of the Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies.

The facility is set to include enclosed and flexible pen space, allowing the university to study different species of farm animals. The building will also feature a 1,400-square-foot classroom with windows overlooking the pens. The space will serve as a lab experience for students enrolled in animal anatomy and physiology, nutrition of farm animals and reproduction and breeding courses.

The center will also serve as a space for K-12 schools to learn more about the animal industry and agriculture.

Shown in the photo from left to right, are Madison Riggle, field sales representative, DeKalb Asgrow (class of 2018); Dr. Sherilyn Emberton, president, Huntington University; Bruce Kettler, director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture; Marty Songer, executive director of AVIS Foundation, Inc.; Governor Eric Holcomb, cutting the ribbon; David Findlay, president and chief executive officer, Lake City Bank, Mayor Richard Strick; Bob Krouse, chief executive officer of MPS Egg Farms and Nate Perry, managing director of the Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies, Huntington University.