JBS Global Food Innovation Center

Conceptual rendering of building.Colorado State University’s Meat Science Program involves expertise in all aspects of the production to consumer continuum, including animal handling and well being, nutrition and health, food safety and security, value-added and culinary and international collaboration. This project will create an integrated facility to provide hands-on instruction for students, which is currently lacking. The project will include a livestock arena with Temple Grandin designed livestock handling, meat harvest and processing, classroom and laboratory space, culinary research and sensory analysis, and a retail store. The building is planned as an approximately 38,000 gsf addition to the south of the existing Animal Sciences Building. This project will also replace the Stock Pavilion that was deconstructed for the new Chemistry Building. As stated by Mitchell B. Bowling, PhD, Director, Regulatory Compliance, Market Access and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Dairy Export Council “Colorado State has among the best Meat Science faculty in the world, but learning in today’s interactive environment requires more than knowledgeable and dedicated faculty. CSU has the opportunity to be the pre-eminent institution for educating the next generation of Meat Science professionals. Construction of the Global Food Innovation Center in honor of Gary and Kay Smith is of paramount importance to the education of future leaders in the field and will firmly establish CSU as the premier institution for education in Meat Science”. The estimated project cost is $20-$21M, to be funded with donations.