MSEA honored for contribution to new campus facility

A rendering of the new Animal and Dairy Sciences Building on the Mississippi State University campus. The new facility is expected to open in spring 2019 (Photo courtesy of MSU)
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A Mississippi horse-owner organization recently contributed $25,000 as the first gift toward the new Animal and Dairy Sciences Building on the Mississippi State University campus.

MSU said in a release the Mississippi State Equine Association - an affiliate of the Washington, D.C.-based American Horse Council - will see the food retail room on the first floor of the facility bear its name once the building is opened in the spring of 2019.

The organization is a statewide network of horse owners focusing on the quality of life for horses and horsemen around the state through education and information programs.

Construction is currently underway on the new 34,500-square-foot building, which is near the corner of Stone Boulevard and Blackjack Road in front of the Wise Center. The program will be relocated from the fourth floor of the Wise Center to enhance and build upon teaching and researching capabilities.

The new facility will feature classroom space, conference rooms, offices and labs.

The Animal and Dairy Sciences Building will form an L-shape complex, with the remaining buildings featuring a newly constructed 15,000-square-foot Meat Science and Muscle Biology Laboratory expected to open this fall and a two-story 26,500-square-foot Poultry Science Building slated for completion in spring 2020.

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