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“The Boswell Ag Tech Center will provide much needed laboratories and research space to partner with industry to conduct applied research.” — Andy Thulin

Boswell Ag Tech Center Momentum is growing to build Cal Poly’s Boswell Ag Tech Center

endowed faculty position, funding a remodel of the dairy science

the construction of the planned multidisciplinary undergraduate

the Master of Professional Studies in dairy foods program.

as critical donors continue to step forward to pledge support for research and technology center in the heart of campus.

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

recently received a $1 million pledge from longtime supporters

Mike and Suzy Leprino, who hope to now inspire others to come forward in support.

The Boswell Ag Tech Center will provide students and faculty

with state-of-the-art teaching and much needed laboratories and research space — expanding the college’s ability to work with more industry partners to solve real-time problems.

“The agricultural landscape is rapidly changing, and Cal Poly’s faculty and students are ready to solve tomorrow’s problems today,” said Andy Thulin, College of Agriculture, Food and

Environmental Sciences dean. “The Boswell Ag Tech Center will

provide much needed laboratories and research space to partner with industry to conduct applied research.”

“We are extremely thankful for the continued generosity and

teaching laboratories, and providing the initial start-up costs for Today, Cal Poly’s Dairy Science Products Technology Center is one of the most advanced academic facilities in the country.

Building a Future The James G. Boswell Foundation kicked off the

fundraising campaign for the Boswell Ag Tech Center with an $8 million commitment. Programming for the building is currently underway.

The Boswell Ag Tech Center will be part of the larger Science and Agriculture Teaching and Research Complex, a 74,517-square-foot building featuring research labs and technology space to benefit Cal Poly’s colleges of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; Science and Mathematics; and Liberal Arts.

Earlier this year, Cal Poly announced a pledge of $20 million from

alumnus William L. Frost and his wife, Linda, to support the complex.

support of the Leprino family in helping us move one step closer to breaking ground,” Thulin continued.

The Leprino family has long supported Cal Poly’s hands-on

programs — recognizing them as essential components in the training they seek for their employees.

In 2011, the Denver-based Leprino Foods Co, pledged $5 million to support the college’s dairy science program, supporting an

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To make a gift or learn more, contact: Russ Kabaker, assistant dean of Advancement and External Relations 805-756-6601

rkabaker@calpoly.edu

Giving Report 2016  

The Cal Poly College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences annual Giving Report.

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