Work is expected to begin roughly a year from now on a Biomedical Research Center on the Las Cruces campus of New Mexico State University.
The project is one of three large facility projects the school hopes to take on in the next year, and includes the renovation of the Food Science Security and Safety Facility, as well as an updated Animal Nutrition and Feed Manufacturing facility.
The projects are all being funded through a General Obligation bond passed by New Mexico voters in the fall of 2018, providing some $25 million.
At the time of the bond election, Garrey Carruthers, then chancellor of the NMSU System, noted that “after generations of use, many of our agricultural facilities are growing old and in need of repair.”
With a long history of work on agricultural science and biomedical research, NMSU, with a current enrollment of around 22,000 students, is looking at the modernized facilities as essential to its historic mission.
If all goes according to plans, the work on all three facilities is expected to be completed by the fall of 2022.
By Garry Boulard
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