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Tysons give $5 million for UA agriculture research

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The Tyson family and Tyson Foods have made a $5 million gift to toward the Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences, a $16.3 million project of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

The center will be built in northern Fayetteville. Its labs will study plant and animal sustainability and water quality research, a news release said. It was said to be the largest single Tyson gift, among many, to the University of Arkansas. The global food giant started in Northwest Arkansas in 1935.

From the release:

“My dad’s involvement in and commitment to agriculture in Arkansas is legendary. To be able to formally recognize that with this building, in partnership with the UA System Division of Agriculture, is indeed an honor for our family and the company founded by my grandfather,” said John Tyson. “The research and other work that will take place in this building and on the farm surrounding it will, I’m sure, be vitally important in helping secure the future of agriculture and agri-business in our state for generations to come.”

The new multi-story facility will be the epicenter for Agricultural research in Arkansas. Division scientists will operate numerous state-of-the-art agricultural laboratories that conduct and facilitate multi-disciplinary research, including a wide range of current and future agricultural issues facing Arkansans.

Simply, this facility will better help researchers create better, healthier, and more efficient ways for growing crops, raising farm animals, producing food, and protecting the state’s natural resources, [Vice President for Agriculture Mark] Cochran said. 

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