- Associated Press - Monday, June 23, 2014

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) - Sheridan College has received a $4 million donation toward construction of a new agriculture center.

The Sheridan Press reports (https://tinyurl.com/oqxqbvs ) the project will include a building of 13,000 to 15,000 square feet and upgrades on the existing Science Center.

The donation, announced Friday, is from Jacomien and Forrest E. Mars Jr. of Big Horn.

Total cost of the project is $8 million. The state has allocated $2.7 million.

College President Paul Young says he’s confident the remaining $1.3 million will be raised by the end of the summer.

Young says the center will include classrooms, a herbarium, a greenhouse and a lab for soils and agro-ecology. One classroom will include a computerized commodities trading floor for students in the ag-business program.

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Information from: The Sheridan (Wyo.) Press, https://www.thesheridanpress.com/


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