Fresno State ag students will soon have access to a whole new state-of-the art building dedicated to poultry.
A groundbreaking was held on campus Friday for the Foster Farms Poultry Education and Research Facility.
The 16,000 square foot building is slated to open in the spring of 2013 and will give students a unique opportunity to study the poultry business.
Poultry Science Professor Michelle Ganci said, "It's one of the largest industries in the Valley and in the state; 25,000 jobs are tied to poultry. At any one time in the Valley, we have 50 million head of birds on feed and a lot of our students will go to work for the poultry industry."
The construction will be made possible through a donation from Foster Farms.