In the News: MALC Groundbreaking

Ohio's Country Journal spotlighted the Multispecies Animal Learning Center (MALC) groundbreaking held at Ohio State on Tuesday, January 30. According to the news outlet, the $52 million project will build the state-of-the-art facility at Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory on the Columbus campus to support the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). 

The project constructs a 100,000 square-foot facility that will consist of an interconnected series of barns housing different species which include swine, equine, poultry and others. The facility will include an arena, wet labs, classrooms, storage areas and public viewing areas. 

MALC will replace aging storm and animal waste management infrastructure as well as provide new gas, electric and water utilities to the project site. The facility is scheduled to open in August 2025.

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