Taylor Farms Pledges 2M to Support Cal Poly’s New Plant Sciences Complex; Bruce Taylor Shares


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Mon. March 11th, 2024 - by Anne Allen

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA - Through a $2 million pledge, Taylor Farms is supporting the future development of the agriculture sector in California and beyond. The company announced that it has made a donation to Cal Poly’s College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Science for its new Plant Sciences Complex.

Bruce Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, Taylor Farms
Bruce Taylor, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Taylor Farms

"We are honored to support the new Plant Sciences Complex at Cal Poly to help students gain access and insight into the latest technology during their studies in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences,” said Bruce Taylor, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Taylor Farms. “By partnering with other industry leaders, together we can help bring this facility to students and ensure our future leaders are ready to address complex issues.

The pledge made by the Salinas, California-based producer will help fund the school’s new George Wurzel Plant Sciences Building, which will be the teaching and research hub of the Plant Sciences Complex. According to a release, the facility is slated to open in late 2025, bringing together multiple disciplines, including plant and crop sciences, agronomy and horticulture, plant breeding and physiology, plant protection, and more.

Taylor Farms has made a $2 million donation to Cal Poly’s College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Science for its new Plant Sciences Complex

In November 2023, Cal Poly broke ground on the six-acre development, which will feature a teaching and laboratory building, state-of-the-art research and production greenhouses, an ancillary produce packing and cooling facility, and a farm store for food retail operations.

The Plant Sciences Complex will ensure that students learn in facilities as technologically advanced as the professional agriculture world they will enter—readying graduates to solve the complex challenges associated with feeding the world in sustainable ways, which will have an immediate impact in California and beyond. The $30 million-plus facility is being built with funding from industry supporters.

To learn more about the details of this cutting-edge facility, click here.

Stay tuned to AndNowUKnow to see how other produce names are supporting the future of the industry.