Now, The $7 million dollar renovation of the University of Idaho’s Parma Agricultural Research Center is now a reality.
The Idaho Lawmakers passed a bill that’ll use state funds to upgrade the Parma research station.
That legislation passed the House and Senate by a combined vote of 91-9.
The legislation “speaks to broad support from the legislature and governor for the college and for agriculture,” said Michael Parrella, dean of UI’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, which oversees Parma and eight other ag and Extension research centers across the state.
“It's a partnership, a very successful partnership, said, Parella. “The Ag center in Parma is not just an investment in production in this area but an investment in agriculture across the state. So I think that is one of the compelling reasons, I think the legislature decided to provide support, so that’s exciting.”