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Mount Vernon construction project on schedule

(Photo: Virgil Hanson, project manager, gives tour.)

Construction of the new Agriculture Research and Technology Building at the Washington State University Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center is on schedule for an August completion, according to WSU’s project manager Virgil Hanson. 

Hanson recently lead a tour through the construction site for local growers, business and political leaders, many of whom have contributed financial support to the project.

The new building, the centerpiece of an $8 million renovation and modernization of the NWREC, will include research laboratories for entomology, fruit horticulture, vegetable horticulture, vegetable pathology, seed pathology, water quality/hydrology, and weed science. It will also provide a public auditorium, conference and reception space, and a demonstration kitchen.

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