A new ag business facility is coming to California State University-Bakersfield. The CSU Board of Trustees recently approved the establishment of the Grimm Family Center for Agricultural Business at the CSU-Bakersfield campus. The project is being made possible by a $5 million endowment created by Barbara Grimm-Marshall and Kari Grimm Anderson. The $5 million pledge is the single-largest gift in the university’s 50 years.
The funding support for the new Grimm Family Center for Agricultural Business coincides with the 50th anniversary of family-owned Grimmway Farms and honors the legacy of the company’s founders, Rod and Bob Grimm. According to the news release, the commitment is being made with the understanding that students preparing for agricultural careers need as much educational time in the classroom as they do in the field, as the industry continues to become more technologically sophisticated.
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