Facilities

Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering

Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering Building
Contact:
Dr. Kathryn Farrell-Poe
Department Head
kittfp@email.arizona.edu
520-621-7221


The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) serves Arizona, the nation and the planet through education, research and extension that focus on applying engineering design and management to biological systems to achieve enhanced productivity and sustainability pertaining to Water Resources, Food Production, Bioenergy and Bioproducts. ABE offers residents of Arizona an opportunity to obtain an accredited engineering degree in Biosystems Engineering.


Agriculture Technology Education Center

Agriculture Technology Education Center
Contact:
Dr. Edward Franklin
Professor
eafrank@ag.arizona.edu
520-621-1523


The Agriculture Technology Education Center (ATEC) is a classroom and hands-on laboratory providing training for agricultural education and agriculture technology management students, and professional development for secondary instructors in agriculture science and career and technical education. Instructional areas include woodworking, concrete, welding, plumbing, turf irrigation, residential electrical wiring, water harvesting, surveying, small gas engine maintenance, agriculture power and machinery management.


Classroom 2006

Classroom 2006
Contact:
Kristen Vann
Business Manager, Senior
akvann@email.arizona.edu
(520) 621-3246


Reserve Classroom (CALS Only)

Controlled Environment Agriculture Center

Controlled Environment Agriculture Facility Image
Contact:
Dr. Murat Kacira
Director, Controlled Environment Agriculture Center
mkacira@cals.arizona.edu
(520) 626-9566
CEAC Website

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The Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC) is a science- and engineering-based interdisciplinary program for education, research, outreach and project/business development with focus on controlled environment systems for food production.  Improved resource utilization (water/nutrients, energy, labor and information) is achieved through studies in plant physiology and production, as well as, computer monitoring and control systems.  Facilities include laboratories and greenhouses for research, teaching and demonstration/production, as well as, growth chambers and closed environment systems.


Covered Arena

Covered Arena
Contact:
Kristen Vann
Business Manager, Senior
akvann@email.arizona.edu
(520) 621-3246


Reserve Now (CALS Only)

The covered arena is used for teaching, livestock judging and 4-H events and has grandstand seating for up to 450.


Equine Center

Student and Horses
Contact:
Kacee Richardson
Manager, Equine Center
kacee@email.arizona.edu
520-318-7023
Equine Center Website


Food Product and Safety Laboratory

Food Product and Safety Laboratory
Contact:
Dr. Samuel Garcia
Manager, Food Product and Safety Laboratory
srgarcia@email.arizona.edu
520-318-7021
FPSL Website

Reserve Auditorium (CALS Only)

The Food Product and Safety Laboratory is a state of the art, USDA inspected processing facility with full harvesting facilities, processing and fabrication rooms, and an interactive auditorium classroom connected to the fabrication room that allows instructors to use actual carcasses and demonstrate processing techniques in the classroom for instruction in meat animal composition and food safety.
 
In addition, the Food Product and Safety Laboratory provides food product safety and testing services for the food industry and consumers. A full range of testing and services are available including microbial evaluation, nutritional label analyses and chemical composition and microbial analyses of food items.  The UA Food Product and Safety facility is the only one of its kind at a University in the Southwest.


Garage

Campus Agricultural Center Garage
Contact:
Marcos Valdez
Farm Mechanic
mmvaldez@email.arizona.edu
520-626-7467


The CAC garage has 2 full time mechanics that repair and service over 300 fleet vehicles  assigned to both the Campus Agricultural Center (CAC)and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). In addition, the facility is a certified State of Arizona emissions test center. Annual emission and vehicle safety inspections are also performed on all the eligible fleet vehicles.


Greenhouses

CAC Roger Road Greenhouses
Contact:
Arturo Baez
Farm Supervisor, Senior
abaez@ag.arizona.edu
520-621-8489


Our campus-based greenhouse facilities are also maintained for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) by the Tucson Area Agricultural Centers organization. The CALS Campus Greenhouse Facility provides controlled environmental growth rooms and greenhouse space for studies in plant-related sciences. The facility currently offers 14,752 square feet of greenhouse space. Support space totals 6,100 square feet, and includes four "head houses," several utility rooms, a central office, and two large walk-in growth rooms. For industry (non-University of Arizona research), the rental rate is $1.25 per square foot per month.
For more information on rates, please contact (520) 621-3246. 


Karsten Turfgrass Reseach Facility

Karsten Turfgrass Reseach Facility
Contact:
Kristen Vann
Business Manager, Senior
akvann@email.arizona.edu
(520) 621-3246
Karsten Research Facility Website

Reserve Now (CALS Only)

The Karsten Turfgrass Research Facility conducts relevant research and teaching in support of the turgrass industry. Research areas include turfgrass management, water use, nutrition, pathology and pest management. The turfgrass program also has significant extension and teaching components. Two faculty members of SPLS are associated with Turfgrass Research, Education, and Extension: David Kopec, Mohammad Pessarakli.There is also a reservable conference room.


Modular Classroom

Modular Classroom
Contact:
Kristen Vann
Business Manager, Senior
akvann@email.arizona.edu
(520) 621-3246


Reserve Now

The modular classroom is located at the Campus Agricultural Center and is used both for university classroom needs and public organization meetings. It seats 36.


The Pavilion

The Pavillion
Contact:
Kristen Vann
Business Manager, Senior
akvann@email.arizona.edu
(520) 621-3246


Reserve Now

The pavilion is an outdoor covered grandstand area with a large lawn that can accommodate seating for 150 people.


William J. Parker Agricultural Research Center

William J. Parker Agricultural Research Center
Contact:
Dr. Sean Limesand
Professor
limesand@ag.arizona.edu
520-621-1470
Agriculture Research Center Website

The William J. Parker Agricultural Research Center is a one-of-a-kind environmental control facility that is unique in that it combines state-of-the-art environmental control capabilities, including solar radiation, for heat stress with the ability to simultaneously study expression of over 20,000 individual genes in cattle and sheep.  The building includes environmental rooms that can mimic any climate or heat cycle, surgery suites and laboratory facilities. Phase II of the facility was complete in September, 2006 and a third phase is slated for construction in the future.