Iowa State University held a grand opening on Sept. 8 for the Kent Feed Mill and Grain Science Complex, located on 10 acres of university farmland. The grain storage and feed milling complex can produce up to 30,000 tonnes of feed and store more than 200,000 bushels of grain, according to a news release. The 47,000-square-foot complex includes a warehouse and an educational building with an analytical laboratory, pilot plant, a 100-foot-tall concrete milling tower, a 40-foot-tall pelleting plant and 220,000 bushels of steel grain storage with handling and drying systems. The university, equipment manufacturers and stakeholders in the feed and grain industries financed the development and construction of the project, including an $8 million lead gift from Kent Corp. “Kent is proud to partner with those working to advance new technologies in the feed and grain markets. This complex is a hands-on platform to further advance innovation and sustainability for future leaders in feed and grain processing,” Gage Kent, chairman and chief executive officer of Kent Corp., said in a prepared statement. Along with hands-on training and developing new workers for the feed and grain industry, the complex will offer training and research opportunities.