Headhouse Complex with Work and Storage Areas at Kimberly Research and Extension Center
When the office and laboratory facility that houses faculty and staff at TFREC was built in 1992, laboratory space accommodated the sugar beet pathology, entomology, soil science, and weed science programs. Since then, a dairy specialist, forage specialist, irrigation engineer, waste management engineer and minor use crop specialist have or will join the faculty at TFREC. All but the minor crops specialist use laboratory space and the minor crops specialist uses space in the large equipment room for two large upright freezers to store residue samples from GLP field studies. Consequently, laboratory space is a premium to meet the space needs for all faculty at TFREC. With the addition of a waste management engineer, space needs will become even greater. As new faculty have replaced retired faculty, the expectations of graduate student training
has changed. All new faculty are expected to hire and train graduate students in each of these disciplines, thus creating a need for more office and laboratory space. In addition to office and laboratory space shortages at TFREC, there are no greenhouse facilities either. A small 30 by 40 foot greenhouse at KREC has been recently dedicated to the faculty needs beyond the dry bean breeding program that had been using all available space. Since no room is available on the College of Southern Idaho for increased office, greenhouse and laboratory space, a need exists to build a complex at KREC to provide this space to meet the increased space needs of faculty.