CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS, U.S. — The University of Illinois said it is continuing to raise funds for a new campus feed mill but no date for breaking ground has been set.
Earlier this year, developer Peter Fox informed the UI Research Park Board that the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) was planning to begin construction of the facility on Sept. 8, the Champaign News-Gazette reported.
But a week after Fox’s announcement, Kim Kidwell, dean of the College of ACES, told the newspaper that no timeline for groundbreaking had been set.
Melinda DelRossi, assistant to the dean in the College of ACES, told the News-Gazette last week that funds were still being raised for the project.
The existing feed mill — located just south of State Farm Center on the University of Illinois campus — was built in 1927 and manufactures some 6,000 tons of feed a year for livestock and research.