University of Idaho - I Banner
students walk on University of Idaho campus

Visit U of I

Learn about the many reasons the University of Idaho could be a perfect fit for you. Schedule Your Visit

campus full of students

U of I Retirees Association

UIRA has a membership of nearly 500 from every part of the University. Learn about UIRA

Contact Us

Senior Director of Development

Mailing Address:
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2331
Moscow, ID 83844-2331

Phone: 208-885-4087

Email: jroot@uidaho.edu

Associate Director of Development

Mailing Address:
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2331
Moscow, ID 83844-2331

Director of Development

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho Boise
322 E Front Street, Suite 240
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4617

Email: samanthap@uidaho.edu

Support Vandal Brand Meats

Support the Agri Beef Meat Science and Innovation Center Honoring Ron Richard

The University of Idaho’s current meat science laboratory serves as home to Vandal Brand Meats and the center of the meat science program. This facility — a USDA inspected plant used for teaching, research and outreach activities — is vital to the program. Despite its critical role, the laboratory has not been updated in decades, creating a tremendous need for modernization.

The University of Idaho now seeks support to build a modern laboratory. Agri Beef Co. and other donors already stepped forward to help fund the Agri Beef Meat Science and Innovation Center Honoring Ron Richard. A new, contemporary laboratory will allow the University of Idaho to serve more students and meet the needs of our stakeholders for years to come.

The Agri Beef Meat Science and Innovation Center Honoring Ron Richard will create:

  • Larger classrooms to accommodate growing student numbers and modern processing technology for teaching purposes.
  • Hands on, experiential learning related to all aspects of harvesting, processing, packaging, storage and consumption of meat products.
  • An environment conducive to cutting-edge research.
  • Separate space for processing fresh and packaged foods in compliance with USDA regulations.
  • Modern infrastructure that keeps workers safe and ensures humane treatment of animals.
  • Easy accessibility with a prominent location on campus.
  • Greater exposure for Vandal Brand Meats retail sales and community education opportunities.
  • A broadly recognized reputation as the leading meat science program in the region.
New facility floor plan rendering for Vandal Brand Meats
New facility aerial locator rendering for Vandal Brand Meats

For more information, please contact:

Jen Root

Senior Director of Development

Ag Science, Room 58

208-885-4087

jroot@uidaho.edu

Contact Us

Senior Director of Development

Mailing Address:
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2331
Moscow, ID 83844-2331

Phone: 208-885-4087

Email: jroot@uidaho.edu

Associate Director of Development

Mailing Address:
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2331
Moscow, ID 83844-2331

Director of Development

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho Boise
322 E Front Street, Suite 240
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4617

Email: samanthap@uidaho.edu