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Iowa State leaders ask governor, legislators for state support for ABE Complex

On February 18, 2011, Gov. Terry Branstad and Rep. Dave Deyoe of Nevada and Rep. Annette Sweeney of Alden visited campus to tour of Davidson Hall, current home of the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE). President Gregory Geoffroy – along with deans Wendy Wintersteen of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Jonathan Wickert of the College of Engineering – asked the governor and legislators to consider an appropriation of $19.4 million next fiscal year and $41 million the following year to complete the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) Complex on the west side of campus by adding two wings for classrooms, laboratories and offices.

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