Caviness Beef Packers gives $2 million for WT meat lab

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Caviness Beef Packers has announced a $2 million gift to West Texas A&M University, bringing the school closer to its $10 million fundraising goal for the new Agricultural Science Complex.

Along with the gift, the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents has approved naming the agricultural center’s new meat lab the Caviness Meat Science and Innovation Center.

“The Texas Panhandle is our home, and we are thrilled to collaborate with WTAMU, our regional university, with creating the most modern meat science center in the country,” company president Trevor Caviness said in a statement.

“This fantastic facility and the meat science programs will only stabilized and enhance this region as the epicenter of beef animal production in the United States. We are proud to be a part of such a great educational initiative,” Caviness continued.

Caviness Beef Packers is one of several donors that has contributed to WT’s new $48 million, 150,000-square-foot agricultural science facility, which is scheduled to open this year.

The facility includes the three-story Happy State Bank Academic and Research Building and the Piehl-Schaeffer Pavilion. With Caviness’ gift, the school has raised $8.5 million in corporate sponsorships for the agricultural center.



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