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Last updated on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 11:22 am

John Tyson, chairman of the board at Tyson Foods Inc., spoke during a news conference announcing a $5 million gift from the company and the Tyson family to the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

$5 million Tyson Gift Lifts New Agriculture Research Center

The Tyson family and Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale have made a substantial gift toward creating a first-of-its-kind agricultural research center in Arkansas — one of the most consequential gifts to advance water quality and sustainability research in the state’s history.   A $5 million gift from Tyson to the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture was announced at a news conference Monday morning. The donation, according to a news release, will significantly finance the new $16.3 million Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences, with construction scheduled to begin later this year on the Division’s property in northern Fayetteville off of Highway 112 South (Garland Avenue). It is the largest individual gift Tyson Foods has ever given to a University of... [ MORE ]

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