JBS Global Food Innovation Center open at CSU

FORT COLLINS — The JBS Global Food Innovation Center in honor of Gary & Kay Smith opened this week at Colorado State University.

The $15-million center is a partnership between the Greeley-based food processing giant and CSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences. JBS contributed $12.5 million to the project, which is intended to advance best practices in food safety, meat sciences, and animal handling and welfare.

The center is named after Kay Smith and husband Gary Smith, who held one of CSU’s oldest endowed chairs, the Monfort Chair, and spent more than 20 years as a professor in CSU’s Department of Animal Sciences.

The grand open held Tuesday featured JBS Global CEO Gilberto Tomazoni and other company leaders, according to a CSU blog post.

The center, which includes cattle and hog handling areas designed by Temple Grandin, took about two years to complete.

FORT COLLINS — The JBS Global Food Innovation Center in honor of Gary & Kay Smith opened this week at Colorado State University.

The $15-million center is a partnership between the Greeley-based food processing giant and CSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences. JBS contributed $12.5 million to the project, which is intended to advance best practices in food safety, meat sciences, and animal handling and welfare.

The center is named after Kay Smith and husband Gary Smith, who held one of CSU’s oldest endowed chairs, the Monfort Chair, and spent more than 20 years as a professor in CSU’s Department of Animal Sciences.

The grand open held Tuesday featured JBS Global CEO Gilberto Tomazoni and other company leaders, according to a CSU blog post.

The center, which includes cattle and hog handling areas designed by Temple Grandin, took about two years to complete.