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A new research center at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology will focus on sustainable agriculture technologies.  The new Giant Center for Advanced Agriculture and Sustainability, sponsored by a $1 million donation from the Giant Company, will focus on new technologies emerging in the food and agriculture sector.

FOX-43 recently interviewed Ian Kanski, Director of the Giant Center for Advanced Agriculture and Sustainability at HU. Watch the segment here:

More on the Center is found at

The GIANT Center for Advanced Agriculture and Sustainability at Harrisburg University, a 23,000 square foot site in the heart of downtown Harrisburg, will make cutting edge research, education, career pathing in sustainability, controlled environment agriculture, and clean water initiatives possible. The new center is convening an international network of engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders to bring new applied research programs and agricultural technologies to the Commonwealth. A groundbreaking on the new facility is slated for later this year.

“The GIANT Company’s transformative gift will enable Harrisburg University students and faculty to become a national leader in developing advanced agriculture and sustainability solutions,” says Dr. Eric Darr, president of Harrisburg University. “We are thrilled to partner with The GIANT Company to identify challenges and implement efficient, sustainable, and action-oriented solutions for our agricultural community.”

About Harrisburg University

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Harrisburg University is a private nonprofit university offering bachelor and graduate degree programs in science, technology, and math fields. For more information on the University’s affordable demand-driven undergraduate and graduate programs, call 717-901- 5146 or email, Follow on Twitter (@HarrisburgU) and Facebook (