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Danforth Plant Science Center opens $45 million expansion

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The Danforth Plant Science Center opened its 80,000 square-foot $45 million expansion. This expansion adds another element to Missouri global AgTech leadership.

The new wing, located at the Creve Coeur facility, will house 30 additional staffers with room for 70 more. The center currently houses 233 employees.

The wing was named after Dr. Bill Danforth, the founder of the center, and will grow seed research at the center as scientists work to make crops more drought tolerant and resistant to attacks by insects and fungi.

The Danforth Plant Science Center is located in the heart of St. Louis’ plant science district.

Missouri is the global leader in AgTech, leading the way in cutting-edge new technology and innovative research. Big data, smart farming, input optimization, precision ag, biologicals, breeding, green chemistry, green pharmaceuticals … it’s all growing right here.

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