As a cornerstone in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ efforts to train students for a diverse set of opportunities in animal science, agriculture and related fields, the center provides an inviting environment for recruiting young people interested in learning more about the vast career opportunities within the agriculture industry. The arena is 33,759 square feet and hosts many livestock shows. The atrium is a very large space that houses art depicting the life cycle of the pork industry and the history of animal science. The mosaics were designed by Iowa artist Clint Hansen.
Education continues when the students leave the classroom. A variety of student organizations use the facility to conduct meetings, host events, and network. The Hansen Center employs several Iowa State University students from a multitude of majors and backgrounds.
In addition, the facility holds a wide range of events outside Iowa State University, such as business meetings, formal dinners, and private celebrations. The center is truly versatile in its capabilities and an outstanding venue to have an event.
To visit the Hansen Center website: https://www.haslc.ag.iastate.edu/