Ground work is underway for the new $46.1 million South Dakota State University Raven Precision Agriculture Center. SDSU President Barry Dunn says precision agriculture is the future. “It’s an enormous step forward. It’s like putting a bow around an emerging field that’s captured the imagination of agriculture.” Funding for the Precision Agriculture Center was approved during the last legislative session. Dunn says the new building is a tremendous investment by South Dakota agriculture. Construction on the building will start in the spring. The building will be completed by 2020 – 2021. SDSU is the first land-grant university to officer a bachelor’s degree and minor in precision agriculture.