University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignCollege of ACES
Pilot Plant
Office of Advancement
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Imagine a pilot processing facility where new food processing technologies are developed, food and nutrition breakthroughs are discovered, and food and agriculture industry leaders of tomorrow are prepared.

To prepare tomorrow’s industry leaders, the University of Illinois must have a modern multi-purpose pilot processing plant for teaching, research training and outreach activities.

Make a gift

to support the pilot plant renovation

$3 Million

The Pilot Processing Plant is for experiential learning by students in the food and nutritional sciences.

Join us as we modernize the FSHN Pilot Processing Plant, a 10,000 square foot facility that will prepare graduates for their futures and foster the advancement of local, national and global food and agriculture production and processing.

The current facility has remained essentially unchanged for over 25 years, despite rapid changes in technology, equipment, and safety standards. Renovations are essential to meeting student learning and training needs and to facilitate student recruitment and job placement.