Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center
A Place to Learn
The facility is unique to Iowa State and nearly all of the Midwest, allowing animal-human interaction through teaching laboratories, outreach activities and a variety of functions for future and current students.
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.
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.
Jeff & Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Center Receives Impact Award
On Friday, October 28th, 2016, the Hansen Center received the Impact Award, one of the most prestigious awards presented by the Iowa State University Alumni Association. This award was established by the Alumni Association in 2000 to recognize individuals, businesses, organizations, or units whose programs or accomplishments bring broad recognition to the university and increased involvement of ISU constituents in the life of the university during the year prior to nomination. Our facility is the first of its kind to receive this great honor. The Hansen Center was recognized during a special awards ceremony held on the Friday of Homecoming Week, along with two additional recipients. Dr. Jeff Johnson, CEO of the Iowa State University Alumni Association spoke highly of the Hansen Center during the ceremony, stating that the facility is “a student-run educational incubator that benefits not just the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, but the larger community.” Dr. Johnson also mentioned that our student employees are learning about event planning and coordination, facilities maintenance, marketing, and more. To read all of his comments made at the ceremony, please click here.
Thank you to Marshall Ruble (Manager) and Sarah Al-Mazroa (Alumni/Previous Assistant Manager) for their hard work putting the nomination together. To read more about other awards presented by the Alumni Association, and the other recipients, click here.
Upcoming Public Events
Check our website frequently for an updated list of events! For a more detailed list of events, visit our Calendar page
April 3rd: Junior Visit Day
April 5th: Special Olypmics Polar Plunge
April 6th: Animal Learning Day
April 15th - 16th: FFA Leadership Conference
April 23rd: AGEDS Club Food For Farmers
April 28th: ISUAE Car Show
May 4th: Iowa Equine Day
May 10th: Animal Science Graudation Lunch
May 23 - 26th: Cyclone Country Kennel Club Agility Trials
May 31 - June 2nd: Iowa Simmental Junior National
Visitors are always welcome during business hours and at public events (see the calendar for upcoming events).
To schedule a tour, please email email@example.com or call 515.294.4950.
If you are looking to schedule an event, visit Book an Event.