CSU Equine Reproduction Lab Receives $3 million Gift

An Arizona couple has donated $3 million to the Colorado State University (CSU) Equine Reproduction Laboratory (ERL), according to release on Today @ Colorado State.

Arabian horse breeders Bud and Jo Adams donated the funds to support teaching, research, and clinical services at the laboratory.

This is the second such gift from Bud Adams, the release reported: He, along with his late first wife Louise, donated a barn and arena complex worth more than $1 million, now known as the Adams-Atkinson Arena.

“Through the years, I’ve had a good relationship with the people at Colorado State University,” Bud Adams said in the release. “Jim Voss (DVM) and Bill Pickett (PhD) were very helpful in my horse business. Now I’m retired, and I want to make up for some of the things that CSU did for me—to do them and other people a lot of good.”

CSU will celebrate these contributions in October by offically naming the new facility the Bud and Jo Adams Equine Reproduction Laboratory.

Also in the release CSU President Tony Frank, DVM, PhD, said, “The discoveries that will flourish thanks to the generous gift from Bud and Jo Adams will continue to advance our understanding of equine breeding and genetics. The Adamses have been incredible supporters of Colorado State for many years, and we are honored to have their support of the ERL as an extension of their lifelong love for horses.”

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