Once the Pritchard Farm northwest of Ames was acquired, plans began in earnest for the new station. In January 1966, a building committee of horticulture faculty submitted a plan for the facilities. It included a residence, headquarters building, field laboratory (turf shed), pesticide shed, greenhouse plus interior roads, site grading, utilities, and an irrigation system. The total budget was $211,400.
"Establishing the ISU Horticulture Research Station,"
Farm Progress Reports: Vol. 2017
, Article 40.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmprogressreports/vol2017/iss1/40