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U.S. Sen. Luther Strange tours poultry center in Auburn

Updated: Jul. 14, 2017 at 6:30 PM CDT
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AUBURN, AL (WSFA)

U.S. Sen. Luther Strange received a special tour of Auburn University's campus Friday.

As a member of the Senate Agricultural Committee, the senator got the opportunity to take a look at the university's agricultural facilities.

Strange was escorted around the building as he received updates on the new technological advances being made in poultry production.

"Our Poultry Technology Center, and our poultry farm, and our Poultry Science Department here is on the cutting edge of the world," said Jim Donald, director of the National Poultry Technology Center at Auburn University.

The facility serves three main purposes - demonstration, research and instruction. University officials gave the senator a glimpse of all three. The tour’s main focus was centered around finding the most efficient way to feed the most people.

"Auburn University is a jewel in the agriculture world. The research that goes on at Auburn is critical in the development of new techniques and products that allow us to grow better, healthier livestock whether it's poultry or whatever, making it more economically efficient so farmers can make more money and be more successful," Strange said.

University officials said they are pleased with Strange's reaction to the facility.

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