Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Merger of Lincoln University and AgResearch a no-brainer

Yesterday's announcement of a proposed merger between Lincoln University and AgResearch is positive and will ultimately reap rewards for agriculture.

Having a world class scientific land based university will lure research contracts and overseas scientists and could ultimately produce some significant results.

The proposal also signals a move in the right direction with many concerned the University has been moving steadily away from its core agricultural base. This merger may alleviate that concern and put agriculture to the fore of scientific development in this country.

While the merger is expected to cost around $2.5 million to complete it will save the same amount year as well as attracting $50 million plus in additional revenue each year and it provides the University with a security it has been lacking over the past decade.

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