The Institute for Agricultural Biosciences Facility is part of OSU's Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (DASNR) statewide experiment station system. Researchers at the 39,000-square foot, two-story facility primarily focus on plant improvement and development to support livestock production. Additional research programs consist of biomass, bioenergy, and bioproduct production. Traditional and controlled environmental laboratories are state-of-the-art with open and flexible designs. Molecular biology laboratories support both DNA sequencing and forage analysis, and greenhouses include space for growth chamber support and plant/soil lab preparation ("dirty space") areas
The Institute was designed in harmony with the historic materials and Neo-Georgian architectural style indicative of Oklahoma State University buildings on the main Stillwater campus. Considering the Institute's emphasis on biosciences and the environment, an important aspect of the building is its energy conscious and innovative design, resulting in LEED® Certification.
The Institute is within half a mile of the Noble Research Institute Campus, allowing the University to build on its historically-close ties with Noble Researchers by conducting collaborative research and graduate education programs.