Starfield Centre Magrath requires all the regular infrastructure associated with agriculture and food processing but because it doubles as an agriculture education and research centre it contains several types of specialty buildings and amenities as well. These building are ergonomically designed to create a healthy and productive environment for the employees and students.
The Starfield Centre research laboratory facilitates new innovations and applications for wider benefit adding to global knowledge and will strive to be a leading source for new ideas, methods, techniques and innovations across a wide range of horticulture disciplines and related industries.
The educational component provides an ideal environment for students to experience applied science and try out new and innovative practices. Areas of study could include economics (discovering new technologies and processes), social impact (better understanding of food consumer trends), environmental (improved sustainable growing practices) and health related (better understanding of plant nutrients and the body).
Part of Starfield Centre's commitment to sustainable communities and agriculture includes a strong emphasis on incorporating renewable energy sources wherever possible. To this end we have dedicated the outside of the north berm to a solar panel array which will run the entire east west length of the property. Part of the mandate of the Innovation Centre will be to find new methods of harnessing wind, solar and other energy sources to reduce the environmental footprint of the facility.