CADILLAC — Baker College will look at the possible development of a research center for agriculture and alternative energy.
A feasibility study will be funded by a $5,000 grant from the Cadillac Area Community Foundation's Helen and Harvey Pell Fund for Education.
The study will be conducted this year to determine the viability of establishing the Agriculture and Alternative Energy Technology Center of Michigan on 71 acres recently purchased by the college. The property is a former golf course adjacent to Baker's Center for Transportation and Technology.
The grant matches $5,000 already spent by the college in solar and wind measuring equipment at its campuses to determine the potential for alternative energy installations.