The Washington State University Regents approved nearly $5 million in construction projects for the Prosser research station during a meeting this week.
The projects will build additions to the Agricultural Technology and Viticulture buildings.
Programs focused on automated agriculture, viticulture and crop protection will use the space.
They will also help better accommodate the growing number of graduate students and researchers at the station.
Construction is expected to start in the spring and be finished by the fall.