CSU Showcases its Research at Statehouse Luncheon

Central State University Showcases its Research at the 1890 Land-Grant Statehouse Luncheon

WILBERFORCE, OH. - Central State University showcased its research and extension efforts at the University’s second annual 1890 Land-Grant Statehouse Luncheon at the Ohio Statehouse on Wednesday.

 More than 120 supporters, educators, and legislators heard how the University is advancing its efforts in research and outreach to urban and rural communities through the University’s cooperative extension agents and its research faculty. Dr. Clarence Bunch, Associate Director, Cooperative Extension Service, said CSU’s Extension Service had helped 14,000 people in Ohio. Extension agents currently work in seven Ohio counties, including Greene County,

 Dr. Alton B. Johnson, Dean of the CSU College of Science and Engineering and Director of Land-Grant programs, said, CSU’s Land-Grant Program focuses on three core areas: water resources management, nutrition and health and advanced agricultural technology. At the event, extension agents and CSU’s research faculty displayed research boards and talked with attendees about their innovative work.

 Dr. Pedro Martinez, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost, told that crowd that research faculty continue to make presentations at international conferences including those in Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Africa. Ohio Senator Bob Peterson said, “I’ve been to Central State. I know the facility and I know the dreams that you have.”

“You impact everyone’s lives that you touch. Thank you for what you do.”

 Several speakers mentioned the importance of teaching communities about farm to table production because with every generation, people in the United States get farther removed from the soil. “Food is the one thing that connects every single individual in this world,” said Jon Henry, Director of CSU’s School of Agricultural Education and Food Science.


About Central State University:
Central State University, located in Wilberforce, Ohio, is a regionally accredited 1890 Land-Grant University with a 130-year tradition of preparing students from diverse backgrounds and experiences for leadership, research and service. The University, which has been named 2017 HBCU of the Year by HBCU Digest, fosters academic excellence within a nurturing environment and provides a strong liberal arts foundation and STEM-Ag curriculum leading to professional careers and advanced studies globally.

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