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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


30-Year Celebration

Sep 29, 2021, 9:30am - 3:00pm
OSU South Centers, 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon, OH 45661
Bradford Sherman
740-289-2071 x 115

The Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of its opening on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 beginning at 9:30 a.m. South Centers will use this occasion to market its four main program areas (aquaculture; business development; soil, water, and bioenergy resources; specialty crops) to community stakeholders, other educational institutions, legislative officials, and internally within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) and to OSU administration.

Among the honored guests scheduled to be in attendance is Dr. Kristina Johnson, President of The Ohio State University, CFAES Dean Dr. Cathann Kress, as we celebrate three decades of enhancing southern Ohio by assisting people with informed decision-making through responsive research, education, entrepreneurial application and collaborative partnerships.

Registration to join us for the event is now open at

Schedule of Events
9:30 a.m. - Reception
10 a.m. - Welcome and Introduction
10:10 a.m. - Presentation by Senator Bob Peterson
10:15 a.m. - Remarks by Dr. Tom Worley, South Centers Director
10:30 a.m. - Program Highlights
Specialty Crops
Soil, Water, and Bioenergy Resources
Business Development
11:15 a.m. - Remarks by Dr. Jacqueline Wilkins, OSU Extension Director
11:30 a.m. - Break
11:45 a.m. - Catered Lunch Buffet
12:20 p.m. - Special Presentation by Tom Worley
12:30 p.m. - Remarks by Dr. Cathann Kress, CFAES Dean
12:45 p.m. - Remarks by President Kristina Johnson, The Ohio State University
1:00 p.m. - Tours of South Centers aquaculture and soil Labs, aquaponics/hydroponics, field research
3:00 p.m. - Conclude