WILBERFORCE, Ohio — Planting of corn, soybean and even sweet potatoes is underway at the Central State University (CSU) Agriculture Research and Demonstration Farm. CSU students Titus Lockhart, majoring in sustainable agriculture, and Ishmael Ewing, currently majoring in ag education, assisted CSU Research Assistant Professor Marcus Nagle this week in planting sweet potatoes slips for research projects.
The farm, located across from the University on U.S. 42 E, Wilberforce, has an aquaponics demonstration greenhouse currently growing 450 tilapia fingerlings and assorted greens. The farm also includes corn, hemp, soybeans, perennials and herbs grown for research. An expanding bee yard with lab and flight cage is also located at the farm.
For more information about any of the CSU agriculture programs, contact CSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Leader Dr. Cindy Folck at afolck@CentralState.edu.
— Central State University
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