Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio will have a Breakfast Briefing on the “economic impact” of its recent land-grant status at the Dayton Arena Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 14. Guest speakers at the event include CSU President Cynthia Jackson-Hammond and Professor in the Biology department Dr. Cadance Lowell.

Now only the second land-grant university in the state of Ohio, Central State can get funded for agriculture research and construction work by the federal government. The historically black college or university (HBCU) also can team up with Ohio’s other land grant university, The Ohio State University and partner with the Ohio agriculture industry.

“Central State University designation as an 1890 land-grant university means increased opportunities for partnerships with Ohio’s agriculture industry,” said Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, “and increased potential for its graduates to obtain jobs in Ohio’s leading industry.”