The Woodward Industrial Foundation hosted a reception and dinner in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Southern Plains Range Research Station on September 3, 2014. Working closely with the Oklahoma Congressional delegation, the Foundation has been instrumental in securing additional funding for the new Research Laboratory, new administration offices, and recurring financial resources in support of the research effort of the facility.
Congressman Frank Lucas was the keynote speaker and a response was given by the Acting Area Director, Dr. Larry Chandler, USDA, ARS, NPA, Ft. Collins, Colorado. Everyone at the event was excited about the growth potential and continued development of this world class research facility.
Via Woodward News:
Wind whipped tall grass and made it clap its hands as interested landowners, Woodward residents and those who simply want to know more about what is going on with all those grass plots followed tour guides at the USDA Southern Plains Range Research Station Thursday.
Crowds gathered for a late summer hay ride/tour of the research plots and heard talks on emerging forage science. The field day was part of the 100th years celebration of the existence of the first research station established here in late 1913.
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