1982 Launch of 21st Century Center campaign

The 21st Century Center for Agriculture and Renewable Natural Resources campaign is officially announced on Feb. 27, 1982, with less than $400,000 pledged toward the $15 million goal.

The early promotional items to attract funding for construction of the new hub for research prophesied “a breathtaking step into the next century.”

Edward L. Gaylord soon made an early $1 million commitment.