Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural will host a May 2 field tour and dedication ceremony at the Tipton Valley Research Center.

Disaster struck the old center, which was established in 1938 when a multiple-vortex EF-4 tornado destroyed all standing structures at the site, Nov. 7, 2011.

“A new facility with integrated office, laboratory and shop space has been constructed and will provide considerable enhancements well into the future,” said Randy Boman, research director and OSU Cooperative Extension cotton program leader of DASNR’s Southwest Research and Extension Center in Altus.

Participants will get a firsthand look at the new facilities and learn about the latest science-proven insights relative to wheat, grain sorghum and cotton practices, concerns and issues. The event will kick off at 8:30 a.m. and finish early in the afternoon. There is no cost to attend and a steak lunch is being provided free of charge. Key research topics.