Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center

Your gift supports the research arm of The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Throughout its 121-year history, OARDC has continuously adjusted its areas of programming and research to match current and emerging needs and opportunities facing agricultural bioscience and agribusiness in Ohio. Your gifts ensure the center never falters from its primary mission of enhancing the wellbeing of the people of Ohio, the nation and the world through research in food, agriculture, family and the environment. 

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The Ohio State Fund for OARDC

Provides discretionary funds used by the Director of OARDC for special projects and programs

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The Center for Education and Economic Development Support Fund

Supports the planning and construction of the Center for Education and Economic Development on the Wooster Campus

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The Ben Stinner Endowment Fund for Healthy Agroecosystems and Sustainable Communities

Supports promotion of sustainable agriculture and sustainable communities

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Thorne House Renovation

Provides support for renovation and care of the Thorne House on the campus of Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC)

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Secrest Arboretum 'Growing for You' Fund

Provides supports for plant fund and capital construction for Secrest Arboretum 'Growing for You' campaign

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OARDC Organic Food and Farming Education and Research (OFFER) Program Fund

Supports the OFFER program at various locations in Ohio, including OARDC and John Hirzel Sustainable Agricultural Research and Education…

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OARDC Staff Career Development Fund

Supports career development activities for the staff of OARDC

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OARDC Family Scholarship

Supports scholarships for family members of OARDC employees

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OARDC Wooster Campus Beautification Fund

Provides supports for beautifying the grounds of the OARDC Wooster Campus

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Mildred Stratton Krauss Library Memorial

Supports the purchase of books

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Steven A. Slack Lecture on Innovative Research in AgBiosciences

Supports an annual lecture on innovative research in AgBiosciences including costs associated with presenting the lecture.

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Welcome and Education Center at the Secrest Arboretum Fund

Supports construction and development of the Secrest Center at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC)

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