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OHIO AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTER Contact Information - 1680 Madison Ave., (330) 263-3700, oardc@osu.edu, www.oardc.osu.edu From the development of tomatoes that help prevent cancer to the discovery of domestic rubber sources, researchers at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) are solving real-world problems. Research that makes a difference. Fulfilling the research mission for the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University, OARDC scientists have more than 400 research projects underway at anytime. Their work helps protect water quality, control insect pests, turn waste into fuel, improve crop yields, lower costs of production for livestock farmers, and more. The focus is agriculture, natural resources, food science, and related fields. Long-time neighbors. OARDC was established by the Ohio General Assembly in 1882 and located on Ohio State’s Columbus campus. Ten years later, OARDC moved to its current location in Wooster. In 1982 the center formally merged with the university.

OARDC research plays heavily into Ohio State focus areas, called Discovery Themes, which include Energy and the Environment, Food Production and Security, and Health and Wellness. More than 650 research faculty and staff work for OARDC across the state, with 300 employees located in Wooster. The rest are in Columbus or at nine outlying agricultural research stations. Visit us! Visitors are welcome on the OARDC Wooster campus, which is co-located with Ohio State’s Agricultural Technical Institute. It is also home to the beautiful Secrest Arboretum, which is free and open to the public seven days a week, dawn to dusk. The arboretum has paved walkways, a pavilion, and features dozens of themed gardens, roses, boxwoods, deciduous and conifer tree collections, crabapple trees, and an arborvitae maze. Free brochures are available for self-guided tours. Photos by Ken Chamberlain Submitted by Suzanne Steel, Marketing and Communications

THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON WAYNE COLLEGE Contact Information - 1901 Smucker Rd., Orrville, (330) 683-2010, wayne.uakron.edu. Interim Dean - Neil Sapienza 2015-16 enrollment - 2,600 More information - The University of Akron Wayne College, founded in 1972, is a regional campus of The University of Akron and offers the first two years of general bachelor’s degree courses for students who intend to complete their studies at the Akron campus. The College also offers associate degrees and certificate programs. Wayne offers a smaller classroom setting, at a lower cost than many larger colleges and universities. UA bachelor’s degrees offered in their entirety on the Orrville campus include social work and organizational supervision. Community events – Wayne College’s Community Connections series offers many annual events that are open to the public, including performances by The American Shakespeare Center on Tour, The Writing Awards and Workshops, the Orrville International Festival

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Wooster Today: The 2016 Community Guide  

A guide to services and life in Wooster, Ohio, published by Spectrum Publications, a division of The Daily Record.

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