Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center
in Wooster, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center
(OARDC) is 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. The center never falters from its primary mission of enhancing
the well-being of the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world
through research on food, agriculture, family, and the environment.
By providing unbiased research, the OARDC has become a national and
international leader in the discovery of new knowledge and problem
If you have questions: Please contact a staff member.
The Center for Education and Economic Development Support Fund
Fund Number: 601493
Established March 6, 1998, by individuals, companies and organizations who value the role of education in economic development. Income and principal funds the planning and construction of the Center for Education and Economic Development on the Wooster C ampus. Unused income during this period is reinvested to principal. Upon completion of construction, income assists with the Center's operating expenses.
The Ohio State Fund for OARDC
Fund Number: 307593
Discretionary fund used by the Director of OARDC for special projects and programs
The Ben Stinner Endowment Fund for Healthy Agroecosystems and Sustainable Communities
Fund Number: 626980
Established April 1, 2005, by friends and colleagues. Distribution ensures work promoting healthy and sustainable relationships between communities and the land, and nurtures and promotes leadership in those involved.
Thorne House Renovation
Fund Number: 312334
Used for Renovation and Care of the Thorne House on the Campus of Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC)
Secrest Arboretum 'Growing for You' Fund
Fund Number: 311674
Plant fund and capital construction for Secrest Arboretum "Growing for You" campaign Plant Fund 810048
OARDC Organic Food and Farming Education and Research (OFFER) Program Fund
Fund Number: 625330
Established July 13, 2007 with funds from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center; used to support the certified organic research and education activities of the interdisciplinary Organic Food and Farming Education and Research (OFFER) Program at various locations in Ohio, including OARDC Wooster and the John Hirzel Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Site in Bowling Green as approved by the administrative coordinator of the OFFER program.
OARDC Staff Career Development Fund
Fund Number: 308138
To Support Career Development Activities for the Staff of OARDC
OARDC Family Scholarship
Fund Number: 308139
Scholarships for Family Members of OARDC Employees
OARDC Wooster Campus Beautification Fund
Fund Number: 605280
Established February 5, 1999, through existing OARDC funds. Income is used to beautify the grounds of the OARDC Wooster Campus.
Mildred Stratton Krauss Library Memorial
Fund Number: 307474
For the Purchase of Books at Wooster
Barnhardt Rice Stone House Restoration Fund
Fund Number: 305119
Restoration and Care of Barnhardt Rice Stone House
DiagnosticSpeak Forum Fund
Fund Number: 314169
To support the activities of the DiagnosticSpeak.com forum including web site hosting, forum site updates, outreach and engagement.
FABE Bioproducts & Bioenergy Research Fund
Fund Number: 314433
To support bioproducts and bioenergy research at OARDC/FABE for the development of technologies beneficial to Ohioans. Distribution of funds will be under the direction of Associate Chair.
Food Animal Health Research Program
Fund Number: 308144
To Support Research in Food Animal Health Research Program
Forbes Estate Endowment for the Secrest Arboretum with Special Consideration for the Garden of Roses of Legend and Romance
Fund Number: 602258
Established March 7, 1986, from the estate of Elizabeth H. Forbes. Fifty percent of income supports the Secrest Arboretum and Rose Garden improvements, fifteen percent for rose budding and replacement, fifteen percent for rose educational programs and it s promotion, and twenty percent for rose research, development and study.
Gene Transfer Laboratory Support Fund
Fund Number: 307374
To Support Research by the Laboratory
Nielsen Discovery Plaza Fund
Fund Number: 481949
Used for but not limited to repairs, improvements, and the purchase & upkeep of educational materials to maintain the Nielsen Discovery Plaza building on the Ohio Agricultural Researc and Dev Ctr. This fund is currently a pending endowment, the purpose of which is subject to change until the fund is formally approved as an endowment. Prior to such approval, the pending endowment also may be converted to a current use fund.
OARDC Campus Tornado Relief Fund
Fund Number: 313533
Help the OARDC Wooster campus recover from the September 16, 2010 tornado including the beautification/restoration of the core campus and to help graduate students who suffered loss
OARDC Communications & Technology Fund
Fund Number: 312689
Discretionary for use by OARDC Communications and Technology
OARDC Food Animal Health Research Program Diversity Fund
Fund Number: 312125
To Support Activities Related to Inclusion, Diversity Awareness, and to Support the FAHRP Minority Summer Research Fellowship