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Mission of The Ohio Agricultural Research And Development Center

The mission of The Ohio Agricultural Research And Development Center is to enhance the well-being of the people of Ohio, the nation and world through research on foods, agriculture, family and the environment.

 

Vision of The Ohio Agricultural Research And Development Center

The OARDC shall be a premier institution sought by:

  • Ohioans as the primary source of unbiased research on food, agriculture, family and the environment.
  • Domestic and international students and scholars for advanced education in food, agricultural, family and environmental research.

The OARDC shall be a premier institution committed to:

  • Safe, healthy and affordable food and agricultural products
  • Sustainable food and agricultural systems
  • Strong rural and urban communities
  • Stewardship of natural resources and the environment
  • Keeping Ohio positioned favorably in a global economy


The OARDC shall be a premier institution recognized for:

  • National and international leadership in discovering new knowledge solving problems, and in partnership with OSU Extension, developing and transferring technology.
  • Interdisciplinary research and outreach teams that, with OSU Extension, form partnerships with stakeholders throughout Ohio, the nation and the world.
  • Focused research programs in selected areas of excellence on the Wooster and Columbus campuses, branches and other sites throughout Ohio.