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Near Wooster in Wayne County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station

 
 
Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station Marker, side one image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 4, 2019
1. Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station Marker, side one
Inscription.  The Ohio General Assembly established the Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station in 1882. From its inception until 1892, the Station occupied 17 acres on the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University before relocating to 470 acres in Wayne County. In 1965 the Station changed its name to the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) to more accurately reflect its mission and programs. In 1982, the Center formally merged with The Ohio State University. Today, the Center encompasses nearly 2,100 acres in Wayne County with 10 branches located across the state for a total of approximately 7,100 acres dedicated to agricultural research.

The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center is the research arm of The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. The Center’s scientists are dedicated to enhancing the well being of people throughout Ohio, the nation, and the world through research on food, agriculture, family, and the environment. Its goals are to produce safe, healthy, and affordable food and agricultural products, promote stewardship of natural resources and the environment,
Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station Marker, side two image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 4, 2019
2. Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station Marker, side two
keep Ohio positioned favorably in a global economy. Throughout its history, OARDC scientists have restored fertility to Ohio’s soils, added beneficual supplements to livestock feed and bred high-yielding corn, wheat, oats, soybeans, and tomatoes that are resistant to pathogens and insects.
 
Erected 2003 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the Longaberger Company, OARDC, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 3-85.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 46.959′ N, 81° 55.713′ W. Marker is near Wooster, Ohio, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Williams Road and Gerlaugh Drive, on the left when traveling east on Williams Road. Touch for map. It is on campus. If you use the Madison Avenue (Ohio Route 302) entrance, turn left on Campus drive, which will become Williams Road when it turns right and the marker will be right there on the left. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1680 Madison Ave, Wooster OH 44691, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Barnhart Rice Homestead / Frederick Rice (approx. 0.4 miles away); To the Heroes (approx. half a mile away); Twenty Pounder Parrott Guns
Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 4, 2019
3. Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station Marker
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Wayne County Soldier’s Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away); Harvey Howard House / Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (approx. 1˝ miles away); General Reasin Beall Homestead / Wayne County Historical Society (approx. 1.6 miles away); Historic John Mishler Weaving Mill (approx. 6.9 miles away); Sonnenberg Settlement 1819 (approx. 10.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wooster.
 
Also see . . .  A Brief History of OARDC. By R. E. Whitmoyer, Historical Records Officer. “In 1892, the Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station moved from the university at Columbus, to Wooster, Ohio, in Wayne County. The move was done in the past by wagon train and followed the present Route 3 from Columbus to Wooster.” (Submitted on April 9, 2019.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureEducation
 
OSU OARDC Administration Building image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 4, 2019
4. OSU OARDC Administration Building
 
More. Search the internet for Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 9, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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