Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station
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 Services. 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, keep Ohio positioned favorably in a global economy. Throughout its history, OARDC scientists have restored fertility to Ohio's soils, added beneficial
Erected 2003 by OARDC and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 71-25.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 0.633′ N, 83° 2.425′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on Carmack Road ¼ mile north of West Lane Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The sign is located in front of Ohio State's Waterman Laboratory Headquarters, which sits amid the university's agricultural facilities on its West Campus. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2490 Carmack Rd,, Columbus OH 43221, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Jesse Owens Track (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jesse Owens (approx. 0.6 miles away); A. B. Graham and the 4-H Movement / Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center (approx. 0.7 miles away); Coach Woody Hayes (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Coach Woody Hayes The Lane Avenue Bridges (approx. one mile away); Freedom Brutus (approx. 1.3 miles away); General Curtis E. LeMay (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Also see . . .
1. A Brief History of OARDC. The OARDC web site includes a short history of the organization. (Submitted on August 15, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.)
2. OARDC's Channel. The organization maintains several informative videos on YouTube. (Submitted on August 15, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.)
3. Tornado damage assessed, OARDC research set back. A tornado made a direct hit on OARDC in the fall of 2010. A local newspaper published an article and video describing the damage. (Submitted on August 15, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Animals • Education • Environment •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 466 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.