As the research arm of Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) is dedicated to enhancing the well-being of people throughout the world through research on food, agriculture, family, and the environment. Our goals are to produce safe, healthy, and affordable food and agricultural products that help build strong communities, promote stewardship of natural resources and the environment, keep Ohio positioned favorably in a global economy, and most importantly benefit you and your family.
To learn more about how OARDC and how the research we do impacts you, we invite you to visit our Wooster campus. Our campus is open to the public 7 days a week during daylight hours. You can download a printable version of our campus map. Group tours are available to groups of 10 or more on weekdays with a minimum two-week advance notice.
Our Visitor Center is located in the Research Services Building and is open weekdays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.