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Ohio State provides an excellent faculty and family benefits program. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation, and technology industries. Columbus is rated as one of the Top U.S. Cities for the quality of life.
The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences has over 300 faculty members, enrolls nearly 3,200 undergraduate students and 500 graduate students on the Columbus and Wooster campuses. These students take courses and/or conduct research in one or more of the nine academic units in the College:
•Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership
•Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
•Food Science and Technology
•Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering
•Horticulture and Crop Science
•School of Environment and Natural Resources
"What I really like here is that in one campus, we have everything. This really promotes collaboration and makes us more efficient as a team. Our instrumentation facilities are among the best in the world and we have easy access to them". Emmanuel Hatzakis, Food Science and Technology
Ohio State University Extension extends the knowledge resources of CFAES and the broader University to the people of Ohio through an educational process focused on local issues and needs. Supported by an annual budget of approximately $70 million, Ohio State University Extension helps communicate relevant research in a way that improves quality of life for Ohioans. Extension employees are located in all of Ohio’s 88 counties and on the Ohio State University in Columbus.
The Ohio State Agricultural Institute (ATI), located in Wooster, is an associate degree-granting program within the College where students participate in a curriculum that includes general and basic studies, hands-on experience, and a paid industry internship. ATI is the largest institution of its kind in the country, offering 32 programs of study.
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"CFAES has a reputation of being one of the best colleges of agriculture in terms of innovation and engagement to help tackle the challenges affecting our constituents. It is a place I can see myself growing and developing as a professional in my field through the mentorship and collaborations available around the college". Mary Rodriguez, Assistant Professor, Community Leadership