What are agriculture students at OSU learning?

OSU College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Bobby Moser, the Dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences states that students at Ohio State University, "can learn a lot by taking courses in agriculture. They can also make contacts with people here at the university and within industry. What we are trying to do with our curricullum is bring the latest research information into the classroom."

The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) is the agricultural research division of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. The OARDC does research in agriculture, food processing, economics, nutrition and environmantal quality to name a few.

Click on the OSU, OARDC icon to see what students are researching. Scroll down the OARDC homepage and find Resent News and Research. Under this heading, click on the OARDC ANNUAL REPORT.
1. Once you have found the annual report, scroll down and list two areas of research which might benefit farmers in Knox County.
a) How would this new research benefit a Knox County farmer?
b) Are there areas of research which might benefit farmers in other counties? If so, how?

2. Below on the left is a list of possible agriculture related programs offered to students at OSU. Listed on the right is a list of department descriptions. Match the number of the department on the left with the letter of the department description on the right. Click on the departments to hotlink to the OSU website. This will help you in determining what each department teaches.
  1. Agricultural Economics
  2. Agricultural Education
  3. Agricultural Engineering
  4. Animal Sciences
  5. Horticulture and Crop Science
a) This department studies animals and the way they are used for food products.
b) This department studies the economic aspects of food, agriculture, the environment, natural resources and rural communities.
c) This department studies plants, landscape and agricultural crops.
d) This department trains students to become vocational agriculture teachers and agricultural extension agents.
e) This department teaches the application of engineering food, agricultural and environmental systems.
Open this book to find Education and Agriculture. Book

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