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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


2022 Congressional Assistants Tour

Aug 11, 2022 through Aug 12, 2022, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Beau Ingle

The Congressional Assistants Tour is an annual event, hosted by CFAES Office of Government Affairs, that informs and updates our federal legislative offices on the cutting-edge teaching, research, and outreach occurring at The Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), and the key impact this work has on the state and local economies, food security and human health, and rural livelihoods. During this day and a half-long event, legislative assistants overseeing food and agriculture issues or other staff designees, will have the opportunity to meet with college leadership, faculty, and staff; tour university research labs and field sites; and visit local county Extension offices. Participants will leave the tour with a better understanding of the land-grant university mission and how it is federally supported, how CFAES' work strengthens Ohio's agricultural workforce and economy, and with professional connections with issue-area research and extension specialists. 

2022 Congressional Assistants Tour

Tour will include:

  • Visit to Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory - the island campus on our six-acre Gibraltar Island in Put-in-Bay Harbor - is home to 25+ college-credit courses, interdisciplinary water quality research and monitoring, and aquatic and coastal outreach for business and communities along Lake Erie. 
  • Visit to the North Central Agricultural Research Station in Fremont, Ohio - since 1978, maintains an intensive research program of northern Ohio's specialty crop industry: vegetable crops (tomatoes, cabbage, cucumbers, peppers, pumpkins, and sweet corn); small fruit (strawberries); and field crops (soybeans and wheat).
  • Visit to an OSU Extension Office in a county north of Columbus or west of Cleveland (depending on individual departure) - connect with local Extension staff who work in the program areas of agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, and community development.