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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Federal Government Relations

Federal Government Relations

The Government Relations office works with members of Ohio's Congressional Delegation and their staff to obtain support for the entire Land Grant university system's priorities for research and extension. The office also serves as a resource, connecting elected officials/staff with appropriate university personnel.

A key partner in this work for the college is CARET, the Council for Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching. CARET is a national group that has volunteer advocates from each state as members. This group is our voice of advocacy in Washington, D.C. These advocates are stakeholders in research and extension programs who use their valuable time to support us. 

Links of interest related to federal government relations include:

Thomas Legislative Information on the Internet

This site is a service of the Library of Congress, which allows you to search for any legislation in the current session of Congress, along with some information on legislation enacted up to 15 years ago. Also includes information such as Congressional Calendars.

The U.S. House and Senate web sites allow you to search for information and identify your Members of Congress:

The Federal Elections Commission

This includes federal campaign finance information such as contribution amounts reported by candidates and lists of contributors.

The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities is a voluntary, non-profit association of public research universities, land-grant institutions, and many state university systems and has member campuses in all 50 states and the U.S. territories.  A portion of their web site is dedicated to the federal budget for land grant agriculture programs including ours here at Ohio State.