CFAES has identified three Signature Areas that align Ohio’s highest needs with the college’s greatest strengths.
These Signature Areas align well with the university’s Discovery Themes, including Food Production and Security; Energy and Environment; and Health and Wellness:
- Food Security, Production, and Human Health. Focused on improving agricultural production; enhancing the quality of food and feed; ensuring an adequate, affordable, and safe food supply; and maintaining agrosecurity to ensure food security and the basics of nutritional health for a growing global population.
- Environmental Quality and Sustainability. Working to understand, protect, and remediate the environment and ecosystems to ensure long-term sustainability.
- Advanced Bioenergy and Biobased Products. Developing biomass-based advanced energy technologies and value-added biobased products such as fuels, specialty chemicals, and fiber products.
We will focus on the Signature Areas in the context of these areas of focus:
- Teaching and Learning
- Research and Innovation
- Outreach and Engagement
- Resource Stewardship