CFAES broke ground on May 3—figuratively, at least—on its new Science Building at the Wooster campus. The ceremony, held inside Fisher Auditorium because of threatening weather, featured a reception and comments by CFAES and local leaders. The $33.5 million, 60,000-square-foot building will house the Department of Entomology; will have laboratory, classroom, lecture, and office space; and will also have a cafe and patio. Its aim is to foster a “one campus” feeling, helping unify Ohio State ATI and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.
Pictured at the ceremony, left to right, are Graham Cochran, CFAES associate dean for operations; CFAES Wooster Campus Director Dave Benfield; Wayne County Commissioners Sue Smail and Becky Foster; CFAES Dean Cathann A. Kress; Wooster Mayor Bob Brenneman; State Rep. Scott Wiggam; Ohio State ATI Director Kris Boone; and Andy Michel, associate professor and interim associate chair, Entomology.