Roads Scholars visit Western Research Station

Photo of Scott Shearer

The Western Agricultural Research Station in South Charleston was the last stop on the 2017 Roads Scholars Tour in July for about 50 faculty members, administrators and community leaders. Among the presenters were David Benfield, Scott Shearer, photo, Mark Loux, Eric England, Mack Riedel, and Laura Lindsey.

Other stops this year included the university's airport, the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, Emory Oleochemicals, the Plum Street Temple, the University of Cincinnati Community Design Center, and the National Weather Service. The tour is an annual, two-day, traveling seminar that visits a region of Ohio – this year the southwest – to meet faculty and community partners, talk with current and future Ohio State students, learn from business and community leaders, and get acquainted with others who may be partners for future projects.