CFAES Homecoming 2023

CFAES Homecoming 2023
A weekend of reunions, innovations, and cherished memories

As the autumn breeze swept through the Ohio State Columbus campus, CFAES Homecoming weekend came to life. Students, alumni, and friends gathered, eager to embrace cherished traditions and create new memories. The CFAES Alumni Awards dinner, academic unit open houses, and the game-day alumni tailgate welcomed alumni with open arms, filling the atmosphere with anecdotes, laughter, and shared nostalgia. This weekend held added significance as we at CFAES unveiled our new Trimble Technology Labs, marking a fresh chapter of innovation and learning. Join us on a visual journey as we revisit the heartwarming moments and lively gatherings that left an indelible mark on this year’s Homecoming.


2023 CFAES Homecoming Recap



CFAES Alumni Awards Dinner

CFAES Alumni Awards 2023

Step into the heartwarming moments of the CFAES Alumni Awards ceremony held on Friday, Oct. 6. This gallery encapsulates the spirit of the yearly event, where we pay tribute to remarkable individuals who have made an enduring impact on the agricultural industry through their career contributions. Join us in reliving the highlights of the evening.

2023 Honorees

Meritorious Service Award
Keith Smith

Distinguished Alumni
Jim Chambers (Agribusiness and Applied Economics)
Brad Moffitt (Agricultural Education, Animal Sciences)

International Alumni Award
Chris Burke (Animal Dairy, and Poultry Science)

Young Professional Achievement Award
Bailey Harsh (Animal Sciences)

CFAES Academic Unit Open Houses

2023_Homecoming Departments

Each of our academic units opened its doors to alumni and friends for an afternoon of camaraderie on Friday. This gallery offers a snapshot of those gatherings.


Trimble Technology Lab Ribbon-Cutting

2023 Trimble Ribbon Cutting Columbus

Scissors in hand, we celebrated the grand opening of two Trimble Technology Labs, one in Columbus and the other in Wooster. These state-of-the-art labs offer students access to cutting-edge agricultural and construction technologies, mirroring the tools employed by industry experts. With the inclusion of more hands-on learning experiences, these labs are poised to better equip an even larger number of students for their future careers.

2023_Trimble Lab Wooster Opening

Trimble Technology Lab opening on the CFAES Wooster campus.


Alumni Tailgate

CFAES Homecoming Tailgate 2023

The last event was an alumni tailgate preceding the Saturday game. This gallery captures the spirit of that event.

As Homecoming 2023 comes to a close, were left with heartwarming memories, laughter, and a deep sense of pride in the CFAES community. From the Alumni Awards ceremony to the Trimble Technology Lab openings and the lively alumni tailgate, it was a weekend of cherished traditions, innovation, and camaraderie. Thanks to everyone who joined us. Until we meet again, lets keep the spirit of CFAES alive, creating our own stories of excellence and togetherness. Thank you for making Homecoming 2023 a success!