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The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), through its Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory and Controlled Environment Agriculture Research Complex (CEARC) is at the forefront of an agricultural revolution by introducing an innovative approach to urban agriculture, showcasing a year-round system for local food production.
Waterman Laboratory and CEARC have harnessed an industrial-scale facility to provide a unique educational opportunity. They're empowering students with a deep understanding of commercially relevant Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) technology. This hands-on teaching and research facility is shaping the next generation of industry leaders, ensuring the protection of our food supply and the monitoring of sustainability.
For students passionate about technology in agriculture, this is a chance to stay in Ohio and make a meaningful impact on the local food security and contribute to global food research. An impressive 79% of CFAES bachelor's degree graduates find employment within the state of Ohio, which reflects the excellent prospects that await those pursuing careers in this field. The diverse array of jobs available in this industry provides numerous avenues for individuals to explore and excel.
In addition, the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences awards over $3.1 million in scholarships annually, surpassing any other college within the university.