The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) and Ohio State
University Extension are dedicated to enhancing the well-being of
the people of Ohio, the nation and the world through research on food, agriculture, family and the
environment. Our goals are to produce safe, healthy and affordable food and agricultural products
that help build strong rural and urban communities, promote stewardship of natural resources and
the environment, keep Ohio positioned favorably in a global economy, and most importantly, benefit
you and your family.