The CFAES Brand

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Originally the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College, The Ohio State University’s agricultural roots run deep. Today, the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) continues to play an integral role in the university’s mission, goals, and discovery themes.

As one college in one university, CFAES embraces the university brand. The following CFAES brand guidelines serve as an addendum to the university’s guidelines (found at and are designed to help communicators apply the university’s brand to the college’s unique situations. If you have any questions or need any guidance when it comes to college branding, please contact the brand team at

Who We Are

The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences encompasses three important mission areas. These three mission areas work hand-in-hand, discovering new knowledge and offering science-based solutions in both the classroom and the community. To build on the strength of the brand, the three mission areas are always identified with the college.

Academic Programs serves our 3,700-plus student body, prospective students, and alumni with information, opportunities, and connections to employers. It encompasses students at the Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster, students on the Columbus campus, graduate students and students who participate virtually.

The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) facilitates our research mission. OARDC has more than 400 research projects underway at any time and is focused on critical state, national, and global issues. OARDC has 12 locations across the state, including a campus in Wooster and a strong presence on Ohio State's Columbus campus.

Ohio State University Extension, with a presence in every county, helps improve lives, businesses, and communities through its program areas of 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community Development, and Family and Consumer Sciences.