College and University Names

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Ashtabula Agricultural Research Station A CFAES entity. On first reference, use Ashtabula Agricultural Research Station. Thereafter, use Ashtabula Station or the station.

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Cathann A. Kress When referencing the vice president for agricultural administration and dean of CFAES, always use her full name, including her middle initial.

Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens CFAES’ arboretum at the Columbus campus. Note: The ampersand is an official part of the name; never replace it with the word and. Use Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens on first reference. Thereafter, use Chadwick Arboretum or Chadwick.

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) On first reference, use the official name of the college: College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). Thereafter, use either CFAES or the college. Never use FAES.

When referencing ownership of the college by the university, do not use an apostrophe/possessive: The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES); the Ohio State College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES); Ohio State CFAES.

When referencing ownership of a department or entity by CFAES, do not use an apostrophe/possessive: College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) Department of Animal Sciences; CFAES Department of Animal Sciences.

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Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) A CFAES department. On first reference, use Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL). Thereafter, use ACEL.

Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE) A CFAES department. On first reference, use Department of Agricultural Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE). Thereafter, use AEDE.

Department of Animal Sciences A CFAES department. On first and all subsequent references, use Department of Animal Sciences.

Department of Entomology A CFAES department. On first and all subsequent references, use Department of Entomology.

Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE) A CFAES department. On first reference, use Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE). Thereafter, use FABE. Note: FABE is the only CFAES department that does not use the serial comma in its name.

Department of Food Science and Technology (FST) A CFAES department. On first reference, use Department of Food Science and Technology (FST). Thereafter, use FST.

Department of Horticulture and Crop Science (HCS) A CFAES department. On first reference, use Department of Horticulture and Crop Science (HCS). Thereafter, use HCS.

Department of Plant Pathology A CFAES department. On first and all subsequent references, use Department of Plant Pathology.

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Eastern Agricultural Research Station A CFAES entity. On first reference, use Eastern Agricultural Research Station. Thereafter, use Eastern Station or the station.

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Farm Science Review A CFAES event. On first reference, use Farm Science Review. Thereafter, use FSR. Never use Farm Science or the Review.

Food Animal Health Research Program (FAHRP) A CFAES entity. On first reference, use Food Animal Health Research Program (FAHRP). Thereafter, use FAHRP.

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Jackson Agricultural Research Station A CFAES entity. On first reference, use Jackson Agricultural Research Station. Thereafter, use Jackson Station or the station.

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Molly Caren Agricultural Center A CFAES entity. On first reference, use Molly Caren Agricultural Center. Thereafter, use Molly Caren Ag Center.

Muck Crops Agricultural Research Station A CFAES entity. On first reference, use Muck Crops Agricultural Research Station. Thereafter, use Muck Crops Station, Muck Crops, or the station.

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North Central Agricultural Research Station A CFAES entity. On first reference, use North Central Agricultural Research Station. Thereafter, use North Central Station or the station.

Northwest Agricultural Research Station A CFAES entity. On first reference, use Northwest Agricultural Research Station. Thereafter, use Northwest Station or the station.

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Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) A CFAES entity. On first reference, use Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). Thereafter, use OARDC.

Ohio 4-H youth development A CFAES program delivered by OSU Extension. On first reference, use Ohio 4-H youth development. Thereafter, use either Ohio 4-H or 4-H. Per the numerals section of this guide, “Always spell out numbers at the start of a sentence.” Therefore, after Ohio 4-H youth development has been spelled out, use Ohio 4-H at the start of a sentence, not 4-H. Or, rewrite the sentence so that it doesn’t begin with 4-H. Note: The term 4-H is always hyphenated.

4-H programmatic references:

  • ChickQuest A 4-H program. Use as shown.
  • XXX County 4-H Use as the official name of a 4-H county club. Example: Franklin County 4-H.
  • 4-H camp Lowercase camp; also lowercase 4-H junior camp, 4-H senior camp.
  • 4-H camp counselor Lowercase camp counselor.
  • 4-H CARTEENS A 4-H program. Use as shown. On first reference, use 4-H CARTEENS. Thereafter, use CARTEENS.
  • 4-H Cloverbot Challenge A 4-H event. Use as shown.
  • 4-H Cloverbud program A 4-H program for youth age 5 and in kindergarten to age 8 and in third grade. Use as shown on first reference. Thereafter, use Cloverbuds. A single member of Cloverbuds is a Cloverbud; several members are Cloverbuds. Therefore, Cloverbuds can refer to both the program itself, as well as the members within it.
  • 4-H Cloverbud Day Camp The official name of a 4-H camp. Use as shown.
  • 4-H club Lowercase club when 4-H club is used generically: a 4-H club. Uppercase Club when used as part of an official club name: Franklin County 4-H Club.
  • 4-H member Use 4-H member to reference a member of 4-H. Never use 4-H’er.
  • 4-H STEM Robotics Club The official name of a 4-H club. Use as shown.
  • Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center The building on the Columbus campus in which the Ohio 4-H state office is housed. Note: The ampersand is an official part of the name; never replace it with the word and. Use Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on first reference. Thereafter, use 4-H Center.
  • Ohio 4-H Foundation The fundraising arm of Ohio 4-H. Use as shown.
  • Rockets Away! A 4-H program. Use as shown, with an exclamation point, even in running text: I enjoy the Rockets Away! program.
  • skillathon A 4-H event. Use as shown. Never use skill-a-thon.

Ohio State ATI A CFAES entity. On first reference, use Ohio State ATI. Thereafter, use ATI.

Ohio State University Extension A CFAES entity. On first reference, use Ohio State University Extension, even if The Ohio State University has been spelled out previously. Thereafter, use either OSU Extension or Extension. Never use The Ohio State University Extension, Ohio State Extension, OSUE, OSU-E, OSUEX, or OSU-EX.

Note: Because Extension is a national network that includes Ohio State University Extension, care should be taken to use OSU Extension, not Extension, when referencing county-level Extension offices and educator titles.

OSU Extension has an office in each of Ohio’s 88 counties. When referencing a county-level Extension office, use XXX County office of Ohio State University Extension on first reference if Ohio State University Extension has not been spelled out previously. Thereafter, or when Ohio State University Extension has been spelled out previously, use XXX County office of OSU Extension.

OSU Extension and Central State University Extension are partner entities. When a county office has program staff from both OSU Extension and Central State University Extension, use XXX County office of Ohio State University Extension and Central State University Extension on first reference. Thereafter, or when Ohio State University Extension has been spelled out previously, use XXX County office of OSU Extension and Central State University Extension.

Extension comprises four programmatic areas: agriculture and natural resources (ANR), community development (CD), family and consumer sciences (FCS), and Ohio 4-H youth development (4-H). When referencing these areas within Extension, spell them out on first reference: agriculture and natural resources (ANR), Ohio 4-H youth development (4-H), etc. Use their initialisms thereafter: ANR, 4-H, etc. When referring to these areas in a more generic sense or as fields of study, also use lowercase: I work in agriculture and natural resources; I work in Ohio 4-H youth development; etc.

Extension also comprises educators and other program staff who deliver Extension programming. When referencing an Extension educator by his or her programmatic area, use the following formula: name, the word educator, programmatic area, Ohio State University Extension (or OSU Extension if Ohio State University Extension has been spelled out previously). Some examples: Jane Doe, educator, agriculture and natural resources (ANR), Ohio State University Extension; Jane Doe, ANR, OSU Extension; Jane Doe, Ohio 4-H youth development (4-H), Ohio State University Extension; Jane Doe, 4-H, OSU Extension.

The same is true for other program staff such as program coordinators, field specialists, etc., who work in programmatic areas: Jane Doe, program coordinator, family and consumer sciences (FCS), Ohio State University Extension; Jane Doe, field specialist, FCS, OSU Extension.

The same is also true for program staff who work in nonprogrammatic areas, called focus areas: Jane Doe, field specialist, food, nutrition, and wellness, Ohio State University Extension; Jane Doe, field specialist, food, nutrition, and wellness, OSU Extension.

When including a county location reference in an educator’s title, add the county name with a hyphen after OSU Extension (or after Central State University Extension if applicable): Jane Doe, educator, agriculture and natural resources (ANR), Ohio State University Extension-Franklin County; Jane Doe, educator, ANR, OSU Extension-Franklin County.

Extension programmatic references (assuming Ohio State University Extension has been spelled out previously):

  • Dining with Diabetes An Extension program. Use as shown, with a lowercase w, when referencing the program as a whole. When referencing the county Extension office that delivers the program, use Dining with Diabetes via the XXX County office of OSU Extension; thereafter, use XXX County Dining with Diabetes.
  • Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training (FACT) An Extension program. On first reference to the program as a whole, use Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training (FACT) and FACT thereafter. On first reference to the county Extension office that delivers the program, use Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training (FACT) via the XXX County office of OSU Extension if Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training has not been spelled out previously; thereafter, use XXX County FACT.
  • Live Healthy Live Well An Extension program. On first reference to the program as a whole, use Live Healthy Live Well (without a comma). On first reference to the county Extension office that delivers the program, use Live Healthy Live Well via the XXX County office of OSU Extension; thereafter, use XXX County Live Healthy Live Well. Never use Live Healthy, Live Well (with a comma).
  • Master Gardener Volunteers An Extension program. On first reference to the program as a whole, use Master Gardener Volunteer program or Master Gardener Volunteers. On all references to the county Extension office that delivers the program, use XXX County Master Gardener Volunteers. Never use Master Gardeners, MGVs, Master Gardener, or MGV.
  • Ohio Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) A federal program delivered by Extension at the county level. When referencing the statewide program, use Ohio Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) on first reference and Ohio EFNEP thereafter. On first reference to the county Extension office that delivers the program, use Ohio Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), XXX County if Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program has not been spelled out previously. Thereafter, use EFNEP, XXX County.
  • Ohio Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) A federal program delivered by Extension at the county level. When referencing the statewide program, use Ohio Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) on first reference and Ohio SNAP-Ed thereafter. On first reference to the county Extension office that delivers the program, use Ohio Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed), XXX County if Ohio Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education has not been spelled out previously. Thereafter, use SNAP-Ed, XXX County.
  • Real Money. Real World. An Extension program. Use as shown, with a period after both phrases, when referencing the program as a whole. When referencing the county Extension office that delivers the program, use Real Money. Real World via the XXX County office of OSU Extension; thereafter, use XXX County Real Money. Real World.
  • signature program Extension has several premier programs called signature programs. The phrase signature program is always lowercase.

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Pomerene Forest Laboratory A CFAES entity. On first reference, use Pomerene Forest Laboratory. Thereafter, use Pomerene Lab or Pomerene.

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School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) A CFAES entity. On first reference, use School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR). Thereafter, use SENR.

Secrest Arboretum CFAES’ arboretum at the Wooster campus. Two words, both capitalized. Use Secrest Arboretum on first reference. Thereafter, use Secrest.

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The Ohio State University On first reference, use The Ohio State University. Thereafter, use either Ohio State or the university. Never use OSU.

When referencing ownership of a department, college, or entity by the university, do not use an apostrophe/possessive: The Ohio State University College of XXX, the Ohio State College of XXX.

For Ohio State’s regional campuses at Lima, Mansfield, Marion, and Newark, see “The Ohio State University Custom Stylebook Entries” of the online edition of the AP Stylebook.

The Ohio State University South Centers A CFAES entity. On first reference, use The Ohio State University South Centers, even if The Ohio State University has been spelled out previously. Thereafter, use South Centers.

The Ohio State University Stone Laboratory A CFAES entity. On first reference use The Ohio State University Stone Laboratory. Thereafter, use Stone Laboratory or Stone Lab.

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Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory A CFAES entity. On first reference, use Waterman Agricultural Natural Resources Laboratory. Thereafter, use Waterman Lab or Waterman. Never use WANRL, Waterman Farm, or Waterman Laboratory.

Western Agricultural Research Station A CFAES entity. On first reference, use Western Agricultural Research Station. Thereafter, use Western Station or the station.

Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park (ORWRP) A CFAES entity. On first reference, use Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park (ORWRP). Thereafter, use ORWRP.

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