In an announcement made yesterday, March 20, the Columbus-based Nationwide Foundation is contributing $7 million to support CFAES’ “vision of a modern land-grant institution with a mission to sustain life.”
Waterman farm a focus
“The Nationwide Foundation is proud to make this contribution to Ohio State and see our collaborative efforts around food production, security, and sustainability take a giant leap forward,” said Nationwide Foundation President Chad Jester.
“Together, we share a long-term vision with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences that assures the land-grant mission of sustaining life remains strong for generations to come,” Jester said.
The gift supports initiatives in translating research and making it accessible, strategic collaboration, workforce development, and new facilities.
The largest part of the gift, $5 million, supports the construction of new facilities and infrastructure at the Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory in Columbus.