The mission of the Government Affairs office of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (FAES) is to position The Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) as valued investments that are worthy of continued support from elected officials.  To fulfill this mission, the office advocates for funding and other legislation that positively impacts the organizations, develops and involves volunteer leaders who have the skills and are positioned to help in advocacy efforts, conducts events that provide volunteer advocates the opportunity to support, and raises funds to pay for advocacy and lobbying efforts.  The unit also serves as a resource for FAES faculty, staff, and administration by providing information and assistance on government-related issues that impact the College.


Adam Ward
Director of Government Affairs
The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
(614) 247-2077


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614-247-8468 |



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