Impact of Giving

Time and Change: The Ohio State Campaign
CFAES Campaign Themes

Waterman VisionStudent lecturing

Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory is a core for teaching, research, and community engagement on 261 acres on the Columbus Campus. Capital investments at Waterman will include a modernized dairy farm, and three new cutting-edge facilities, one of which, the Kunz-Brundige Franklin County Extension Building, has opened. That will be followed by the Controlled Environment Food Production Research Complex and a multispecies animal learning center.  Waterman Facilities Fund (#316494) supports capital investment in Waterman, including but not limited to design, construction, maintenance, and/or renovations.

Workforce DevelopmentStudent Success

Through innovative educational opportunities and a complete portfolio of programs, CFAES will focus on students of all ages and across all areas of food, agricultural, and environmental systems. The CFAES Student Success Fund (#316752) supports initiatives and staffing needs in areas centered around K-12 education through Ohio 4-H, preparing our enrolled students to grow into future leaders, updating current industry personnel with recertification and advisory programs, and offering outreach services to the public through Ohio State Extension.


Woman lecturingDiscovery & Translating Research

CFAES will be bridging research to advance scientific discovery, understanding, and practical application to engage our many stakeholders.  CFAES Translating Research (#316753) helps provide staff and resources for undertaking research projects in agriculture, food production and environmental sustainability, and sharing relevant findings relatable to the industry and general public. We will engage with these partners to accomplish the following:

  • Facilitate translating research, technology transfer, and partnerships related to challenges and issues impacting partners;
  • Foster opportunities for growing applied research I partnership with communities, industry, and non-profits;
  • Focus on industry productivity improvement and value-added propositions to enhance rural-urban engagement; and
  • Serve as the foundational research component for key industries to allow their focus on proprietary research efforts.


Join us in our historic endeavor. To learn how to donate or get involved, contact Emily Winnenberg Kruse at 614-247-7606 or