Homecoming Programming Day Tours

Alumni caught a first-hand glimpse of what's new at the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences in walking tours on Programming Day Oct. 9. They also interacted with fellow alums and friends of the college.

After receiving continental breakfast and attending the annual State of the College Address at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, alumni walked through the enCore House. The enCORE house is an 800+ square foot home designed to house a three-person family. To further minimize the home’s environmental impact, the design combines passive and active solar strategies, as well as rainwater collection and greywater reuse systems.

The group then traveled to the new CFAES Library and Student Success Center at the Agricultural Administration Building. The library has 108 seats, five group study rooms – two with videoconferencing – as well as wireless computing.  The tour then led upstairs to the Dean’s Suite and Geraldine and Arthur Winfough Jr. Executive Board Room. The Administrative Suite, adjacent to the Student Success Center, has allowed college leadership a central office from which to collaborate.

After, the tour crossed Woody Hayes to Howlett Hall and toured the Chadwick Gardens, Trial Gardens, and Green Roof led by Mary Maloney, Director of the Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens.

Then the tour stopped at Parker Food Science & Technology led by Kelly Elisar, Department of Food Science & Technology Program Manager. After touring Parker Food Science & Technology, thre group returned to the 4-H Center and ate a buffet lunch served by Metro Cuisine Catering.

Once lunch was complete, the tour continued to the Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory led by CFAES Department Farms Manager Glenn Mills and John Lemmermen, CFAES Dairy Teaching and Research Facility Manager. Chair Henry Zerby discussed Animal Sciences updates, research, dairy production and facilities.

Last stop was at the scenic Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Park. Brent Macolley, Facilities Service Manager, shared updates to the park, student involvement, water research and current activities around the state.

For more information about any of the stops of the tour, please select these following links:

enCore House

CFAES Library & Student Success Center

Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens

Parker Food Science & Technology

Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory

Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Park