President Drake’s Ohio Tour Includes CFAES, Field to Faucet

Over the summer, President Michael V. Drake visited southern and western Ohio to learn more about the impact of The Ohio State University's programs and to meet with students, families, alumni and supporters.

The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences hosted President Drake at the OSU South Centers, Endeavor Center, a Vinton County community garden and Grand Lake St. Marys to learn more about the college’s work on water quality efforts in the Field to Faucet initiative.

The President also met with several CFAES students who are recipients of a Delma Roush Scholarship from our college, hosted affordability forums in Wilmington and Urbana, attended and participated in the signing of the Ohio State and Central State University memorandum of understanding focused on Extension work and attended the Mercer County Fair, among other stops. 

Learn more about the tours here.

During the stop at Grand Lake St. Marys, the university recognized the support of key partners in the Field to Faucet initiative. Pictured in the image from left to right are Jack Fisher, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation; Kirk Merritt, Ohio Soybean Council executive director; John Hoffman, chair, Small Grains Marketing Program board of directors; Dennis Vennekotter, member, Ohio Corn Marketing Program board of directors; President Drake; Patrick Knouff, Ohio Soybean Council chair; Scott Beck, president, Beck’s Hybrids; Tadd Nicholson, executive director, Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association; and Dean McPheron.