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Wooster Digital History Project

OARDC: Traveling Back to the Past and Looking to the Future


 By Laura Merrell

Since 1892, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, or OARDC, has had a campus in Wooster. The actual building of the campus came later, as a debate ensued over who should pay for the facilities. OARDC has always focused on innovative solutions to agricultural problems specific to Ohio, but shifted to also include a global perspective without losing touch with local issues.