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Waterman, an oasis in an urban landscape, is a showcase and a hub of experiential learning and innovative discovery in the areas of food, agricultural, and environmental sciences, where people build community and connect to trusted information.

Waterman’s 261 acres, on the Columbus campus, offer a wide variety of natural features and ecosystems that support research, outreach, and education (e.g., production agriculture, animal sciences, crops, entomology, and natural resources). Waterman holds a Turfgrass Foundation Research and Education Facility, a dairy, the Rothenbuhler Honey Bee Research Lab, and a headquarters building. Diverse, natural features include tillable land, pasture, a forested woodlot, and a stream. Waterman also houses a student-run farm, the Garden of Hope, and many research plots.