Nationwide to provide $2 million in funding to new collaboration designed to tackle climate change challenges
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The 60th annual Farm Science Review opened with an announcement highlighting a new multimillion-dollar research collaboration between The Ohio State University and Nationwide.
The AgTech Innovation Hub will be facilitated by the offices of innovation for both organizations as well as the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). Nationwide and Ohio State will work together to encourage the development of new solutions that will help the agricultural ecosystem while better understanding, managing and mitigating climate risk.
“Ohio farmers need new science, new strategies, new skills, new tools, new funding and new collaborations. I’m so happy today to have the honor to announce a new partnership between [CFAES] and Nationwide,” said Ohio State President Kristina M. Johnson. “[The Innovation Hub] will offer fertile ground for programs and ideas that contribute to agricultural resiliency, food security and the economic security of farmers and food producers.”
Nationwide is pledging up to $2 million in initial funding to identify and execute initiatives for the Innovation Hub and plans to provide additional funding and resources in the future.