OSU ready to build $35M ‘high-tech greenhouse’


Ohio State University is finally moving forward on the construction of a $35 million “high-tech greenhouse” that has been delayed multiple times since being announced more than two years ago.

Ohio State’s trustees are scheduled to vote Thursday afternoon to approve construction of the facility, dubbed the Controlled Environment Food Production Research Complex. The project was tentatively approved by the board’s Master Planning and Facilities Committee Thursday morning.

The project is “part of the vision for the future of Waterman [Farm],” according to Graham Cochran, of the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. It also fits into the university’s Innovation District plans.

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Story excerpt provided by Columbus Business First.

Written by Hayleigh Colombo.

Originally published November 21, 2019.

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