New partnership planned with Beck's Hybrids: Goal is to 'put students first'

Representatives from Beck's Hybrids, Atlanta, Ind., a regional leader in the hybrid seed industry, recently met with CFAES faculty and staff to discuss collaborative educational and research opportunities for students in our college. Ohio State and Beck's work diligently to develop, evaluate, and market recent genetic traits for Ohio corn and soybean producers. The company's recent acquisition of property near the Molly Caren Agricultural Center, home of Farm Science Review, will provide an opportunity for CFAES students to work closely with Beck's staff and Ohio State faculty on internships and applied research projects.

This partnership will be a tremendous occasion for Ohio State and Beck's Hybrids to create learning and leadership programs for students whose success is key to the mission and success of both organizations.

During the coming months, Ohio State and Beck's will be developing a detailed plan for moving this public-private partnership forward to "put students first."

-- Jeff Hattey, Assistant Dean, CFAES