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  1. Researchers model spatial and temporal consequences of increased woody biomass use on the global forest ecosystem

    Mar 31, 2020

    Source: University of Maine Press Release

    Incentivizing both sequestration and avoidance of emissions— using a carbon rental or carbon tax and subsidy approach — versus only a carbon tax encourages protection of natural forests by valuing the standing stock, according to a new study led by Georgia Institute of Technology.

  2. Senior Shares Story of Seamless Transition to Digital Learning

    Mar 27, 2020

    Digital learning is not new to Agribusiness and Applied Economics Senior Tory Jenkins. She attended an on-line high school. She says having had experience staying organized and engaged in the digital space helped prepare her for the recent transition to the college's on-line learning environment.  Another thing that helped: CFAES professors doing an exceptional job normalizing the digital classroom space and providing the necessary resources for students to be successful.

  3. Rural America’s Economic Stagnation

    Mar 9, 2020

    According to recent data from The Census Bureau, around 50 million Americans live in rural areas which are plagued by dwindling economic opportunities, high poverty rates and persistent population decline. The fact that fewer rural residents are moving to urban areas for work, which has been a traditional route to prosperity for generations of rural residents, leaves many stuck in stagnating communities.

  4. EEDS Major Sees Sustainability Mission Up Close Through Internship at Scott Miracle-Gro

    Feb 10, 2020

    Sarah Light, Economy, Environment, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) major, is completing her final semester of coursework in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). Lights credits the diversity of her classes with teaching her the skillset to be able to look at sustainability issues through the lens of different people and stakeholder perspectives. She has put this skillset to good use during three unique internships.  

  5. Research Shows Economic Incentives Crowd Out Start-up Businesses

    Feb 4, 2020

    According to Good Jobs First, a nonprofit that tracks corporate subsidies, companies in Ohio have received $4.4 billion in local and state tax incentives since 1983. More than 10,000 awards have been made with a third of the sum going to 10 large corporations, including Amazon for local fulfillment and distribution centers built around the state.

  6. Livestock Judging Team Prepares Student for Purina Internship

    Jan 30, 2020

    Andrew Davis is an Agribusiness and Applied Economics major and a past member of the college’s Livestock Judging Team.  He says a few classes and experiences helped prepare him for his internship with Purina. A personal selling course provided insight into interpersonal communication and taught him to think on his feet. Traveling to some of the biggest and best livestock operations in the country with his judging team provided insight into animal nutrition, herd management and how to talk shop with producers.

  7. AEDE Grad Answers the Call to Adventure

    Dec 9, 2019

    Josh Davis recently graduated with a degree in Agribusiness and Applied Economics. Throughout his school career, he could have played it safe and remained in his internship with Nationwide until a full time position arose after graduation.  The previous summer and part-time throughout the school year, he had interned at the insurance giant as a Risk Management and Loss Control Specialist.  

  8. Elena Irwin Receives Award as One of Four Inaugural Distinguished Professors in CFAES

    Dec 9, 2019

    Dr. Elena Irwin, Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE) and the Faculty Director of the Sustainability Institute at Ohio State, was selected as one of four Distinguised Professors of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. She received her Award Medallian January 10, 2020 at the College Staff Award Ceremony.

  9. Paying Countries for Carbon Protects Forests, but Only if Payments Continue

    Nov 20, 2019

    Fires ravaging the Amazon rainforests and global climate strikes have highlighted the need for global action to mitigate climate change and conserve forests. Though the situation can seem dire at times, there is good news from a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Carbon payments do protect forests and represent one solution to reversing the trend of global deforestation.

  10. AEDE Shines at North American Regional Science Conference

    Nov 20, 2019

    Ohio State University and particularly AEDE had a very large turnout of faculty, students, and past graduates at the North American Regional Science Conference (NARSC). Here is a summary of notable achievements:

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