Jul 1, 2020
Though the COVID-19 pandemic has cut demand for many U.S. products, agricultural exports are holding up well, according to a new analysis by an agricultural economist with The Ohio State University.
Jun 23, 2020
Drs. Zoë Plakias and Brent Sohngen discuss the myriad distruptions and adaptations to state and national food systems due to COVID-19.
Jun 19, 2020
There’s a bit of good news for Ohio farmers to counter the bad news caused by COVID-19, as well as by last year’s historic rain. In counties scheduled for property value updates in 2020—about half of Ohio’s 88 counties—the average value of farmland enrolled in the Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) program should be about 40% lower than 2017–2019, or about $665 per acre.
Jun 9, 2020
Dr. Allen Klaiber and the Graduate Studies Committee have awarded the 2019-2020 Bernie Erven Teaching Award to Katerine Ramirez Nieto. This award is presented annually to the graduate student who best exemplifies the tradition of teaching excellence that Bernie Erven achieved throughout his distinguished career as a professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics.
Jun 4, 2020
Sarah Grossman had just finished up her honor's thesis on community concessions in Guatamala's Island of Flores/la Isla de Flores and Tikal National Park regions. Dr. Brent Sohngen shares that "her work represented an amazing effort by an incredibly gifted student to provide information that could make a difference in real people's lives."
Jun 2, 2020
Drs. Mark Partridge and Ian Sheldon discuss the recent rise in unemployment rates due to the global pandemic.
May 4, 2020
2019 was a challenging year for farmers and producers befallen by increased rainfall, unsteady markets and tough decisions presented by the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. Educators and Program Managers from The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences stepped in at critical junctures to offer education and develop decision tools to help the agricultural industry make sound decisions in the face of uncertainty and risk.
Apr 22, 2020
PhD student Sydney Schreiner was a finalist in the North American Regional Science Council's (NARSC) twentieth-annual Benjamin H. Stevens Graduate Fellowship in Regional Science. Her paper, (top "Gentrification and Schools” came in at number three out of twenty-four papers). Schreiner will receive special recognition at the NARSC's 20th Annual Fall Conference.
Apr 17, 2020
As President of the National FFA Organization (Future Farmers of America), Kolesen McCoy has been traveling the country and the globe meeting with business and industry leaders and thousands of FFA members and teachers.
Apr 10, 2020
I’m only shopping once or twice a month now, as I abide by the Ohio Stay at Home Order during the COVID-19 pandemic. How can I make sure my food lasts as long as possible so that I don’t have to keep going back to the store?
Your question is on the minds of many people nationwide, as the majority of the country continues efforts to flatten the curve and lessen the spread of COVID-19. In Ohio, for example, on April 2, the Stay at Home Order was extended to May 1.