News

  1. Unemployment Rates Rise Due to Coronavirus Economy

    Jun 2, 2020

    Drs. Mark Partridge and Ian Sheldon discuss the recent rise in unemployment rates due to the global pandemic.

  2. 2019: The Year of Helping Farmers Weather Markets, Policy, Rain, and Increased Risk

    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.

  3. AEDE Graduates Students Win Graduate Paper Competitions

    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.

  4. Colesen McCoy

    Undergraduate Student Colsen McCoy Travels the Globe with FFA

    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.

  5. Keeping Food Fresh Longer Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.  

  10. 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.

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