1. Masterminds

    Three AEDE Professors and Endowed Chairs Honored as OSU Masterminds

    Oct 13, 2017

    Masterminds, held on October 5th, is a new event that features The Ohio State University's strongest colleges and most brillant faculty who hold endowed positions.  The first endowed chair was established at The Ohio State University in 1963. Since then, more than 170 endowed chair positions have been created to benefit The Ohio State University for generations to come.  Three AEDE Professors who hold Endowed Chairs were honored.

  2. New Podcasts: Ian Sheldon, Brian Roe, and Ben Brown

    Oct 12, 2017

    Hear from AEDE Professor Ian Sheldon on current trade policy and issues; Professor Brian Roe on reducing food waste; and Ben Brown, our new Program Manager for Ohio State's Farm Management Program on farm policies and issues affecting the state of Ohio.

  3. Coal

    Trump’s policies will harm coal-dependent communities instead of helping them

    Oct 12, 2017

    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is moving to repeal the Clean Power Plan as part of the Trump administration’s efforts to bring jobs and prosperity to communities that rely on the coal industry.

  4. David Kraybill

    AEDE Professor David Kraybill Retiring After 25 Years

    Oct 10, 2017

    Professor Dave Kraybill may be retiring from AEDE after 25 years of service but his work in economic development will not come to an end.  Kraybill has spent much of his recent time in Africa studying household poverty, government decentralization and adaption to climate change.  He recently shared that he is excited for the next chapter in his career with a project that he hopes will help usher in a green revolution in Africa.  Kraybill is to serve as Editor-in-Chief of a book on transforming African agricultural universities.

    “This book will serve as a road map to help universities to produce students with the technical skills to transform lives and the labor force the market needs to thrive,” shared Kraybill. 

    The work, supported by The World Bank, will include written work from writers from 66 agricultural universities across Africa.

    At a recent reception to celebrate Kraybill’s career, he shared that he credits the intellectually energetic environment of AEDE as a supportive backdrop for his career and an integral part of the success of his work. 

    “AEDE has been a fantastic place to work,” shared Kraybill.  “I was so very fortunate to land in AEDE.”

    We wish David all the best as he retires and continues his integral work in Africa.


  5. New AEDE Staff Members

    Oct 3, 2017

    With the start of the 2017-2018 academic year and some restructuring of administrative roles for servicing the needs of the faculty and students, AEDE welcomes several new staff.  Our department staff are the engine that keeps AEDE running. As any of our faculty will attest, without our outstanding staff, the faculty would not be able to do what they do so effectively, nor would we have gained such an outstanding reputation for service to students.  Below, see a Q & A with each of the recent additions to our team. We look forward to a wonderful academic year with our full administrative and academic staff teams in place.

  6. Ohio State researchers Brent Sohngen, Douglas Southgate and Lea Fortmann, in the field in Guatemala

    When Residents Take Charge of their Rainforests, Fewer Trees Die

    Sep 27, 2017

    Community management slows deforestation, study finds

  7. Farm Income

    Bumper Profits Aren't Predicted for Ohio Farmers but the Ag Economy is Not Repeating the 1980s

    Sep 27, 2017

    The agricultural economy is currently experiencing a downturn, with lower farm incomes, flattening land values and cash rents, and increased levels of financial stress, according to Ohio State University agricultural economists speaking at the Farm Science Review Ask the Expert sessions.  The outlook for the agricultural economy though is not as negative as we are not experiencing the conditions in the 80s when grain prices dropped, debt soared, and numerous farms went bankrupt. 

  8. Effects on energy and water demands

    Ohio State Researchers Will Study How Food, Energy and Water Systems in the Great Lakes Region Could Be Impacted by Deglobalization

    Sep 20, 2017

    AEDE Professor Elena Irwin and Ohio State researchers to examine the possible effects of deglobalization and model the scenarios that might play out in the midwest through a grant from the National Science Foundation.

  9. Professor Brian Roe Talking Food Waste Strategies Live at the The Food Think Tank

    Sep 13, 2017

  10. Dr. Sathya Gopalakrishnan

    Dr. Sathya Gopalakrishnan Receives National Science Foundation Grant to Analyze East Coast Coastal Adaption

    Sep 13, 2017

    Dr. Sathya Gopalakrishnan, Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics (AEDE) at The Ohio State University, and faculty from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, the University of Georgia and Duke University have secured significant funding from the National Science Foundation.  Their work will...