What are the key international issues with grain marketing in 2024? Do renewable energy needs ask too much of rural Americans? Uncertainty and rising prices have become fixtures in our financial and economic decision-making of late. This uncertainty and unrest have far-reaching impacts on not just our wallets but also on the very environment we live in. Join our expert economists for a new webinar series as we explore what's going on in key commodity and labor markets. This series features a different AEDE economist breaking down an interesting topic every month throughout spring.
The Spring 2024 series schedule is below. Please register for each event you would like to attend separately by clicking the appropriate link. Once registered, participants will receive a confirmation email with a link to view the selected webinar(s) live at the scheduled time(s). Participants will receive an automated reminder email for all upcoming sessions they registered to attend. Those unable to join live should still register to receive a recording of the webinar. All webinars will also be posted on the AEDE YouTube channel's playlist for the series shortly after they are given live.
All webinars are from 12:00pm - 1:00pm on the scheduled date.
Spring 2024 Series Schedule
"An Influencer’s Impact: How Trust May Shape Food Demand"
Presented by, Dr. Jared Grant
Abstract: Consumers can be very particular about their grocery shopping habits, instinctively driven by their trust in certain retailers, food brands, or the store’s location. For stakeholders and policymakers, this talk will highlight examples of how trust can factor into food demand, such as the impact an influencer or celebrity endorsement can have on a food product or food initiative.
"Grain Marketing in 2024: What are the Key International Issues?"
Presented by, Dr. Seungki Lee
Abstract: As we enter the second half of the market year, international issues are poised to become primary drivers of market shifts. In this webinar, we will explore several noteworthy global issues that may be particularly relevant to Ohio growers.
"Grain Marketing in 2024: What are the Key International Issues?">>>
"Place-Based Economic Development: The Case of Intel"
Presented by, Dr. Yao Wang
Register here: https://go.osu.edu/march_webinar
Abstract: Intel is set to invest over $20 billion in the construction of two cutting-edge chip factories in Ohio. This seminar discusses the potential effects of this substantial investment on the regional labor force, land utilization, and housing market, offering insights into the potential transformation of Ohio's economic landscape.
"Excess Emissions: Environmental Impacts, Health Effects, and Policy Debate"
Presented by, Dr. Alex Hollingsworth
Register here: https://go.osu.edu/may_webinar
Abstract: Air pollution releases due to accidents, malfunctions or unanticipated facility start-ups and shutdowns are classified as excess emissions and since 2015 there has been a considerable policy debate regarding these emissions both in Ohio and across the nation. This talk will outline recent research that documents the incidence, magnitude, environmental impacts, and health effects of excess emissions.
"Agricultural Labor Supply and Citizenship Status"
Presented by, Dr. Margaret Jodlowski
Register here: https://go.osu.edu/june_webinar
Abstract: During policy debates about the legal status of farmworkers, a common question is how a change in legal status would change or not change workers' participation in the agricultural labor market. In this talk, Dr. Jodlowski will discuss the labor supply behavior of agricultural workers with different citizenship statuses in the US in order to provide some insight into this important question.