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  1. Policy Brief explains the overall success in Holmes and Mercer Counties reflected in their relative advantages from a vigorous small-business community, entrepreneurship, QoL, and social connectedness.

    Apr 10, 2024

    COLUMBUS OH, A policy brief just released by The C. William Swank Program in Rural-Urban Policy attempts to answer the question of why some rural communities thrive and others might lag behind by examining two rural-Ohio success stories: Holmes and Mercer Counties. Both Holmes and Mercer Counties have fared better than the average rural Ohio or rural U.S., even though both counties faced structural disadvantages.

  2. EPN Signature Earth Day Event - Monday, April 22, 2024: Eat This Earth Day! Ohio's Native Plants for Food

    Apr 4, 2024

    Ohio State’s Environmental Professionals Network (EPN), in collaboration with the Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens and native plant enthusiasts from across the state, proudly invites you to an EPN Signature Earth Day evening event on Monday, April 22, at The Fawcett Center at Ohio State. In recognition of National Native Plant Month, examine our place among Ohio’s native food web and explore the work of leading gardeners, educators, herbalists, foragers, amateurs, and other groups stewarding native plants for food. 

  3. PhD student Jonghoon Shin, presented at the MEA meeting regarding his research in climate change and agricultural production.

    Midwest Economics Association Meeting, March 2024

    Mar 29, 2024

    AEDE graduate students had the opportunity this past week, March 21–22, to present at the Midwest Economics Association's annual meeting in Chicago, IL. This annual meeting is an opportunity for midwest economists to expose their work and communicate with each other face-to-face.

    The Midwest Economics Association (MEA), a non-profit organization whose purpose is the advancement of economic knowledge and the economics profession, hosted the meeting.

  4. Agricultural Land Lost to Development

    Mar 18, 2024

    The new 2022 Census of Agriculture data shows the number of farms in Ohio declined by 2.3% and in land in farms declined by 6.4% between 2002 and 2022.  One number that is concerning to agricultural stakeholders in Ohio is the loss of 931,089 acres in land in farms in Ohio in the last twenty years. 

    The question is how much of the agricultural land in Ohio was lost to development?

  5. CFAES Celebration of Students 2024

    Mar 11, 2024

    We want to celebrate YOU - let's 'Come Together'!
    In CFAES, we put students first. We value you and want to welcome all of our CFAES students to join us at one or all of the following free events for fun, food, giveaways, and community. We hope to see you there!

  6. Wooster Ag Outlook and Policy Meeting, March 8, 2024

    Mar 4, 2024

    An Ag Outlook and Policy meeting is scheduled for March 8 at the Buckeye Agricultural Museum, 877 W. Old Lincoln Way, Wooster.

    Speakers and topics, in the order they will be presented at the meeting, are:

  7. CFAES Farm Bill Summit

    Mar 1, 2024

    On Friday, Feb. 23, CFAES held their first Farm Bill Summit, where seven state and national agricultural experts spoke. 

  8. What is Your Food Waste Pattern - Conscientious Conserver or Harried Profligate?

    Feb 28, 2024

    U.S. consumers waste a lot of food – about 30% of what they buy! However, not all households are alike when it comes to waste amounts and patterns, and understanding these differences can guide food waste reduction campaigns and interventions. An open-access article titled "Segmenting U.S. consumers by food waste attitudes and behaviors: Opportunities for targeting reduction interventions" by Ph.D. candidate Ran Li and Dr. Brian Roe appears in the March 2024 issue of Sustainable Production and Consumption.

  9. MAE Job Market Panel 2024

    Feb 23, 2024

    The MAE job market panel brings together current and prospective MAE students and seasoned professionals with extensive recruiting and executive experience. It’s a platform for industry experts to offer practical advice to MAE students navigating the job market, including tips on structuring resumes, skill showcasing, interview etiquette, negotiation strategies, and professional conduct.

  10. 2024 OSU Extension Clinton & Fayette Counties Agriculture Outlook Breakfast

    Feb 19, 2024

    OSU Extension Clinton & Fayette counties are hosting the 2024 Agriculture Outlook breakfast. Please join us to learn about grain marketing, local and international grain trade, and farm economics.

    The topics are: