The Ohio State Agribusiness Club held its annual year-end banquet on April 20th to recognize outstanding faculty and students affiliated with the Club.
At the event, Carl Zulauf, was honored with the 2015-2016 Outstanding Professor award. AEDE student Mikayla Moore was named the Club’s Outstanding Returning Member, while Tyler Hellwig was named the Outstanding Transfer Student Member. Additionally, Club member Beth Keller was named the Outstanding Senior Member.
The event, which was held at Ohio State’s Agricultural Administration Building Auditorium, also included a dinner, recognition of the recent winners of AEDE’s scholarship competition and the department’s generous scholarship donors, as well as introductory remarks from AEDE Department Chair, Dr. Tim Haab and Dr. Bruce McPheron, Ohio State’s Vice President of Agricultural Administration and Dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. The event also featured a keynote address from guest speaker Jack Fisher, the Executive Vice President of Ohio Farm Bureau. Club members also offered a year in review presentation, which highlighted guest speakers and their yearly trip. Barry Ward, AEDE faculty member and Agribusiness Club advisor also spoke. Finally, the evening included recognition of the Agribusiness Club’s 2014-2015 officers, as well as acknowledgment of the incoming officers for the 2015-2016 academic year.
The Agribusiness Club is comprised of more than 50 undergraduate students from Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. The Club meets twice a month during the academic year and hosts guest speakers from various agribusinesses who inform students of the work of their organizations, including offering recruitment advice for upcoming internship and job opportunities at their companies. The Club also sponsors an academic scholarship in the department and Club members take a yearly trip within the U.S. to tour agribusiness facilities and meet with representatives working in the field.