Feb 10, 2021
Kolesen McCoy thought sports would be his ticket to success. But then he had a change of heart, quit varsity soccer, and joined the student organization Future Farmers of America (FFA), known today as the National FFA Organization. As he embraced the leadership and educational experiences offered, he took on leadership roles, first as an officer for his home state of Ohio, and then most recently, as president of the national organization which necessitated him taking a year off from college to serve in the role.
Feb 9, 2021
The CFAES Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion would like to welcome you to our new DEI Faculty and Staff Spotlight. Each month we will be celebrating our colleagues who are working to make CFAES and the community a welcoming place for all people. This month we are featuring Dr. Joyce Chen, associate professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, Chair-Elect for the President and Provost’s Committee on Women (PPCW), and member of both the CFAES DEI Action Council and Ohio State’s Task Force on Racism and Racial Inequities.
Feb 2, 2021
Siddhartha Bora, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE), has been awarded the 2021 William E. Krauss Director’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Research for his lead-authored paper entitled "The Rationality of USDA Forecasts under Multivariate Asymmetric Loss". The award is given by the OSU College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences to a current or recently graduated Ph.D.
Jan 26, 2021
In the midst of cascading crises from climate change to biodiversity loss and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Earth Leadership Program – the global successor to the renowned Leopold Leadership Program, now in partnership with Future Earth – has announced its 2021-22 North American cohort.
Jan 6, 2021
Master Gardener Volunteers from across Ohio grew nearly 80,000 pounds of produce in 2020 statewide and donated it all to 101 food pantries in cities and towns across the state.
Jan 5, 2021
A new Econometrics course was posted on the Econometrics Academy website and YouTube channel. This is a master’s level Econometrics course taught with Stata or R. Topics include multiple linear regression, regression inference, heteroscedasticity, indicator variables, panel data models, instrumental variables, probit and logit models, and more. Each topic has a video with lecture material and then a video with Stata or R estimating the models.
Dec 30, 2020
AEDE's Elena Irwin was one of 25 Fellows of the Food Systems Leadership Institute (FSLI) who were honored November 4, 2020 during a recognition ceremony at the virtual annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The Fellows were recognized for their accomplishments in completing the FSLI executive leadership development program and for contributions they have made to their individual organizations and the broader higher education and food systems.
Dec 15, 2020
After receiving many nominations and deliberating for weeks, the CFAES Alumni Society Board has announced the 2021 CFAES Alumni Award honorees:
Young Professional Award
Distinguished Alumni Award
Ken Davis, BS ’08 Agribusiness and Applied Economics, Bourbonnais, Illinois
John Newton, MS ’10 Agribusiness and Applied Economics, PhD ’13 Agribusiness and Applied Economics, Germantown, Maryland
Please join us in congratulating the honorees and thanking them for all they do for the college and the community.
Dec 15, 2020
SWACO RECEIVES NATIONAL GRANT TO STUDY EFFECTIVENESS OF
FOOD WASTE DIVERSION ACTIVITIES
SWACO partnering with The Ohio State University and City of Upper Arlington to study campaign’s impact on residents’ attitudes and behaviors regarding food waste.
Dec 1, 2020
This "green" option is more expensive than originally thought, study shows
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Widespread forest management and protections against deforestation can help mitigate climate change – but will come with a steep cost if deployed as broadly as policymakers have discussed, new research suggests.