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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics



  1. Ohio State Day of Giving supports student scholarships

    May 2, 2022

    The annual Ohio State Day of Giving will have a special focus this year - student scholarships. On this day, alumni, family and friends of Ohio State will join together to work toward the goal of creating more pathways to an affordable, accessible education for students. Generous donations allow our scholarship recipients to pursue their passions, unleash their talents and make positive impacts in our communities.

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    Students receive more than $60,000 in departmental scholarships

    Apr 27, 2022

    This year the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE) awarded 25 students majoring in Agribusiness and Applied Economics (AAE) more than $60,000 in scholarships, which is part of the close to $3 million in scholarships given to students throughout the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). These scholarships make a meaningful impact in keeping college affordable for students as Ohio State works towards offering a debt-free bachelor's degree within the next decade.

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    How will the invasion of Ukraine affect U.S. agriculture?

    Apr 15, 2022

    The shock to global commodity markets following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is expected to be the largest in the post-war period, and certainly since the oil crisis of the 1970s.  Over the past 30 year, the two countries have become major agricultural exporters, accounting for a quarter of global grains trade in the 2021-22 season (International Grains Council, March 9, 2022).  Across key commodities, they account for a 34, 18, 27 and 75 percent share of volume traded of world wheat, corn, barley, and sunflower oil respectively (International Food Policy Research Institute, February 24, 20

  4. Meat industry not threatened by plant-based alternatives, study suggests

    Apr 11, 2022

    At least for now, there is no reason for the traditional meat industry to have much of a beef with producers of plant-based burgers and other meat alternatives, new research suggests. 

    The study showed that while sales and market share of new-generation plant-based meat alternatives have grown in recent years, those gains haven’t translated into reduced consumer spending on animal meat products.  

  5. Agriculture plays key role in limiting climate change

    Apr 11, 2022

    When it comes to solving Earth’s climate crisis, the agricultural and forestry sectors are some of the hardest areas to change, yet a new report suggests that these areas will play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

  6. Farm Income Enhancement Program studies accuracy of agricultural baseline

    Mar 31, 2022

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) long-term agricultural baseline projections give farmers, agribusinesses, and policymakers a 10-year look into the future of farming and global trade. Researchers at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) recently looked at the informativeness and accuracy of these projections, which many rely on when making business and government policy decisions.

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    CFAES and AEDE Distinguished Seniors selected

    Mar 28, 2022

    Every year The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) honors top graduating seniors across the college with The Distinguished Senior Award, the college’s most prestigious honor for undergraduate students. This year two Agribusiness and Applied Economics (AAE) students from the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE) were selected. In addition, AEDE also named four students as AEDE Distinguished Seniors.

  8. Picture of person throwing away broccoli into trash can.

    Coaching, app use could slash some types of food waste at home

    Mar 27, 2022

    Individualized coaching coupled with an app for tracking could help families greatly reduce some types of food waste, in turn helping combat climate change.

    That’s a finding from a recent study co-led by Brian Roe, holder of the Fred N. VanBuren Professorship in Farm Management at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). 

  9. Picture of Dr. Gopalakrishnan receiving teaching award, with Dean Kress talking.

    Gopalakrishnan receives Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching

    Mar 24, 2022

    Transformative. Distinguished. Innovative. Compassionate. Engaging. These are just some of the words colleagues and students use to describe Sathya Gopalakrishnan, an associate professor in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE).

  10. Picture of agribusiness club members in hard hats on a tour.

    The Agribusiness Club annual trip brings classroom knowledge to life

    Mar 15, 2022

    Farm management, agricultural banking and finance, commodity marketing, policy analysis – the career opportunities in the agriculture industry are so vast, sometimes learning about all the possibilities can be a challenge. To expose students to career opportunities related to their degrees, The Agribusiness Club at The Ohio State University facilitates an annual trip that allows members to see their degrees at work, while also giving them the opportunity to build relationships with industry partners across the nation.