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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics



  1. Increase in seasonal worker visas a temporary solution for Ohio’s food and agricultural labor markets

    Jun 15, 2021

    Access to labor was a concern for Ohio’s food and agriculture sectors before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic which brought more volatility to the food supply chain. In April 2021, the federal government moved to bolster the available labor supply by increasing the number of available H-2B (non-agricultural) visas.

  2. Dr. Sathya Gopalakrishnan among 21 researchers selected for the inaugural GRO Academy cohort

    Jun 14, 2021

    The national trend in grant-making agencies has been towards convergence research or interdisciplinary team-based research. The complex challenges we face today require new ways to collaborate, solve problems, and leverage multiple disciplinary approaches. The Enterprise for Research, Innovation, and Knowledge (ERIK) has responded by creating the Growing Research Opportunities (GRO) Academy. 

    This new research leadership development program equips faculty with the skills needed to lead complex, interdisciplinary collaborations in pursuit of external funding. Those selected for this program include mostly mid-career, associate professors, and come from dozens of disciplines ranging from the health sciences; engineering; law; social and behavioral sciences; humanities; education; and natural, physical, and mathematical sciences.

  3. Pandemic pushes graduate student back into student government service

    Jun 1, 2021

    Nick Messenger received his BS in economics from The Ohio State University in 2013. As an undergraduate, he took an active role in student government and served as president. After graduation, he taught in public education for a few years before deciding to return to Ohio State to pursue his PhD in regional and urban economics. His plan was to put all his energy into educational policy research and into studying the intersection of education, economics, and geography.

  4. Student Profile: Food Recovery Network

    May 21, 2021

    Alex Carr and Kevin Uth each joined Ohio State’s Food Recovery Network (FRN) to make an immediate impact on issues that face their community every day: hunger and food waste.

  5. Faculty Profile: Dr. Anna Parkman

    May 20, 2021

    Dr. Anna Parkman came to academia from the business world where she gained practical experience in small business management and human resources. She also developed a large network of colleagues whom she now brings into the classroom to enhance student learning and help them make industry connections.

  6. Ani Katchova promoted to Professor

    May 20, 2021

    Ani Katchova, a faculty member and Farm Income Enhancement Chair in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics at The Ohio State University, has been promoted to the rank of Professor.  

  7. Should they stay or should they go? Coastal residents have much to consider when navigating sea level change (SLC)

    May 19, 2021

    While climate scientists are not exactly sure how fast or high sea levels will rise, they agree on these principle impacts: submergence and flooding of coastal land, saltwater intrusion into surface waters and groundwater, increased erosion and overwhelmingly negative social and economic repercussions. 

  8. Dr. Sathya Gopalakrishnan receives President and Provost Award for Faculty Service for co-founding and leading Ohio State’s STEAM Factory

    May 18, 2021

    Dr. Gopalakrishnan says that when she and 11 junior faculty members founded The Steam Factory in 2012, their goal was to create a grass-roots network of faculty, post-docs, and other like-minded professors across Ohio State to engage in creative and interdisciplinary collaboration, innovation, and dissemination of science.

  9. AEDE alumni connect AEDE courses to community service and career success

    Apr 21, 2021

    Bill Patterson and Lane Osswald both credit some of their current success to the foundational education they received in Agribusiness and Applied Economics. They also believe the close-knit environment of the college allowed them to develop lifelong relationships with fellow students and many others in the agricultural industry.

  10. The roots of slowing climate change are in trees

    Apr 12, 2021

    In the fight against climate change, expanding and better managing the nation’s forests are the cheapest and easiest steps to cutting carbon dioxide emissions, according to new research at The Ohio State University.