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  1. DEI Student Spotlight: Siddhartha Bora

    Apr 5, 2021

    For the April DEI Student Spotlight we are featuring Siddhartha Bora who is PhD candidate in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics (AEDE). Siddhartha was recently 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." 

  2. New policy brief examines how immigration affects Ohio and the U.S. workforce

    Mar 26, 2021

    A policy brief just released by the C. William Swank Program in Rural-Urban Policy titled “Immigration, Jobs, Crime, and Workforce Availability: How Does Immigration Affect Ohio and the USA?” looks at existing evidence of the effect of immigration on socioeconomic outcomes for those born in the U.S. 

  3. Lecturer Profile: Denise Kestner

    Mar 25, 2021

    AEDE lecturer Denise Kestner works in human resources and teaches two AEDE courses: Principles of Agribusiness Management and Human Resource Management in Small Business. She brings her experience working with hundreds of small businesses into the classroom. And sometimes she even brings in the actual small business owners too.

  4. Todd Peterson and Zeke Miller join the ranks of CFAES Distinguished Seniors

    Mar 23, 2021

    Two AEDE students, Todd Peterson and Zeke Miller, have received the most prestigious undergraduate award our college bestows on its top seniors. The Distinguished Senior Award honors students for their success in academics, research and innovation, service and involvement, and influence and leadership.

  5. John Newton selected for CFAES Distinguished Alumni Award

    Feb 26, 2021

    Since earning his doctoral degree from the CFAES Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Developmental Economics in 2013, few economists have been as involved in analyzing, shaping, and educating about the U.S. Farm Bill as has John Newton.

  6. Global Water Institute leads effort to improve water and food security with the Navajo Nation

    Feb 25, 2021

    A new effort led by researchers at The Ohio State University will help the Navajo Nation mitigate the lack of water and food security at a time when the Navajo communities are facing new challenges due to COVID-19.

  7. AEDE grad Ken Davis selected for CFAES Professional Achievement Award

    Feb 25, 2021

    Even as an undergraduate, Ken Davis had a flair for leading. Early on, he got involved in The Ohio State University chapter of MANRRS taking on a leadership role in the organization that welcomes people of all racial and ethnic groups in agricultural and related science careers. Working well with the team of officers, Ken generated new ideas and initiatives within the organization and represented Ohio State at many on and off-campus events.

  8. Two AEDE PhD students win Graduate School's 3MT competition

    Feb 17, 2021

    The 3MT is an academic competition for PhD students and master’s students pursuing a master’s thesis, to describe their research within three minutes, to a general audience. A competition was recently held to select a finalist to represent OSU at the regional Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) competition at which national representatives will be selected.  

  9. Downscaling the measurement of sustainability

    Feb 11, 2021

     The theory of sustainability was developed with a global framework in mind.    

    “The earth is a shared system with many interacting parts, so it isn't possible to consider any action to address sustainability in isolation," said Elena Irwin, distinguished professor of food, agricultural and environmental sciences in
    economics and sustainability and faculty director at Ohio State’s Sustainability Institute (SI).      

  10. Agribusiness and Applied Economics student's path paved by his trust in himself, his future and FFA

    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.