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  1. DEI Faculty and Staff Spotlight: Dr. Joyce Chen

    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.

  2. AEDE’s Siddhartha Bora Awarded 2021 William E. Krauss Director’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Research

    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.

  3. Dr. Sathya Gopalakrishnan chosen for 2021 North American cohort of leading sustainability scientists

    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.

  4. Nearly 80,000 pounds of produce grown for food pantries statewide

    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.

  5. New Econometrics course posted on the Econometrics Academy

    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.

  6. Elena Irwin honored as Food Systems Leadership Institute Fellow

    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. 

  7. Two AEDE Grads are 2021 CFAES Alumni Award honorees

    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

    Ken Davis, BS ’08 Agribusiness and Applied Economics, Bourbonnais, Illinois

    Distinguished Alumni Award

    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. 

  8. SWACO partnering with The Ohio State University and City of Upper Arlington to study's food waste campaign's impact

    Dec 15, 2020


    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.

  9. Trees can help slow climate change, but at a cost

    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.

  10. CFAES Dean announces chair appointments

    Nov 18, 2020

    Devin Peterson joins Tim Habb in being named as The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) inaugural Dean’s Chairs by Cathann A. Kress, Ohio State vice president for agricultural administration and CFAES dean.