News from AEDE: April 2016

Welcome to the newsletter for Ohio State's Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE)! Your story submissions are welcome. Please email them to Nicole Pierron Rasul at

  1. Over the past few newsletters I have updated you on the state of the department, some of the successes of our students, and the changing faces of our faculty. This month I want to take the time recognize the engine that keeps AEDE running: our staff. As any of our faculty will attest, without

  2. This week AEDE will lose one of its longest-serving staff members, Joan Weber, who will retire at the end of April. Joan has spent 30 years as an employee of The Ohio State University. She joined AEDE in 1996 as the administrative manager for the department’s Rural Finance program. In 2000, she

  3. AEDE held its yearly undergraduate scholarship competition for eligible students enrolled in the department’s Agribusiness and Applied Economics degree program in early April. As part of the $2.1 million in scholarship funds awarded by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental

  4. Tony Gallenstein, an AEDE doctoral student, is currently in Tanzania serving as a program manager for the Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative (iAGRI), a USAID Feed the Future project. Gallenstein gives us an overview of his work in the coutry where he is helping to implement a project

  5. Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences held its annual recognition banquet on April 7, 2016 at the Ohio Union. The event was a celebration of the outstanding accomplishments of the college’s students, student groups, faculty, staff and supporters. Gina Hnytka, an

  6. How does your business or organization measure and account for sustainability? Faculty in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University would like to help your organization learn to better implement, measure and evaluate sustainability efforts at a