Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Friends-
We are in an exciting and transformational time in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics.
As I hope you can tell from the data presented below, this is a monumental period of change and growth at AEDE.
With fewer faculty, we are serving more students than ever before, and we are serving them with excellence.
Excellence in teaching, excellence in research and excellence in outreach.
Of course with change comes uncertainty, but more importantly, with change comes opportunity. I will never be satisfied saying that what we have always done is what we should always do.
Building on our traditional programs, we are continuing to develop new programs to serve even more students. Some of the change is driven by external forces (budgets, changing societal demands for student education), and some of the change is driven by changes in faces around the halls of Ag Admin. Familiar faces have left, and new faces are being welcomed.
While recognizing our past, AEDE will continue to strive to be one of the most forward-looking departments at Ohio State. I look forward to seeing what the future has to offer and I am committed to doing everything I can do, whether that is big or small, to ensure that AEDE achieves excellence in all that we do.
- Tim Haab, Professor and Chair