Connor Frame was in the thick of finals in December 2018 when he learned he had joined the ranks of students from The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) who get a job offer before crossing the stage to accept a diploma.
Majoring in agribusiness and applied economics, Frame joined 80% of his peers from the CFAES Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE) who had committed to full-time jobs prior to graduation.
OSU Extension Educator Andrew Holden may be new to the position but he is not new to farming or to Ashtabula County. The recent AEDE graduate was recently hired to replace David Marrison, who stepped down to accept an OSU Extension position in Coshocton County.
Agribusiness and Applied Economics senior Haylee Zwick already has a job lined up post-graduation. In January, she will begin work as a grain merchandiser with Archer Daniels Midland (ADM). Still, she actively networked and continued to build her professional network while she attended Women in Agribusinesses’ recent annual summit in Denver, Colorado. Even with a job secured, she believes building connections and contacts across the county is integral in her continued success.
Considered the highest recognition Ohio FFA can award an aspiring young farmer, the Future Farmers of America (FFA)’s annual star awards recognize student achievement in both career and leadership development. Students compete in four categories: Agricultural Placement, Agribusiness, Agriscience, and Farming and are evaluated based on their Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAEs).
AEDE's Landon Lindemer, Grace Dannemiller and Ryan Goddard have earned CFAES' Outstanding Senior Awards last night during the College’s 2018 Outstanding Senior Award Recognition Dinner Program at the OSU Fawcett Center.
As the College’s premier undergraduate award, this award recognizes students who:
Listening to senior Haylee Zwick energetically recount her recent trip to the USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum, you wouldn’t guess that since her return, she’s been working around the clock to get caught up on class work. Zwick spent four days in D.C. attending sessions at the forum, networking with students, stakeholders, and the movers and shakers of the ag world.
Recent AEDE graduate Sierra Jepsen credits the support and encouragement she received from the department as crucial to her paving the way to her dream job. She will be joining the University of Wyoming as Lecturer, Branded Meats Coordinator and Meat Judging Coach.
There is more value to corn than just its kernel’s. That is the winning idea created by the OSU National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) Marketing Team which include members Grace Dannemiller, Andrea Kackley, Zach Corcoran, Megan Phillaier, Laura Davis, Drew Van Winkle, Garrett Leeds, Jenna Phelps, and advisor Scott Holley. They just placed 6th out of 36 at the NAMA Student Competition in Dallas, Texas.
Before the ceremonial mortarboard toss at graduation, the end of spring term brings a whirlwind of activity including celebrations, award ceremonies and banquets. According to graduating senior Craig Berning, his being named a CFAES Outstanding Senior, a Denman Forum winner and an Ohio State Board of Trustees Student Recognition Award recipient has led him to reflect on his time at OSU and his unique accomplishments. Berning spent a summer interning in Washington D.C. learning about food policy issues and the experience influenced his honors thesis on GMO and smart labeling.