On a recent spring afternoon, five AEDE 4106 Business Strategy students sat in a conference room hashing out how to reduce the amount of time it would take to get their products to market. They consulted an industry conditions report, checked their balance sheets, production schedules and marketing budget. These students aren’t running a real business but are CEOs, COOs and CFOs of a virtual company through the Capsim Capstone Business Strategy Simulation.
The odds of landing a job before graduation were in Spring 2017 graduate Jake Vuillemin's favor. This past November, he found himself in the advantageous position of fielding three job offers six months BEFORE graduation. With the help of AEDE Lecturer Dr. Anna Parkman, Vuillemin was able to negotiate a pay scale that met his requirements for his dream job.
The Ohio State Agribusiness Club held its annual year-end banquet on April 20th to recognize outstanding faculty and students affiliated with the Club.
At the event, Carl Zulauf, was honored with the 2015-2016 Outstanding Professor award. AEDE student Mikayla Moore was named the Club’s Outstanding Returning Member, while Tyler Hellwig was named the Outstanding Transfer Student Member. Additionally, Club member Beth Keller was named the Outstanding Senior Member.
With deadlines set for enrollment in the 2014 farm bill’s crop programs in February and March, farmers have only a few weeks left to make decisions about key farm safety net decisions, recently said AEDE's Carl Zulauf. These decisions are significant considering that enrollment in the farm bill’s crop programs will last through the life of the legislation, which will expire after the 2018 crop year.
The Ohio State University Agribusiness Club recently traveled to Louisiana to tour agricultural facilities in the region, including a rice mill, the Tabasco bottling plant, a sugar refinery, and an alligator farm. The Club was generously supported by donations from Ohio agribusinesses and several alumni, enabling 23 students to learn about agriculture in Louisiana first-hand.
Top New Year’s resolutions typically include pledges to lose weight, exercise more, get organized or quit smoking. But one New Year’s resolution farmers and farm land owners may want to include on their list is to make sure they understand all of the factors they should consider before making decisions about crop programs offered as part of the 2014 farm bill, according to AEDE professor Carl Zulauf.
A donation to Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences has established a new agribusiness cooperative center that already has been called a national model. Housed in AEDE, the center is charged with improving economic conditions for the state’s farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs by teaching business principles, collaborative leadership development and shared research.
While cropland values in Ohio increased in the past two years, they have remained flat, and in some cases declined depending on the land class, in 2014, Barry Ward, an AEDE economist and production business management leader for Ohio State University Extension recently said.
As part of the $3.8 million in scholarship funds awarded by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences to its students each year, this year AEDE offered more than $56,000 in scholarship money to 24 Agribusiness and Applied Economics undergrads. AEDE scholarship funding is provided by a wide array of generous organizations and individuals.
Students in the Ohio State chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) recently returned from the 2014 National NAMA Conference, held in Jacksonville, FL, feeling inspired by the many learning opportunities offered at the gathering. AEDE Agribusiness and Applied Economics major Ashley Christman shares her experience.