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  1. 2014 National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) Conference from a Student's Perspective

    May 9, 2014

    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.

  2. Agribusiness Club Honors Professor Sheldon and Outstanding Students at Annual Banquet

    Apr 15, 2014

    The Ohio State Agribusiness Club honored Professor Ian Sheldon and Club members Lauren Prettyman, Lindsay Hope, Derek Snider and Megan Harris at its year-end banquet held on April 14th. The event also featured a keynote address from guest speaker Dale Minyo, AEDE alum and co-founder and farm broadcaster for Ohio Ag Net. 

  3. Undergraduate Program to Offer Advising Sessions for Agribusiness and Applied Economics Majors

    Mar 24, 2014

    In preparation for Autumn Semester 2014 class registration, the AEDE undergraduate program will offer walk-in advising sessions for students enrolled in the Agribusiness and Applied Economics major on Mar. 24, Mar. 27, Mar. 31, and Apr. 4. Students enrolled in the major are strongly encouraged to attend one of these sessions. Faculty and staff from AEDE will be present to meet one-on-one with students.

  4. New Class of CFAES Student Ambassadors Includes Two AEDE Undergrads

    Mar 10, 2014

    Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) recently announced their new class of Student Ambassadors for the 2014-2015 academic year, which includes two students enrolled in AEDE’s Agribusiness and Applied Economics undergraduate degree program.  The students, Summer McCracken and Joshua Lees, will represent the college in a variety of ways.

  5. Department to Offer New Undergrad Agribusiness Project Experience Course

    Feb 19, 2014

    Beginning in Autumn 2014, AEDE will offer its Agribusiness and Applied Economics undergrad students a new course focused on engaging with agribusinesses to solve real-world problems. The course, “AED Economics 4193: Agribusiness Project Experience”, will be taught jointly by Dr. Eugene Jones and Dr. Brian Roe.

  6. Vickner Awarded Grant to Analyze Sustainable Aquaculture Industry in Ohio

    Feb 4, 2014

    AEDE’s Dr. Steven S. Vickner and Dr. Laura Tiu, Aquaculture Specialist at OSU’s South Centers, recently received a grant to conduct research on the sustainable management of commercial aquaculture systems in Ohio. 

  7. Ohio State to Hold 2013-2014 Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference Series Statewide

    Dec 5, 2013

    Attend one of the dozen agricultural policy and outlook county meetings to be held throughout Ohio in December 2013. The meetings will feature presentations from AEDE experts on policy changes, key issues and market behavior with respect to farm, food and energy resources, and the environment. 

  8. Increased Global Grain Production Means Lower Grain Prices for U.S. Growers

    Dec 5, 2013

    Thanks to increased global grain production and lower domestic demand for grain for ethanol, crop producers will find 2014 to be tougher than the past few years and should prepare now for lower prices, AEDE agricultural economist Matt Roberts recently noted at a policy briefing.

  9. Dairy Economists Offer New Farm Bill Dairy Safety Net Alternative

    Nov 26, 2013

    Of the many issues to be resolved in the House and Senate versions of the farm bill, the safety net proposals in the dairy title currently present the most significant shift in federal dairy income support policy that the U.S. has seen in the past 60 years, Cameron Thraen recently said at the opening of the 2013-2014 Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference Series. 

  10. Ohio State Agricultural Economist Offers 2013 Farm Bill Update

    Nov 19, 2013

    As the farm bill progresses through Congress’ legislative process, several major differences exist in the House and Senate versions of the bill, notes AEDE's Carl Zulauf in a recent policy brief that he co-authored with Jonathan Coppess, clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.