Recent research by Dr. Carl Zulauf, an agricultural economist at AEDE, shows that while on average U.S. farmers are older than the U.S. labor force, the farmers and the labor force are actually aging at a similar pace and in fact, U.S. farmers are aging somewhat more slowly.
In preparation for Spring 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 Oct. 25, Oct. 28, Nov. 1, and Nov. 4.
Four researchers from the Ukraine are learning first-hand about American agriculture systems from faculty at Ohio State. Through a program sponsored by the USDA, the researchers are spending four months at AEDE working alongside faculty and students to gain an in-depth understanding of U.S. food and agricultural economic systems.
AEDE’s Brent Sohngen, Elena Irwin, and Barry Ward will headline a panel discussion at this year’s Farm Science Review: “Water Quality: State and National Concerns and Consequences”. The discussion will focus on the impact of agricultural production practices on Ohio’s water resources. The panel will be moderated by Matthew Roberts.
The 2013 Farm Science Review will be held from September 17-19, 2013 at Ohio State’s 2,100 acre Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio. AEDE faculty, staff and students will have active roles at this year's event.
Agribusiness and Applied Economics undergrad students Nick Rettig, Tyler Shade and Dan Imus proudly represented Ohio State as members of the OSU Chapter of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) at the AAEA annual conference held in Washington D.C. earlier this month.
Cropland values in Ohio increased significantly in 2012 and are expected to continue an upward trend in 2013. Barry Ward, AEDE faculty member and Ohio State University Extension production business management leader, will field questions about farmland cash rent and values during this year’s Farm Science Review Sept. 17-19.
The 2013 meeting of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) will be held from August 4-6, 2013 in Washington D.C. AEDE will have a very strong presence at the gathering with more than two dozen faculty and students in attendance. AEDE faculty and graduate students will also present their research at a number of the meeting's events.
The defeat of the U.S. House farm bill on Thursday (6/20) over disagreements in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and costs associated with crop insurance and other farm subsidies could lead to another extension of some provisions of the 2008 Farm Bill, similar to what happened last year after Congress could not agree on a new 2012 farm bill, Professor Carl Zulauf, an Ohio State University farm policy expert, recently said.
During the summer a number of AEDE’s Agribusiness and Applied Economics undergraduate students use the break in classes to fulfill the program’s internship requirement, gaining hands-on experience in their field of study. AEDE undergrad Sierra Jepsen speaks with us about her experience interning at Farm Credit Mid-America in Bellefontaine, Ohio.