Nicholas Rettig, an AEDE undergraduate student originally from Napoleon, Ohio who is in his junior year of study, recently sat down with us to talk about why he chose to study in AEDE’s Agribusiness and Applied Economics program, his experience to date, and what he hopes to do once he finishes his degree.
Ian Sheldon, Andersons Professor of International Trade, was awarded the Quality of Communication Award at the 2012 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting held in Seattle, Washington from August 12-14. Sheldon, Colin A. Carter from the University of California, Davis, and GianCarlo Moschini from Iowa State University were awarded for their work on the publication Genetically Modified Food and Global Welfare, which the three co-edited.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, $59,000 in scholarships were awarded to 25 undergraduate students in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics for the 2012-2013 academic year. Congratulations to our scholarship recipients!
Agribusiness Club Scholarship – Michelle Shepherd
Agricultural Economics Fund Scholarship – Michelle Brackman
Archer Daniels Midland Scholarships – Danielle Matthews and Devin Thomas
The 2012 Agribusiness/NAMA Club Annual Banquet was held on Thursday, April 5th, at The Fawcett Center on the OSU Columbus campus.
A number of awards were presented. Shannon Horn received the Outstanding Senior award. The Outstanding First Year Member went to Levi Morrow and Kristin Kugler was named Outstanding Transfer Student. Barry Ward, club advisor, was chosen as Outstanding Professor.
According to data from the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, 98.7% of college graduates who majored in Agricultural Economics are currently employed. Of the 10 college majors with the lowest unemployment rates, Agricultural Economics ranks 7th.