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.
The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Alumni Society held their annual Alumni Awards Luncheon on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the Fawcett Center of Tomorrow. Congratulations to the following AEDE alumni award recipients!
Blaine Crosser, Distinguished Alumni Award, for 33 years of exceptional service and leadership at Select Sires, Inc, and for his dedication in developing and improving the Guernsey breed.
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.
Carl Zulauf was a presenter at the Farm Foundation Forum held on October 11th at the National Press Club in Washington DC. The forum focused on the future role of the federal government in agricultural risk management. A video tape will be available on the Farm Foundation website.
Stan Thompson, Rico Ihle, and Bernhard Brummer co-authored an article, which appeared in the European Review of Agricultural Economics, titled "Structural Change in European Calf Markets: Decoupling and the Blue Tongue Disease." A pdf of the article is available for viewing.
Brian Roe and graduate student Greg Howard presented a selected poster titled "Comparing the Risk Attitudes of U.S. and German Farmers” at the 2011 European Association of Agricultural Economists Congress in Zurich, Switzerland on August 31, 2011.
Congratulations to Ian Sheldon who received the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Presidential Recognition Award for Special Service for outstanding leadership as inaugural editor of the AAEA journal Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy. The award was presented at the AAEA Awards & Fellows Recognition Ceremony held on July 25, 2011 in Pittsburg, PA.