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.
For Wen S. (Charlie) Chern, retirement from Ohio State’s active faculty turns out to have been a milepost in his professional career, certainly not its end. Learn about his life in Taiwan as a professor, researcher and social and political organizer.
This summer many AEDE faculty members travelled abroad for teaching and research collaboration opportunities. One country in particular, the People’s Republic of China, hosted visits from several AEDE faculty members working in the fields of development and regional economics.
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.
AEDE graduate student John Newton was recently offered a prestigious fellowship to work with the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry during the summer of 2013. The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry works on a number of federal policy proposals related to the nation’s food and energy resources, including the 2013 farm bill.
Students in the Ohio State chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) attended the 2013 NAMA Conference in Kansas City, MO with their faculty advisor, Dr. Steven Vickner, from April 17-19, 2013.
AEDE Associate Professor Cameron Thraen and PhD student John Newton released new analysis this week evaluating the potential financial benefits and costs associated with the two major dairy safety net policy proposals being debated as part of the dairy subtitle of the 2013 farm bill.
On the evening of April 15th, AEDE’s undergraduate professional development groups held their yearly banquet to honor faculty and students who actively contribute to professional development opportunities for AEDE’s undergraduate program.