Agribusiness and Applied Economics alum Andrea Kackley credits her ability to step out of her comfort zone as a key component in her success. While a student in the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), she took classes that sounded interesting and ventured outside the college, surrounding herself with students who were having very different experiences from her.
While urban farmers tout the advantages of their trade, the practice hasn't been scrutinized enough to conclusively say how it impacts a neighborhood, said Zoe Plakias, an assistant professor of agriculture at the Ohio State University.
"Urban ag is very exciting and promising, and we've seen a lot of positive impacts," she said. But "there's definitely a need for more research to better understand" those impacts.
There is more value to corn than just its kernel’s. That is the winning idea created by the OSU National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) Marketing Team which include members Grace Dannemiller, Andrea Kackley, Zach Corcoran, Megan Phillaier, Laura Davis, Drew Van Winkle, Garrett Leeds, Jenna Phelps, and advisor Scott Holley. They just placed 6th out of 36 at the NAMA Student Competition in Dallas, Texas.