Bill Patterson and Lane Osswald both credit some of their current success to the foundational education they received in Agribusiness and Applied Economics. They also believe the close-knit environment of the college allowed them to develop lifelong relationships with fellow students and many others in the agricultural industry.
Since earning his doctoral degree from the CFAES Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Developmental Economics in 2013, few economists have been as involved in analyzing, shaping, and educating about the U.S. Farm Bill as has John Newton.
https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3eM0OFYDOnVo5NjEven as an undergraduate, Ken Davis had a flair for leading. Early on, he got involved in The Ohio State University chapter of MANRRS taking on a leadership role in the organization that welcomes people of all racial and ethnic groups in agricultural and related science careers. Working well with the team of officers, Ken generated new ideas and initiatives within the organization and represented Ohio State at many on and off-campus events.
Constance Cullman began her practice of keeping an open mind when it comes to considering career choices as opportunities as a graduate student working on her master's degree.
"My thesis was on elasticity for corn and gluten feed in the European Union," says Cullman. "I applied what I learned researching trade flows, the impact of non-tariff barriers and how product is directly moved to work with OSU Extension post-graduation."
Sarah Fischer, a spring Ohio State graduate, became interested in sustainable international development as a high school student, when she learned that her French teacher’s husband was a former child slave in Haiti. Working with the nonprofit organization that he started to free other child slaves, she learned how deforestation and lack of environmental education contribute to poverty in developing countries such as Haiti.
“At some point, I realized that it doesn't really make sense for us to go into other countries to tell them how to do things when we have so many environmental problems in the United States,” says Fischer, who received her degree in environment, economy, development and sustainability (EEDS). “So I began researching what our largest challenges were, and that’s how I got interested in promoting sustainability, specifically in the transportation and energy sectors.”
This year, two alumni of AEDE have been selected by Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) to receive alumni awards at a ceremony on March 7th at the Ohio Union. Dr. Glenn C. Himes, AEDE professor emeritus and a 1964 PhD graduate of the department, and Rob Rettig, a graduate of the 1984 class of agricultural economics undergraduate majors, have been selected to be honored.
Dr. Charles H. Ingraham, AEDE Professor Emeritus, passed away on August 19, 2013. Dr. Ingraham had a long career studying and teaching at Ohio State. For many years he also generously funded a scholarship for undergraduate students studying Agribusiness and Applied Economics in the department.
Dr. Mauricio Ramírez, a 2006 graduate of the AEDE doctoral program and now a professor in the Department of Quantitative Methods at Universidad de Guadalajara in Mexico, was recently given an award in his home country of Mexico for his recent research. Dr. Ian Sheldon, AEDE's Andersons Professor of International Trade and Ramirez's PhD advisor, was able to attend the ceremony.
Ohio Governor John Kasich has named Brent R. Porteus of Coshocton County to serve a nine-year term on The Ohio State University Board of Trustees. Porteus earned his BS in agricultural economics from The Ohio State University in 1978.