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  1. Former Ohio State University (then) College of Agriculture alumni Jim Chambers is to receive the honor of the Distinguished Alumni Award.

    AEDE Grad Jim Chambers Earns Distinguished Alumni Award

    Sep 11, 2023

    Former Ohio State University (then) College of Agriculture alumni Jim Chambers is to receive the honor of the Distinguished Alumni Award this year at Ohio State University's homecoming on October 6th at the 4-H Center.

  2. Picture of Evan Callioat

    Callicoat (AAE '21) named director of state policy for Ohio Farm Bureau

    Jan 28, 2022

    Evan Callicoat (Agribusiness and Applied Economics ’21) did not originally foresee a career in public policy when he enrolled as a freshman in 2017. But for someone who is so clearly passionate about lending a voice to those in agricultural and rural communities who sometimes feel unheard, it’s hard to imagine him doing anything else. Callicoat was recently named the director of state policy for Ohio Farm Bureau. In this role he represents the interests of Farm Bureau members with the Ohio General Assembly and throughout state government.

  3. AEDE alumni connect AEDE courses to community service and career success

    Apr 21, 2021

    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.

  4. John Newton selected for CFAES Distinguished Alumni Award

    Feb 26, 2021

    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.

  5. AEDE grad Ken Davis selected for CFAES Professional Achievement Award

    Feb 25, 2021

    Even 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.

  6. Staying Open to Opportunities Key to AEDE Alum's Success

    Oct 9, 2018

    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."

  7. Recent EEDS Graduate Pursues Career in Sustainable Energy

    Jun 27, 2018

    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.”

  8. Himes and Rettig Selected to Receive 2015 CFAES Alumni Awards

    Feb 27, 2015

    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. 

  9. In Memoriam: Dr. Charles H. Ingraham, AEDE Professor Emeritus and Undergraduate Program Scholarship Funder

    Aug 21, 2013

    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.

  10. Dr. Mauricio Ramírez, 2006 AEDE Alumnus, Recognized for His Research in His Home Country of Mexico

    Jul 12, 2013

    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.