Josh Davis recently graduated with a degree in Agribusiness and Applied Economics. Throughout his school career, he could have played it safe and remained in his internship with Nationwide until a full time position arose after graduation. The previous summer and part-time throughout the school year, he had interned at the insurance giant as a Risk Management and Loss Control Specialist.
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.
Before the ceremonial mortarboard toss at graduation, the end of spring term brings a whirlwind of activity including celebrations, award ceremonies and banquets. According to graduating senior Craig Berning, his being named a CFAES Outstanding Senior, a Denman Forum winner and an Ohio State Board of Trustees Student Recognition Award recipient has led him to reflect on his time at OSU and his unique accomplishments. Berning spent a summer interning in Washington D.C. learning about food policy issues and the experience influenced his honors thesis on GMO and smart labeling.
The odds of landing a job before graduation were in Spring 2017 graduate Jake Vuillemin's favor. This past November, he found himself in the advantageous position of fielding three job offers six months BEFORE graduation. With the help of AEDE Lecturer Dr. Anna Parkman, Vuillemin was able to negotiate a pay scale that met his requirements for his dream job.
The Ohio State Agribusiness Club held its annual year-end banquet on April 20th to recognize outstanding faculty and students affiliated with the Club.
At the event, Carl Zulauf, was honored with the 2015-2016 Outstanding Professor award. AEDE student Mikayla Moore was named the Club’s Outstanding Returning Member, while Tyler Hellwig was named the Outstanding Transfer Student Member. Additionally, Club member Beth Keller was named the Outstanding Senior Member.
In preparation for the Autumn 2015 class registration period, the AEDE undergraduate program will offer walk-in advising sessions for students enrolled in the Agribusiness and Applied Economics major on Mar. 30, Apr. 3, Apr. 8, and Apr. 15. Students enrolled in the major are strongly encouraged to attend one of these sessions. Faculty and staff from AEDE will be present to meet one-on-one with students.
The Ohio State University Agribusiness Club recently traveled to Louisiana to tour agricultural facilities in the region, including a rice mill, the Tabasco bottling plant, a sugar refinery, and an alligator farm. The Club was generously supported by donations from Ohio agribusinesses and several alumni, enabling 23 students to learn about agriculture in Louisiana first-hand.
Sarah Peterson, an undergraduate student in AEDE's Agribusiness and Applied Economics program, writes about her summer in Washington D.C. where she interned for the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. The department requires that all undergraduate students complete an internship as part of their studies.