With over 1,000 student organizations, The Ohio State University provides a wide range of opportunities for students to get involved. Involvement outside of the classroom is important in receiving a well-rounded education, meeting students with similar interests, and networking in your field of study. Below is a list of several organizations that have roots in AEDE.
The Agribusiness Club is open to all students enrolled in a major program of study at the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
The Club meets every other Thursday and hosts guest speakers from various agribusinesses who inform students of the work of their organizations, including offering recruitment advice for upcoming internship and job opportunities at their companies. Through this interaction students are able to meet prospective employers.
The members also take an annual trip within the U.S. each year to tour agribusiness facilities and meet with representatives working in the field.
The Club’s major fundraising project includes concession stands at the Farm Science Review. The Club also hosts an annual banquet and sponsors a scholarship in the department.
For more information about the Agribusiness Club please email the Club directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ohio State University Chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association
Each year, the OSU National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) Team participates in a national marketing competition sponsored by The National Agri-Marketing Association. Students interested in the NAMA team enroll in AEDE 5500: Agribusiness and Applied Economics Project Experience during the autumn semester. Each year, the students collaborate on a a product to develop and market. They conduct market research, write a marketing plan, and develop a presentation to share with industry judges at the annual NAMA competition. Recent products have included: Honey, I'm Blushing, a locally sourced fruit wine; Appalachian Prawn, fresh, locally produced prawns; Nutty Murhpy's, a sweet potato chip with a peanut butter coating; and Superiasta, a nutritious gluten-free pasta with the texture of a traditional pasta.