Agricultural & Applied Economics – UW–Madison https://aae.wisc.edu College of Agricultural & Life Sciences Fri, 28 Feb 2020 21:20:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://aae.wisc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/cropped-crest-32x32.png Agricultural & Applied Economics – UW–Madison https://aae.wisc.edu 32 32 New Era for Trade in Wisconsin? https://aae.wisc.edu/2020/02/28/new-era-for-trade-in-wisconsin/ Fri, 28 Feb 2020 21:07:24 +0000 https://aae.wisc.edu/?p=7692 AAE Professor Ian Coxhead, together with former Wisconsin Governor Scott McCallum and dairy farmer Dave Daniels discuss what new global trade agreements could mean for Wisconsin. With new agreements in place with Canada, Mexico, and …

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AAE Professor Ian Coxhead, together with former Wisconsin Governor Scott McCallum and dairy farmer Dave Daniels discuss what new global trade agreements could mean for Wisconsin. With new agreements in place with Canada, Mexico, and China, there could be far-reaching implications across sectors.

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Taxpayers have already spent money on Foxconn https://aae.wisc.edu/2020/02/05/taxpayers-have-already-spent-money-on-foxconn/ Wed, 05 Feb 2020 21:13:05 +0000 https://aae.wisc.edu/?p=7694 AAE Professor Steve Deller is quoted about how we might be underestimating the cost of the Foxconn deal in Wisconsin.

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AAE Professor Steve Deller is quoted about how we might be underestimating the cost of the Foxconn deal in Wisconsin.

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Specialty Milks and Creativity Keep Small Farmers in Business https://aae.wisc.edu/2020/01/05/7696/ Sun, 05 Jan 2020 21:15:44 +0000 https://aae.wisc.edu/?p=7696 AAE Professor Steve Deller talks about how to help keep your small family farm afloat in challenging times. Across Wisconsin, farmers are having to turn to creativity and specialty products to continue to be viable …

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AAE Professor Steve Deller talks about how to help keep your small family farm afloat in challenging times. Across Wisconsin, farmers are having to turn to creativity and specialty products to continue to be viable in a changing economy.

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Election Looms Large in 2020 Election Battle for Wisconsin https://aae.wisc.edu/2019/12/22/election-looms-large-in-2020-election-battle-for-wisconsin/ Sun, 22 Dec 2019 21:02:59 +0000 https://aae.wisc.edu/?p=7689 AAE Professor Steve Deller knows that the state of the economy at the time of the election could have a big impact on the outcome.

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AAE Professor Steve Deller knows that the state of the economy at the time of the election could have a big impact on the outcome.

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Drink Local https://aae.wisc.edu/2019/12/16/drink-local/ Mon, 16 Dec 2019 20:00:25 +0000 https://aae.wisc.edu/?p=7595 When Renk Agribusiness Institute Associate Director Jeremy Beach decided he wanted to come back to Monroe, WI to the farm where he grew up, he wanted to bring the local food with him. While farm …

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When Renk Agribusiness Institute Associate Director Jeremy Beach decided he wanted to come back to Monroe, WI to the farm where he grew up, he wanted to bring the local food with him. While farm to table had been spreading to restaurants across the country, and microbreweries were popping up on every corner, Beach realized that most of the beer ingredients still came from centralized supply chains.

That inspired him to work “farm beer”, and grow all the inputs for his Cheese City Beer in Monroe. Not only does he grow the ingredients, but he hauls his raw barley and water to a facility in Indianapolis willing to do small-batch malt. Enjoy a cold Agriculture Ale next time you’re ready to drink local.

In addition to growing beer and serving as Assistant Director of the Renk Agribusiness Institute, Jeremy teaches AAE 375, a career development course for AAE majors. Focused on helping students secure jobs and internships, the course features a wide variety of guest speakers, along with resume building, networking opportunities, intro to relevant software, and interview skills. Jeremy is committed to helping our students graduate career ready.

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2019 AAE Scholarship Recipients https://aae.wisc.edu/2019/11/15/2019-aae-scholarship-recipients/ Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:54:11 +0000 https://aae.wisc.edu/?p=7591 AAE recognized all of its 2019/2020 scholarship recipients and the donors whose gifts generously support them at our 2019 AAE Scholars & Sponsors Lunch held on September 26, 2019. More than 50 students were recognized, …

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featured scholarship recipients and funders

AAE recognized all of its 2019/2020 scholarship recipients and the donors whose gifts generously support them at our 2019 AAE Scholars & Sponsors Lunch held on September 26, 2019.

More than 50 students were recognized, receiving nearly $100,000 in support. This was also an opportunity to express our gratitude to the 26 individual and corporate sponsors that make these awards possible. Meet this year’s scholars and sponsors. 

We are grateful for the generous contributions that allow AAE students to be successful both in school and beyond. If you are interested in contributing, please visit our Give page, or contact:

Jodi Wickham, Senior Director of Development, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Email:  jodi.wickham@supportuw.org, Telephone: 608-308-5315

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Laura Schechter Recognized for Mentorship https://aae.wisc.edu/2019/11/15/laura-schechter-recognized-for-mentorship/ Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:44:30 +0000 https://aae.wisc.edu/?p=7588 AAE congratulates Professor Laura Schecter for being nominated to receive a 2019 Slesinger Award for Excellence in Mentoring, an award created to celebrate the often hidden work of individuals who help women faculty achieve their goals and …

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AAE congratulates Professor Laura Schecter for being nominated to receive a 2019 Slesinger Award for Excellence in Mentoring, an award created to celebrate the often hidden work of individuals who help women faculty achieve their goals and reach their highest potential.

The Slesinger Award was named for and presented to Doris Slesinger, Professor Emerita of Rural Sociology (now Community & Environmental Sociology), in 1998. Twenty five recipients have been honored since that time and the WFMP advisory committee gratefully acknowledges the commitment and contributions of all nominees.

 

2019 Slesinger Award nominees:

Laura Schechter, Professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Xinyu Zhao, Professor, Neuroscience

John Zumbrunnen, Professor & Chair, Political Science

 

2019 Slesinger Awards for Excellence in Mentoring

Beth Meyerand, Professor & Associate Chair of Graduate Advising, Biomedical Engineering, and

Professor, Medical Physics

Joan Schmit, Professor & Chair, Risk Management & Insurance

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Fighting Fake Seeds https://aae.wisc.edu/2019/11/15/fake-seeds/ Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:31:02 +0000 https://aae.wisc.edu/?p=7548 There are a number of things standing between Kenyan farmers and more effective seeds, meaning that many of them aren’t benefiting from the full effects of technology. A recent Economist article looked at some of the …

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There are a number of things standing between Kenyan farmers and more effective seeds, meaning that many of them aren’t benefiting from the full effects of technology. A recent Economist article looked at some of the reasons why adoption has been slow and many Kenyans are using technology that is more than 30 years old, and may not be well suited to their growing conditions. The article also cited work by AAE Professor Emilia Tjernström and her colleagues Pepe Clavijo of Refinitiv and Travis Lybbert of the University of California – Davis which found that fake seeds were widespread. Unfortunately, many farmers are not able to determine the difference, and buy product that does not work.

Tjernström and her colleagues continue to explore the counterfeit seed industry in Kenya as part of an effort to get farmers seeds that will bring in better yields and profits.

 

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When Low Unemployment Isn’t Enough https://aae.wisc.edu/2019/11/11/when-low-unemployment-isnt-enough/ Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:14:19 +0000 https://aae.wisc.edu/?p=7574 Unemployment rates are nearing record lows as we approach the 2020 election, but that doesn’t mean all the news is good. As AAE Professor Steve Deller points out, many people remain under-employed, and are finding …

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Unemployment rates are nearing record lows as we approach the 2020 election, but that doesn’t mean all the news is good. As AAE Professor Steve Deller points out, many people remain under-employed, and are finding it hard to get ahead with the jobs that are available. Gaps between rich and poor also continue to grow.

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Exploring Manufacturing Growth in Wisconsin https://aae.wisc.edu/2019/10/30/exploring-manufacturing-growth-in-wisconsin/ Wed, 30 Oct 2019 18:16:39 +0000 https://aae.wisc.edu/?p=7577 Manufacturing jobs have increased across much of the state in recent years. And while some policies under Scott Walker are to thank for the expansion, AAE Professor Steve Deller points out that it might have …

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Manufacturing jobs have increased across much of the state in recent years. And while some policies under Scott Walker are to thank for the expansion, AAE Professor Steve Deller points out that it might have been better to focus on a wider range of industries, as diversified economics do the best over time.

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