OSU's Applied Economics Faculty were announced as award winners at the recent Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) 2018 Annual Meeting, held in August in Washington DC.

Associate Professor James Sterns won the AAEA Distinguished Teaching Award for excellence in undergraduate instruction (see attached photo). The Distinguished Teaching Awards recognize and encourage meritorious performance in undergraduate and graduate teaching in agricultural or applied economics. These award winners will demonstrate to have outstanding ability and performance as a full-time professional teacher of agricultural or applied economics as defined by the AAEA Vision Statement. 

In addition, Professor JunJie Wu and Research Assistant Beau Olen won the award for Outstanding Choices Magazine article for their article “Tracking the Evolution and Recent Development in Whole Farm Insurance Programs." Choices, the magazine of food, farms, and resource use, is the principal outreach vehicle of the AAEA.