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Measuring the Economic Contribution of Agriculture in Ohio: An Educational and Informative Workshop

The Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics is beginning the process of estimating the contribution of the agricultural and food sectors to the Ohio economy.  We would like you to join us in this process.  We will host a short workshop to provide information to interested stakeholders on our process and methods. At this workshop, we will discuss the methods that are used to estimate the contribution of agriculture to the economy, our proposed analysis, and we will seek your input.

This workshop is free and open to anyone and will be held in 250A Ag. Admin. Bldg. Please register at There is limited room in our conference facility so we will also broadcast the workshop via ZOOM at  

We hope you will join us.

Workshop Goals

  • Introduce economic contribution analysis and efforts to standardize methodologies to increase transparency and comparability between studies
  • Discuss best practices for measuring economic contributions of the agricultural section
  • Obtain Ohio stakeholder input on 2017 Ohio Economic Contribution Analysis



  • Professor Emerritus Thomas Johnson, Frank Miller Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Professor in the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs, University of Missouri and Director of Rural Policy Research Institute's Analytic and Academic Programs
  • Leah English, Program ASsociate, Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability, Division of Agriculture, University of Arkansas System