Distance Learning Program
What is the Distance Learning Program?
The ERS Distance Learning Program links ERS with minority-serving universities and their students to enhance the instruction, understanding, and discussion of food and agricultural policy.
- Leverages ERS expertise in key policy areas
- Introduces students and faculty to ERS researchers engaged in policy research
- Increases students' interest in careers in agricultural economics
- Improves the diversity of faculty and students with policy analysis expertise
- Builds stronger relationships and collaborative networks between ERS researchers and minority-serving institutions
How does the program work?
Each semester, ERS researchers give presentations on timely and policy-relevant topics that broadly cover issues pertaining to food and agricultural policy. The presentations are delivered directly to the classrooms of participating institutions using interactive, real-time technologies. Students interact with ERS researchers by asking questions during the presentation and by giving their own presentations.
|2/26/2019||Farm Labor Markets in U.S. and Mexico Pose Challenges for U.S. Agriculture||Steven Zahniser and Thomas Hertz|
|3/5/2019||Rural America at a Glance, 2018 Edition||John Pender|
|3/12/2019||Changes in U.S. Farm Income||Carrie Litkowski|
|3/19/2019||Major Changes in Export Flows over Last Decade Show U.S. Is Losing Market Share in Global Grain Trade||Olga Liefert|
|3/26/2019||USDA School Meal Programs: How and Why the Cost of Food Purchases Varies Across Locales||Michael Ollinger|
|4/2/2019||New U.S. Food Expenditure Estimates Find Food-Away-From-Home Spending Is Higher Than Previous Estimates||Howard Elitzak|
|4/9/2019||Insights into U.S. Cost of Production||William McBride|
|4/16/2019||Adult Eating and Health Patterns: Evidence from 2014-2016 Eating & Health Module of the American Time Use Survey||Eliana Zeballos|
|4/23/2019||Growth in Quick-Service Restaurants Outpaced Full-Service Restaurants in Most U.S. Counties||Patrick McLaughlin|
To register for a seminar, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information contact: Christopher G. Davis