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.
|Low-Income and Low-Foodstore-Access Census Tracts, 2015–19||Alana Rhone|
|9/27/2022||Poultry Expected to Continue Leading Global Meat Imports as Demand Rises||Matthew Miller|
|10/4/2022||Chinese cotton: Textiles, Imports, and Xinjiang||Fred Gale and
|10/11/2022||USDA’s New Interactive Visualization Tool Aids Exploration of Global Agricultural Trends||Adam Gerval|
|10/18/2022||Farm Labor, Human Capital, and Agricultural Productivity in the United States||Sun Ling Wang|
|10/25/2022||Embargoes from Past Avian Flu Outbreaks Reduced Demand for U.S. Chicken Meat||Matthew MacLachlan|
|11/1/2022||U.S. Hog Production: Rising Output and Changing Trends in Productivity Growth||LaPorchia Collins|
|11/8/2022||The Food and Nutrition Assistance Landscape: Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report (Data description)||Saied Toossi|