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Applications Being Received for FFMPI Affiliated Faculty and Staff Members

Dec. 20, 2023

The Farm Financial Management and Policy Institute (FFMPI) is pleased to announce that applications for Affiliated Faculty and Staff Members are now being accepted. Affiliate status is a designation for faculty and staff who are not hired to directly work for FFMPI. Individuals will be selected on the basis of their demonstrated interest in the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, and Extension outreach in the areas of farm management and agricultural policy. 

FFMPI is housed within OSU Extension in partnership with the CFAES Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE). Ohio State University Extension is the statewide outreach arm of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). The mission of FFMPI is to be a unified center for the integration, translation, and communication of CFAES’s farm financial management and agricultural policy presence. FFMPI addresses critical farm financial management and agricultural policy issues affecting Ohioans.

Faculty and staff of The Ohio State University, other academic institutions, and other relevant entities can apply for Affiliate status with FFMPI.  Faculty and staff who desire affiliation with FFMPI are asked to complete an application to request consideration. This request includes providing details on the proposed projects (outreach programs, curriculum, or research) which the applicant is willing to conduct in collaboration with FFMPI.  The FFMPI Director, in collaboration with an affiliate screening committee,  reviews each affiliation request. All applications will be reviewed and vetted at least bi-annually.

Benefits of becoming an FFMPI affiliated faculty or staff member include:

  1. The ability to build internal and external networks and develop potential outreach and research collaborations.
  2. The opportunity to apply for grant funding through FFMPI and for dollars generated by FFMPI through external partners.
  3. The ability to develop or join an interdisciplinary team receiving financial support to work on strategic educational outreach and research opportunities that advance FFMPI’s farm management and policy strategic plan.
  4. The opportunity to share research findings and educational outreach accomplishments of FFMPI faculty and staff, their students, and collaborators for communications or marketing purposes.
  5. The opportunity to engage in Extension outreach and research activities and events.
  6. The opportunity to appear in an FFMPI searchable directory.

More information can be obtained by contacting David Marrison, FFMPI Interim Director at or 740-722-6073.  Complete details on making an application can be accessed at: or