Dr. Bernard L. Erven
Professor and Extension Specialist
Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and
Ohio State University
Bernie Erven is professor of agricultural economics and Extension
specialist at Ohio State University. His teaching, Extension, and
research activities are in human resource management, farm management
and business management. He teaches courses in Agribusiness Management
and Human Resource Management in Small Businesses.
and outreach program focuses on labor management topics such
as hiring, training, motivation, compensation, and
performance evaluation. He also does workshops on communication
techniques, handling the stress of management, time management,
management, succession, and human relations in family businesses.
His work on these increasingly important topics has taken him
throughout Ohio and to more than 25 other states.
He has degrees
from Ohio State University and the University of Wisconsin.
He has been a visiting professor at Cornell University.
Bernie's foreign assignments include seven months teaching
school for refugee boys at Jericho, Jordan and three years
university teaching in Brazil.
Bernie is a two-time recipient
of the Ohio State University Award for Distinguished Teaching.
He has also received the
Agricultural Economics Association Teaching Award, a U.S.
Department of Agricultural
National Excellence in Teaching Award, both the Ohio State
University Gamma Sigma Delta Extension and Teaching Awards,
and the American
Agricultural Economics Association Group Extension Award.