PROF. A. W. ASHBY, professor of agricultural economics at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, who has recently been appointed director of the Agricultural Economics Research Institute, Oxford, in succession to Dr. C. S. Orwin, was a scholar of Ruskin College, Oxford, and later was the first holder of a research scholarship at the Institute to which he is shortly to become the head. After a period of study at the University of Wisconsin, he was attached to the Food Production Department of the Ministry of Agriculture during the First World War, returning afterwards to the Institute as senior assistant. Appointed to Aberystwyth in 1924, he created the Department of Agricultural Economics there, and began a study of the economic problems of farming in Wales out of which has developed an advisory service, particularly in connexion with the co-operative movement, which has proved of first-rate importance to Welsh farmers.
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Agricultural Economics Research Institute, Oxford: Appointment of Prof. A. W. Ashby. Nature 156, 624 (1945). https://doi.org/10.1038/156624b0