Weekly Announcements for Faculty, Staff, and Students

Thursday, January 29, 2015

News

  • New Earl O. Heady Decision Sciences Spreadsheet Competition

    The purpose of the new competition is to provide a forum for undergraduate students to showcase their ability to address real world problems in agricultural and applied economics using a spreadsheet, as well as celebrate their success as experiential learners.Competition debuts at AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting, San Francisco.

    1st place - $400 to the student, a plaque, and recognition at the AAEA Annual Awards Ceremony

    2nd place - $200 to the student

    3rd place - $100 to the student.

    More information available

  • ScoutPro named rural entrepreneur of the year

    Michael Koenig (’12 ag and life sciences education) Holden Nyhus (’13 ag and life sciences education) and Stuart McCulloh (’13 ag and life sciences education) created Scout Pro as a class project in a CALS agricultural entrepreneurship course in 2011. The group was named Entrepreneur of the Year as part of the first-ever Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge last week receiving $30,000 in prize money to implement the business idea, which is software to assist farmers with crop maintenance. The Rural Entrepreneurship Initiative is a joint program of the American Farm Bureau Federation and Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. 

  • Iowa State students part of global challenge to reduce food insecurity

    Olivia Reicks and Trey Forsyth want to be part of the solution to end world hunger. It's a daunting task considering that it will take a 70 percent increase in food production by 2050 to meet the demands of a growing global population, but that only serves as motivation for the two Iowa State University undergrads.

    Reicks, a junior majoring in supply chain management and business economics, and Forsyth, a sophomore in ag business and agriculture and society, have different ideas on how to achieve food security. They will spend the next semester developing their concepts into a workable solution for the Land O'Lakes Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders for Food Security fellowship.

    AMES, Iowa – Olivia Reicks and Trey Forsyth want to be part of the solution to end world hunger. It’s a daunting task considering that it will take a 70 percent increase in food production by 2050 to meet the demands of a growing global population, but that only serves as motivation for the two Iowa State University undergraduates.    

    Reicks, a junior majoring in supply chain management and business economics, and Forsyth, a sophomore majoring in ag business and agriculture and society, have different ideas on how to achieve food security. They will spend the next semester developing their concepts into a workable solution for the Land O’Lakes Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders for Food Security fellowship.  

    - See more at: http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2015/01/22/foodchallenge#sthash.CczkCTo1.dpuf

  • Reception honors 2014 James R. Prescott Scholarship awardees

    Congratulations to scholarship recipients Jimena Gonzalez Ramirez, Jonathan McFadden, and Pan Liu! The scholarship was established to recognize graduate students who demonstrate creativity in their research. It was presented by Jeri Prescott on behalf of her husband, former Emeritus Professor James R. Prescott, who passed away in September 2012. See photos of the reception.

External Seminars and Workshops

Conferences and Calls for Papers

Funding Opportunities

  • 2014-2015 Global Center for Food Systems Innovation Grants
  • 2015 Ceres Trust Grad Student grants

    Up to 10 one-year grants of up to $10,000 each will be made to support organic research by full-time graduate students (Masters and Ph.D.) enrolled at accredited colleges and universities in the North Central Region.

    More information available

  • USDA NRCS FY 2015 Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)

    Pre-proposals due Feb. 24, 2015

    More information available

Job Opportunities