Weekly Announcements for Faculty, Staff, and Students

Friday, February 12, 2016


  • New Data Resource Center

    ISU Extension and Outreach has developed a Data Resource Center which is currently up and running in beta version at http://indicators.extension.iastate.edu.

    It contains U.S. Census Bureau Data – 2010 Decennial Census Data and 2010-2014 American Community Survey Data – and has access to Iowa City Government Finance Data.

    When the agencies release new information, it is automatically updated on the new Iowa State site.


  • Soares Cardoso wins Brown Graduate Fellowship

    Second year graduate student Diego Soares Cardoso has been awarded the 2016 Brown Graduate Fellowship.

    He will receive $10,000 on his U-bill, $5000 in August and $5000 in January, should he remain a full-time student in good standing at Iowa State.

    The focus of the Brown Graduate Fellowship is to strategically advance ISU research in the areas of study which include science, agriculture, and space science. For graduate students to be eligible they must have GPA of 3.5 or above, a total GRE score for verbal plus quantitative of 320 or above, a GRE analytical writing score of 4.0 and show a high level of excellence in both their studies and research.

    Peter Orazem, Diego's advisor says, "In every one of our meetings from our very first, Diego has come in with his plans for the semester. Then he goes out and does it. He is driven to combine his interests in computer science and economics and he consistently demonstrates that he will be very good at it. As an adviser, my job has been to make sure I do not get in his way."

  • Wintersteen honored

    Dean of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Wendy Wintersteen was presented the Distinguished Service to Iowa Agriculture Award by the Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

    Wintersteen was recognized for her leadership in the growth of undergraduate education in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, serving the state as an extension specialist and being a “champion for the students, faculty and staff in the college and for the agricultural industry in Iowa.”

  • Weekly media contacts for the Department of Economics - Moschini

    GianCarlo Moschini, professor, was interviewed for a story in Iowa Farmer Today about Syngenta's board of directors voting to accept a purchase offer from ChemChina, a Chinese state-owned chemical company.

Department Seminars and Workshops

External Seminars and Workshops

  • EPSCoR Colloquium

    Building an Interdisciplinary Research Team
    Feb. 29, 7 pm
    2019 Morrill Hall
    More information

Conferences and Calls for Papers

  • Transportation and Public Utilities Group

    2017 TPUG Annual Meeting
    Held in conjunction with the annual AAEA meetings
    Jan. 6-8, 2017
    Chicago, IL
    More information


Funding Opportunities

  • CARD dissertation award

    CARD Award for Best Ph.D. Dissertation in Agricultural, Environmental, and Energy Economics and Policy
    Open to all economics students
    More information

  • John Deere Grant Process

    2016 John Deere Grant Process
    Deadline: Mar. 1
    More information

  • Open Limited Submission Opportunities

    Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
    Due date: May 1
    More information

    Research and Extension Experiential Learning for Undergraduate Fellowships
    Due date: Mar. 24
    More information

    Professional Development for Secondary School Teachers and Educational Professionals
    Due date: Mar. 18
    More information

Job Opportunities

Papers and Presentations

  • Recent presentations by Huffman

    Jin, Yu and Wallace E. Huffman. “Measuring Public Agricultural Research and Extension and Estimating their Impacts on Agricultural Productivity: New Insights from U.S. Evidence.” Agricultural Economics 47(2016):15-31.

    Strzok, J.L. and W.E. Huffman. “Willingness to Pay for Organic Food Products and Organic Purity: Experimental Evidence.” AgBioForum 18(2015):345-353.

    Lacy, Katie and Wallace E. Huffman. “Consumer Demand for  Potato Products and Willingness-to-Pay for Low-Acrylamide, Sulfite-Free Fresh Potatoes and Dices: Evidence from Lab Auctions.” Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 41(2016): 116-137.

    Volume 18, No. 3, 2015 of the journal AgBioForum is devoted a set of papers from the August 1, 2014, symposium in honor of the productive career of Wallace Huffman. It can be found at the following website: http://www.agbioforum.org.

  • Hart to speak at seminar

    Chad Hart, professor, will speak at a seminar which is part of the Iowa Corn Crop Fair Series on Friday, Feb. 12 in Shenandoah, Iowa. He will talk about the crop market outlook for 2016-2017.

  • Zhang to speak at workshop

    On Feb. 12th, Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, will present at the Farmland Owners Workshop in Altoona, IA, organized by ISU Extension and Outreach. He will talk about situations and trends in farmland markets and farmland ownership.

    Zhang also won the Best Dissertation Award, from the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, at the Ohio State University.