The 2017 U.S. News and World Report rankings of graduate programs has listed the Iowa State University Department of Economics tied for 28th among public universities.
Department alumna Shazia Manus ('98 economics) has been named a finalist for the Technology Association of Iowa's prestigious CEO of the Year Prometheus Award.
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey presented an Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Leader Award--the Leadership in Conservation--to the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Science Team.
Lillian Yutong Zhang was born on Saturday, March 18, at 10 pm at Mary Greeley Hospital.
Said Wendong, "We are all doing great. Wei did it all without any epidural, and Lucy the baby sister is also happy and excited, especially after receiving several presents 'from the newborn'. Lillian weighed 6lb 13.5oz and has a length of 19.5 inches. Normal and healthy! Her middle name Yutong is two Chinese characters: Yu means rain and Tong means red sun."
Recent grad Locky Catron ('16 ag business), Partner, CleBer, was profiled in a story on Women, Food & Ag Network.
David Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed last week by:
Trent Rice on KASI’s Trent Rice Show to discuss general economic issues and legislation affecting Iowa workers.
Dave Elbert, the Business Record, about the Revenue Estimating Conference and the downward revisions in state revenues.
Dermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in a story on NPR's All Things Considered, about comments from the head of the president's National Trade Council, Peter Navarro. Speaking at an economics conference in Washington, DC, last week, Navarro expressed concern about foreign companies buying up U.S.
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, made a presentation on Thursday, March 2nd, to the Heartland Chapter of the National Association of Credit Managers in Ankeny, IA about the outlook for the farm economy.
Children, Youth, and Families At-Risk Sustainable Community Projects
The mission of the CYFAR Program is to develop and deliver educational programs that equip youth who are at-risk for not meeting basic human needs with the skills they need to lead positive, productive, and contributing lives.
The CYFAR SCP has two (2) strategic objectives:
Future Leaders in Action is a nonprofit, which cultivates leaders and strengthens youth-oriented nonprofits by hiring and placing college students or recent graduates, known as fellows, with one of their youth nonprofit partners in the Des Moines area to develop or implement a program over twelve weeks.
David Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Kevin Hardy, Des Moines Register, who is doing a story on the Home Base Iowa program that was designed to attract in-migrating veterans and military retirees to the state as skilled supplements to the state’s workforce.
Ten members of the Agricultural Business Club were awarded $200 scholarships at the club's annual awards banquet March 4th.
Professor, Livestock Marketing and Risk Management
Application deadline: May 1, 2017
The Agricultural Business Club presented six members with Outstanding Club Member Awards at their annual awards banquet March 4th.
Sarah Fiedler Thorn was awarded the 2016 Outstanding Alumni Award by the Agricultural Business Club on March 4, 2017 at their annual awards banquet.
Wallace Huffman, “Public Agricultural R&D and Its Contribution to Agricultural Productivity.” Presented at the 2017 NC1034 Symposium on Impact Analysis and Decisions Strategies for Agricultural Research, Tucson, AZ, Feb. 24-25, 2017.
During spring break, March 13-17, 2017, the Economics Department office hours will be 7:30-4:00.
Neil E. Harl, emeritus professor, was quoted in the editor's column in the March issue of Progressive Farmer on mergers and consolidations in agribusiness.
Wallace Huffman, “Investing in People for the 21st Century: Education, Health and Migration.” Presented at the NC1034 Conference on Impact Analyses and Decision Strategies for Agricultural Research, Tucson, AZ, Feb. 24-25, 2017.