A new on-line journal, Journal of Applied Farm Economics, is being published by the Center for Commercial Agriculture at Purdue University.
John Lawrence, CALS associate dean and director of extension and outreach, has been named interim vice president of of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Lawrence will succeed Cathann Kress, who is leaving to accept a dean position at The Ohio State University.
Richard Allen ('63 ag business), a retired statistician from Fairfax, Virginia, has been inducted into the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service Hall of Fame. Allen was honored for his service to National Agricultural Statistics Service and U.S.
Chad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in the article, "2017 Plant Preview: I-States Tilt Slightly Toward Soybeans," on spring planting projections in AgWeb (Farm Journal Media).
Members of the 2016-2017 Peer Mentor Team were recognized on Peer Mentor Appreciation Day, March 29th, with a come-and-go breakfast hosted at various locations, giveaways, and prizes.
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics (AAE)
Full time, tenure track
Application deadline: April 22, 2017
David Keiser, assistant professor, has published a paper in the forthcoming edition of the Journal of Public Economics. The paper studies the effectiveness of recent bans on phosphates in household automatic dishwasher detergents. It is co-authored with Alex Cohen.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, conducted several presentations and training sessions in March, 2017:
Weds., March 1, a presentation to the Nevada Rotary Club’s Rural Urban Day 2017 in Nevada, Iowa about the consolidation of ag cooperatives and producer-level impacts.
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, made a presentation on farmland leasing trends to the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers – Iowa Chapter at their Spring Seminar, March 22, at the Quality Inn Conference Center in Ames, IA.
David Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Matthew Patane, Cedar Rapids Gazette, about what constitutes full employment and what that would mean for the Iowa economy, and Trent Rice, the Trent Rice Show on KASI, about the wave of legacy retail store closings and what that means for the economy.
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.
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.