Mary Holz-Clause, ('09 agricultural education) has been named chancellor of University of Minnesota Crookston. Dr. Holz-Clause’s appointment is effective June 30, 2017, pending approval by the University of Minnesota Board of Regents.
Phil Harris ('73 economics), an emeritus professor of agricultural and applied economics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, has joined Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation as a visiting professor. He is serving the center in a part-time role as visiting professor.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, conducted a webinar for the Iowa Communications Alliance titled, “Managing Equity and Growing Value in an Uncertain Environment” on June 27.
USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has created an AFRI Funded Projects webpage. The Agricultural and Food Research Initiative program supports research, education and extension work important to the U.S. food and agricultural sector.
David Swenson, associate scientist, was a guest on KASI Radio’s “The Trent Rice Show” to talk about tight labor markets and why that is, in fact, a good thing.
Ron Deiter, professor, gave a presentation entitled “Two Fun Economic Pricing Games Are In Your Future” on June 28 and again on June 29 to participants attending the annual Iowa 4-H Conference on campus. The theme of this year’s conference was “Start Your Future Here” and there were over 700 participants.
Diana McLaughlin, administrative specialist, retires Friday, July 7, 2017, after more than 44 years of service to Iowa State.
Please join us in celebrating her long career with the Economics Department. Stop in to 260 Heady on Friday any time from 8 to 4 to wish her well and enjoy some tasty refreshments!
As of June 27, Iowa State’s GoldSheet system has a new way to categorize research.
ISU scholars are engaged in research that stretches across all disciplines at Iowa State. This broad spectrum of research often leads to the Board of Regents, legislators, stakeholders, media and others asking how much of Iowa State’s research falls into which area of research.
Washington University in St. Louis
Economics Graduate Student Conference, October 28, 2017
Submission deadline: Aug. 14, 2017
Darrin Rahn ('12 ag bus) will be returning to campus in July 2017 for the George Washington Carver Internship program and to be featured in the CALS diversity video.
Message to CALS Faculty and staff on behalf of Todd Vens:
Transitioning CALS from Blackboard to Canvas
- Most courses will still use Blackboard this fall
- A select group of early adopters will use Canvas this fall
- All spring 2018 courses must use Canvas
- Access to Blackboard for most users will end December 22
The Transition Process
David Swenson, associate scientist, answered questions from Donnelle Eller, Des Moines Register, about Iowa’s labor supply and what that means for future growth.
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, discussed the farm financial situation with the Iowa AgSTATE Group based on his analysis of farm level data from the Iowa Farm Business Association June 16, 2017.
The 72nd Annual Ag Credit School jointly organized by ISU Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Bankers Association was successfully conducted June 12-16 in Ames.
Wallace Huffman, professor, organized a session entitled, “Investments in Public and Private R&D and Contributions to Technology Development and Agricultural Productivity,” at the 2017 International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research (ICABR).
Iowa Swine Day will be held again this year, on June 29th at the Scheman Building.
What is new this year is that faculty can attend at no cost – IF you register on or before June 17th.