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September 28, 2016

The AAEA Trust has a couple of opportunities for a Mentorship Fellowship as well as a scholarship.
Application deadline: Oct. 17, 2016

More information:

McCorkle Scholarship

Sylvia Lane Mentor Fellowship

September 26, 2016

Kevin KimleKevin Kimle, senior lecturer, Bruce Rastetter Chair in Agricultural Entrepreneurship, and director of the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative, was awarded...

September 23, 2016

Dr. Mark EdelmanMark Edelman, professor, will present a seminar Sep. 27 for the Bioeconomy Institute program in connection with the delegation visit by faculty from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany.  

September 22, 2016

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, presented a detailed analysis of farm financial conditions using farm level data from the Iowa Farm Business Association during the Association’s Fall Workshop in Altoona, IA.

September 22, 2016

Dr. Catherine Kling, Dr. David KeiserResearchers at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development have secured an $800,000 grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency that will allow them to study the benefits of water quality improvements.

September 19, 2016

Do you have items to donate for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) United Way Online Auction?  The item(s) could be big or small, such as a gift basket, catered dinner, baked goods, gift card, cleaning service, etc. Last year the Online Auction raised over $2,000!

September 19, 2016

Wendy WintersteenWendy Wintersteen, dean of CALS, has been awarded the Carl F. Hertz Distinguished Service in Agriculture Award from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

September 19, 2016

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was quoted in the Quad City Times on the consistent income growth over the last four or five years in the Qua

September 15, 2016

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, made a presentation Sep. 14, 2016 at the ISU Sustainable Agriculture Graduate Program Colloquium. The title of the talk was "Sustainability of Agro-ecosystems: An Economist's Perspective."

September 14, 2016

GianCarlo Moschini, professor, and Edward Perry, former graduate research assistant, CARD, have co-authored an article detailing the changes in herbicide and insecticide use among farmers growing genetically engineered (GE) crops.

September 14, 2016

Scholarship funds awarded annually by the Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have topped $3 million.

September 14, 2016

Dr. Neil HarlNeil Harl, emeritus professor, was interviewed by Jacob Bunge of the Wall Street Journal on September 13, 2016 with commentary on terms of the merger of Monsanto and Bayer.

September 14, 2016

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Kevin Hardy, Des Moines Register, on the short-term job and income impacts of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

September 08, 2016

Iowa State University is a member of the Iowa Campus Compact which offers professional development and networking opportunities for faculty, staff and students involved in community engagement.


Consider attending the Compact's fall network retreat on community engagement in higher education. Admission is free to ISU faculty, staff and students.


September 08, 2016

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, spoke with Yoko Noge from Nikkei American Inc. (Japanese Economic News) on the declines in commodity prices and farmland values in the Midwest.

September 08, 2016

Dr. Leigh TesfatsionLeigh Tesfatsion, professor, has recently been awarded two grants from the Department of Energy and Iowa Energy Center totaling $557,633 to undertake a careful study of a new “swing” contract design.

September 08, 2016

Dr. Michael DuffyThe Board of Directors of the Chicago Farmers have chosen Michael Duffy, emeritus professor, to receive the "Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award” for his "lifetime of involvement with and research on the farm sector."

September 07, 2016

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, participated in interviews recently with: Kevin Hardy, Des Moines Register, about the history of manufacturing and regional economic change...

September 07, 2016

Christian BoessenChristian Boessen joined the economics department this fall as senior lecturer. He will divide his time equally between advising and teaching both sections of Econ 230 and one section of Econ 102.

September 01, 2016

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, spoke with Christopher Doering and Donnelle Eller, Des Moines Register, about how changes in the downturn in agriculture won't happen unless adverse weather cuts supplies.  

August 31, 2016

Iowa State University is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) network and, as such, all faculty, academic staffpostdocs, professional and graduate students may access at no cost the virtual mentoring and professional development resources available through NCFDD.   

August 31, 2016

Joey MusserJoey Musser, sophomore in software engineering, will be joining the Heady and East IT tech folks this year. He studied Business Information Systems at DMACC in Ankeny, IA, and transferred to Iowa State this year. Joey will be working primarily in the mornings and afternoons during the school year. Welcome to the department, Joey!

August 30, 2016

Dr. Leigh Tesfatsion

Leigh Tesfatsion, professor has recently given the following presentations:

August 30, 2016

The annual Economics Graduate Student Association will host their annual fall picnic on Friday, Sep. 9th at the Maple Shelter in Brookside Park.
All are welcome to attend.

August 30, 2016

Dr. Otavio BartalottiOtavio Bartalotti, assistant professor, presented “Bootstrap Confidence Intervals for Sharp Regression Discontinuity Designs,” an updated version of the one presented at the beginning of the summer and co-authored with Gray Calhoun and Yang He.

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