Agricultural and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program
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Zhuo (Adam) Chen, Ph.D. 2003, ISU Dept Economics, has recently left the Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, for a tenure track Associated Professor position.
Alan Barkema ('86 economics) gave the 2017 Carl and Marjory Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture April 11.
An open letter was released April 12, 2017, signed by 1,470 economists, affirming that immigration is good for the American economy. Signatories include six Nobel Laureates and members of the Reagan, GHW Bush, Clinton, GW Bush, and Obama Administrations, as well as leading economists from across the country. Several economists from Iowa State University also participated.
Iowa State University has named Dr. Dermot Hayes Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Ag Bus juniors, Brandon Hanson, from Iowa Falls, and Michael Barr, Kellogg, are two of the 20 students selected for the 2017-2018 Vermeer International Leadership Program.
ISU’s Blackboard license will expire at the end of the year. It will be replaced by Canvas or Desire2Learn. A final decision will be made next month. This is a critically important matter for many faculty, including some in the department.
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Wallace Huffman, professor, gave an off-campus talk, “Wellbeing and Gross National Income Comparisons for OECD Countries,” to the Department of Economics and Finance, University of Texas-El Paso, El Paso, TX, on April 7, 2017.
Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC)
Neil E. Harl, emeritus professor, was invited to address the Committee on Agriculture, United States House of Representatives, on Taxation and Tax Policy, on April 5, rescheduled after a March 15 cancellation. Because of Mrs. Harl's illness, Dr. Harl submitted his views in writing.
The Forest Trust (TFT) has a summer internship opportunity at their Seattle office for graduate students in agriculture and environment related programs. This position will support our evolving work on advancing transformation in global soy supply chains, and it will focus on environmental and social issues in soy production in Canada and the US.
The position will have a limited stipend, so students are encouraged to find matching funding if possible.
Leigh Tesfatsion, professor, recently made the presentaion, "Modeling Economic Systems as Locally-Constructive Sequential Games," Social Behavioral Modeling and Simulation Workshop, Sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA, April 3-4, 2017.
Members of the college’s young alumni initiative, Curtiss League, were on campus Friday, March 31 for their annual kick-off event.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, spoke at Texas A&M University’s Master of Agribusiness Symposium on Cooperatives on Friday, March 30th. She made a presentation titled, “Cooperative Challenges and Pressure on Leadership.”
David Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Erin Murphy, reporter for Lee Enterprises, about the source (sources) of Iowa’s current revenue shortfall.
Swenson also spoke to:
AFRI FY 2017 Water for Food Production Systems Challenge Area
Letters of Intent Due May 17, 2017
Full Applications Due Aug. 2, 2017
NBER Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program
Deadline: April 30, 2017
The NBER Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (PIE) Program is seeking proposals for research grants in the areas of Innovation Policy, Entrepreneurship and Digitization.
Funding is available for eight grants in total: