Calls For Application are open for Health Policy Research Scholars, a national leadership development program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Over the course of the four- to five-year program, scholars will:
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, was featured in the first issue of the ISU Extension and Outreach Ag & Natural Resources Staff Spotlight this January. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/ag/wendong-zhang
Tenured Department Chair, Agribusiness and Food Industry Management (ABM)/Agriculture Science (AGS) Department
Associate or Full Professor
To start Fall, 2017
For travel expenses incurred on or after January 1, 2017, the default rate will be 26.75 cents/mile, a decrease from 27 cents/mile. The default mileage reimbursement rate is calculated at 50% of the full IRS rate and is applicable for trips of more than 100 miles if the traveler chooses to use a personal vehicle when a vehicle is available from Transportation Services.
The 2017 full IRS rate is decreasing to 53.5 cents/mile, from the current 2016 rate of 54 cents/mile.
Neil E. Harl, emeritus professor, was quoted in the lead paragraphs of London Financial Times, "Republicans Seek to Put Estate Tax Out to Pasture," Dec. 29, 2016.
David Swenson, associate scientist, was a guest on Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Press program on December 30th. Swenson discussed the economic outlook for 2017.
Sean Fox (Ph.D. ag bus '94) has been named the next head of the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
Water Resources Center Director, Thomas E. Berry Professor in Water Research and Management
Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2017
$5 Million in Funds for Smart Technology Innovations in Agriculture
for research to strengthen the science behind the next generation of internet-connected agricultural implements and resources through the Cyber Physical Systems program. Funding for this program is made through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.
Application deadline: Feb. 15, 2017
Department faculty and staff:
As many of you know, the university is reviewing our needs with respect to learning management systems and will be soliciting feedback from users before selecting a new system. If anyone wishes to follow this process or has feedback and advice to contribute, please visit https://www.lms.iastate.edu.
Assistant/Associate Professor, Natural Resource Economics
Nine month tenure track
Baton Rouge, LA
Application deadline: Feb. 15, 2017
Neil E. Harl, emeritus professor, was interviewed on December 16 by Barney Jopson with the Financial Times, Washington, D.C. on consequences of a repeal of the Federal Estate Tax.
David Swenson, associate scientist, taped a segment with Andy Peterson, WMT Radio, about consumer sentiment and holiday shopping prospects this year.
Farm Management Assistant or Associate Professor and Extension Specialist
Applied Economics Department
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
Application deadline: Jan. 17, 2017 or until filled
Assistant professor, Sustainability Education
Application deadline: Dec. 22, 2016 or until filled
The Economics administrative office hours for 260-266 and 174 Heady Hall will be:
Dec. 19-22, 7:30-4
Dec. 23-Jan. 2, 2017, CLOSED
Jan. 3-6, 7:30-4
The Fall 2016 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants Conference Webcast is now available on YouTube, and may be accessed here.
Topics include: Types of NSF Funding Opportunities, Proposal Preparation, Award Management, the Merit Review Process, the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program, and more.
The U.S. Treasury informed ISU Community Vitality Center Director, Mark Edelman that Iowa Community Capital has met the requirements for certification as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).
A buckeye tree donated in memory of ag bus alumnus Ryan Hrubes (2010) by The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences was planted near Curtiss Hall in October.
A revised set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Proposal Preparation and Award Administration has been issued. These FAQs accompany the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 17-1), and are effective for proposals submitted or due, and awards made on or after, Jan. 30, 2017.