Two GS-14/15 Agricultural Economist positions:
Agricultural Economist (Senior Economist – Agricultural Policy), GS-0110-14/15 position has been posted as AG-OCE-2017-0169: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/480953200
Agricultural Economist (Senior Economist – Agricultural Trade), GS-0110-14/15 position has been posted as AG-OCE-2017-0170: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/480954400
Application deadline: Oct. 13, 2017
Crop Insurance and Risk Management Analyst
On Sept. 19, 2017, the U.S. Treasury announced 2017 Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund Awards which included an $80,580 Technical Assistance grant for Iowa Community Capital (ICC) to explore new financial products and new markets in serving target low-income populations in Iowa and collaborating states.
This is the current information regarding course material adoption for Spring 2018 as it relates to the Higher Education Opportunity Act. Please consider the attached items about this policy and consider it as you prepare for spring 2018.
Please note Course Material Adoption Deadline is Oct. 6, 2017.
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor did several recent interviews:
Director of the Research and Impact Assessment Division
Application deadline: Oct. 12, 2017
Assistant Professor position in Agricultural Economics
Application deadline: Dec. 1, 2017
Science Resources Analyst
The incumbent is part of the Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI) Program within NCSES
Application deadline: Oct. 10, 2017
Several openings posted on the AAEA Job Board for experienced and new Ph.D.s and M.S. graduates.
Joe Kerns ('86 ag business) risk management consultant and president of Kerns and Associates, will present the 2017 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Oct. 5 at Iowa State University.
“Ceasing trade with China would have a major short-term impact on agricultural markets. China is one of our top two markets, going back and forth with Canada, with a rough value of $20 billion per year in ag trade,” Hart said.
The Business Record reports that last week Senator Grassley's office informed Mark Edelman, professor, that the Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration has approved a Seed Fund Support Grant for $300,000 over 3 years to support the $600,000 project called the Iowa Rural Equity Project.
Neil E. Harl, emeritus professor, was quoted in an article in the September 22, 2017 U.S. News & World Report.
"Limos Not Tractors," focuses on the repeal of the Federal Estate tax. (Harl is opposed to the repeal for several reasons and has been widely quoted on the issue.)
Dr. Junjie Sun ('06 PhD economics) was recently promoted to Deputy Directory of the Market Risk Analysis Division at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), an independent bureau within the US Department of the Treasury.
Leigh Tesfatsion, professor, gave an invited presentation, "Agent-Based Modeling Tools for Electric Power Market Design: Implications for Macro/Financial Policy."
Landus Cooperative, in collaboration with ISU's Department of Economics, recently awarded 15 $1,000 scholarships to freshman majoring in agricultural business.
ISU recently received NSF funding to become an I-Corps site. Basically I-Corps is a program to grow and enhance our entrepreneurial ecosystem targeting graduate students and PostDocs. The program is team focused (Teams of 3 to 4) and involves training and other support for graduate students/Post Docs (working in a team with a faculty, known as an academic lead, and an entrepreneur mentor).