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July 20, 2017

2017 NIFA Partnership Awards

https://nifa.usda.gov/resource/2017-nifa-partnership-awards

The Office of the VPR is accepting expressions of interest for the NIFA Partnership Awards program. Given the short turnaround for this program, interested faculty should contact Sue Shipitalo (sueship@iastate.edu) as soon as possible or by July 24, 2017, to express interest.

July 20, 2017

2018 Call for Applications 

The Co-operative Research Programme (CRP)'s Call for Applications for funding international conferences (such as workshops, congresses and symposia) and research fellowship grants for funding in 2018 is now open.
Application submission deadline: Sep. 10, 2017
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July 20, 2017

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, made a presentation to the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors meeting on the economic conditions for the county.

July 19, 2017

Peter Orazem, Georgeanne ArtzPeter Orazem, professor, and Georgeanne Artz, assistant professor, were interviewed by Angela Hunt, ISU News Service, for a story about the necessity for businesses in small communities to have viable plans for succession.

July 18, 2017

Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, was interviewed by the Farm Journal for their daily broadcast program that aired June 17 and 18.  The program was on consolidation of agricultural cooperatives.

July 17, 2017

The Board of Regents has approved a new phased retirement program. You can find additional information here: http://www.hr.iastate.edu/benefits/retiree-life/phased-retirement. Below is a brief summary description.

The Board of Regents (BOR) approved a new phased retirement policy for the regents system to replace the one that ended on June 30, 2017. The replacement provides one- and two-year phased options.

July 17, 2017

Georgeanne Artz, William Edwards"An economic analysis of Integrated crop-livestock systems in Iowa, USA." 

July 14, 2017

Ron Deiter receives check from Ryan Sauer, Flint Hills ResourcesRyan Sauer ('01 ag business), Marketing Manager of Flint Hills Resources, stopped by Heady Hall July 13 to deliver a $5,000 Ag Business Club sponsorship check to Ron Deiter, one of the club’s co-advisers (along with Georgeanne Artz and Amy Brandau).

July 13, 2017

The Board of Regents Tuition Task Force has announced dates and times for four public stakeholder meetings. The Tuition Task Force was established this year by the Board to facilitate a public discussion examining core issues and strategies central to the process of setting tuition at Iowa’s public universities.

July 13, 2017

Ron DeiterRon Deiter, professor, gave an invited presentation entitled “An Economic Update on the NCAA and Collegiate Sports” to the Ames Lions Club July 13, 2017.

July 12, 2017

Maximum Award: $100,000
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2017
Scientific Research is a non-allowable expense.
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July 12, 2017

BARD is accepting applications to five funding opportunities. Applicants should note BARD’s new online submission process and format requirements.
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July 10, 2017

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant pro

July 10, 2017

Kevin KimleAs I complete my 16th semester at Iowa State University, I can’t help but reflect at the simple power of bringing good people together.

July 06, 2017

Mary Holz-ClauseMary 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.

July 06, 2017

Phil HarrisPhil 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. 

July 05, 2017

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, had his Ag Policy Review article on an unlikely repeat of the 1980s farm crisis included in a University of Illinois

July 05, 2017

Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, conducted a webinar for the Iowa Communications Alliance titled, “Managing Equity and Growing Value in an Uncertain Environment” on June 27.

July 05, 2017

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.

July 05, 2017

David SwensonDavid 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.

July 05, 2017

Lee SchulzLee Schulz, assistant professor, was quoted in a National Hog Farmer story about the growth of the U.S. hog industry.

July 05, 2017

Ron DeiterRon 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.

June 29, 2017

Diana McLaughlinDiana McLaughlin, administrative specialist, retires Friday, July 7, 2017, after more than 44 years of service to Iowa State University.

June 28, 2017

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.

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