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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible or by July 24, 2017, to express interest.
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
David Swenson, associate scientist, made a presentation to the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors meeting on the economic conditions for the county.
Keri 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.
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.
"An economic analysis of Integrated crop-livestock systems in Iowa, USA."
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.
Ron Deiter, professor, gave an invited presentation entitled “An Economic Update on the NCAA and Collegiate Sports” to the Ames Lions Club July 13, 2017.
Maximum Award: $100,000
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2017
Scientific Research is a non-allowable expense.
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BARD is accepting applications to five funding opportunities. Applicants should note BARD’s new online submission process and format requirements.
As I complete my 16th semester at Iowa State University, I can’t help but reflect at the simple power of bringing good people together.
The Spring 2017 Department of Economics Alumni Newsletter Update is now available online.
Mary 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.
Phil 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.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, conducted a webinar for the Iowa Communications Alliance titled, “Managing Equity and Growing Value in an Uncertain Environment” on June 27.
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.
David 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.
Ron 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.
Diana McLaughlin, administrative specialist, retires Friday, July 7, 2017, after more than 44 years of service to Iowa State University.
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.