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 PosDocs. 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).
Description: The Role of Immigrants and Foreign Students in Science, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
Abstract submission deadline: Oct. 31, 2017
IRIS seeks to fund researchers who will use the IRIS data to address questions about the social and economic returns to investments in research.
Up to $15,000 for dissertation awards
Up to $30,000 for early career and established researcher awards
Application deadline: Nov. 1, 2017
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation announces the opening of the 2018 competition for two significant dissertation completion fellowships, and a fellowship opportunity for tenure-track junior faculty. These programs offer support for student and faculty work, in addition to the opportunity to join a seven-decade network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows. The 22,000 Woodrow Wilson Fellows are a select group with an impressive collective record of scholarship, teaching, service, and public influence.
Location: Hilton Orrington, Evanston, Illinois
Description: MEA's 82nd Annual Meeting
Abstract submission deadline: Oct. 6, 2017
Gabriel Lade, assistant professor, will be making two presentations in October, 2017:
Montana State University academic research seminar: "The Costs of Inefficient Regulation: Evidence from the Bakken"
Friday, Oct. 6
Department Chair Joshua Rosenbloom was in Washington, DC Sept. 14, 2017 with other Agricultural Economics Dept. Chairs to speak to members of Congress and their staffs about the value of agricultural economics research.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, gave a presentation Sept. 15 on the cooperative business model in the U.S. and agricultural cooperatives in Iowa to a group of Nigerian women visiting Iowa.
The Iowa Institute for Cooperatives has announced the recipients of the 2017 Iowa Institute for Cooperative Scholarships. The awards were given to full time students at two and four year colleges or universities who had work experience or an internship at an Iowa Institute for Cooperatives member cooperative.
Iowa State University announces that a gift reported in January will result in a new endowment of approximately $145 million to support the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The endowment is made possible through a gift from an anonymous donor couple of an equity stake in Curriculum Associates, LLC, which recently entered into a capital partnership.
Liesl Eathington, assistant scientist, plans to record an interview on Thursday with Dave Price, WHO-TV. Eathington will discuss an analysis she and Dave Swenson conducted on worker migration patterns in Iowa. The interview is scheduled to air Sunday morning on The Insiders.