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March 30, 2017

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in the article, "2017 Plant Preview: I-States Tilt Slightly Toward Soybeans," on spring planting projections in AgWeb (Farm Journal Media).

March 29, 2017

2016-2017 Peer Mentors Team

Members of the 2016-2017 Peer Mentor Team were recognized on Peer Mentor Appreciation Day, March 29th, with a come-and-go breakfast hosted at various locations, giveaways, and prizes.

March 28, 2017

Dr. David KeiserDavid Keiser, assistant professor, has published a paper in the forthcoming edition of the Journal of Public Economics. The paper studies the effectiveness of recent bans on phosphates in household automatic dishwasher detergents. It is co-authored with Alex Cohen.

March 27, 2017

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, conducted several presentations and training sessions in March, 2017:

Weds., March 1, a presentation to the Nevada Rotary Club’s Rural Urban Day 2017 in Nevada, Iowa about the consolidation of ag cooperatives and producer-level impacts.

March 27, 2017

Dr. Alejandro Plastina, Dr. Chad HartAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, made a presentation on farmland leasing trends to the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers – Iowa Chapter at their Spring Seminar, March 22, at the Quality Inn Conference Center in Ames, IA.

March 27, 2017

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Matthew Patane, Cedar Rapids Gazette, about what constitutes full employment and what that would mean for the Iowa economy, and Trent Rice, the Trent Rice Show on KASI, about the wave of legacy retail store closings and what that means for the eco

March 21, 2017

Shazia ManusDepartment alumna Shazia Manus ('98 economics) has been named a finalist for the Technology Association of Iowa's prestigious CEO of the Year Prometheus Award.

March 21, 2017

Dr. John LawrenceIowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey presented an Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Leader Award--the Leadership in Conservation--to the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Science Team.

March 20, 2017

Lillian Yutong ZhangLillian Yutong Zhang was born on Saturday, March 18, at 10 pm at Mary Greeley Hospital.

Said Wendong, "We are all doing great. Wei did it all without any epidural, and Lucy the baby sister is also happy and excited, especially after receiving several presents 'from the newborn'. Lillian weighed 6lb 13.5oz and has a length of 19.5 inches. Normal and healthy! Her middle name Yutong is two Chinese characters: Yu means rain and Tong means red sun."

March 20, 2017

Locky Catron Recent grad Locky Catron ('16 ag business), Partner, CleBer, was profiled in a story on Women, Food & Ag Network.

March 20, 2017

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist,  was interviewed last week by:

Trent Rice on KASI’s Trent Rice Show to discuss general economic issues and legislation affecting Iowa workers.

March 13, 2017

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in a story on NPR's All Things Considered, about comments from the head of the president's National Trade Council, Peter Navarro.

March 10, 2017

Study abroad group at St. Giles Cathedral, EdinburghTerry Alexander, senior lecturer in economics and Amy Brandau, an academic adviser in the department of economics, are taking a group of 20 students to England and Scotland during spring break as a part of a CALS study abroad program. These students range from freshmen to seniors.

March 10, 2017

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, made a presentation on Thursday, March 2nd, to the Heartland Chapter of the National Association of Credit Managers in Ankeny, IA about the outlook for the farm economy.

March 09, 2017

Children, Youth, and Families At-Risk Sustainable Community Projects
The mission of the CYFAR Program is to develop and deliver educational programs that equip youth who are at-risk for not meeting basic human needs with the skills they need to lead positive, productive, and contributing lives.
The CYFAR SCP has two (2) strategic objectives:

March 08, 2017

Spring 2017 Ag Bus Club scholarship winners

Ten members of the Agricultural Business Club were awarded $200 scholarships at the club's annual awards banquet March 4th.

Winners include:

March 06, 2017

The Agricultural Business Club presented six members with Outstanding Club Member Awards at their annual awards banquet March 4th.

March 06, 2017

Sarah Fiedler ThornSarah Fiedler Thorn was awarded the 2016 Outstanding Alumni Award by the Agricultural Business Club on March 4, 2017 at their annual awards banquet.

March 06, 2017

Wallace Huffman, “Public Agricultural R&D and Its Contribution to Agricultural Productivity.” Presented at the 2017 NC1034 Symposium on Impact Analysis and Decisions Strategies for Agricultural Research, Tucson, AZ, Feb. 24-25, 2017.

March 06, 2017

During spring break, March 13-17, 2017, the Economics Department office hours will be 7:30-4:00.

March 01, 2017

Dr. Brent Kreider, Dr. Alex ZhylyevskyyBrent Kreider, professor, and Oleksandr Zhylyevskyy, associate professor, have won an LAS seed grant to investigate causal effects of joint participation in SNAP and WIC on mental health and food security.

February 28, 2017

Dr. Mark EdelmanMark Edelman, professor, was interviewed by Joe Gardyasz, the Business Record, for the story "Small Loans, Big Dreams" on Mark Edelman and Solidarity Microfinance.

February 28, 2017

Dr. Wallace HuffmanWallace Huffman, “Investing in People for the 21st Century: Education, Health and Migration.” Presented at the NC1034 Conference on Impact Analyses and Decision Strategies for Agricultural Research, Tucson, AZ, Feb. 24-25, 2017.

February 27, 2017

Dr. John LawrenceJohn Lawrence, associate dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, was the subject of a story in a recent edition of Iowa Farmer Today. Lawrence serves as associate dean for extension at CALS.

February 27, 2017

John LathamAlum John Latham (’92 ag business), president of Latham Hi-Tech Seeds, was featured with a question and answer session in Seed World  http://seedworld.com/optimist-at-heart/

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