The Department of Economics has hired a new student technician, Philip Sciranko. He earned his Associate Degree in Management Information Systems at Southwestern CC in Creston, IA
CALS faculty, staff, and guests are invited to join the college at the annual barbecue on Sep. 3, 3-6 pm at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center prior to the ISU vs. UNI football game at 7 pm. Attendees will enjoy complimentary Hickory Park barbeque, networking with CALS alums and friends, and hands-on family friendly activities from CALS student organizations. Shuttle service will be provided to and from the stadium.
Register to attend by Aug. 26.
The US-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund
Catherine Kling, professor, was interviewed by Ariela Zycherman for her Spotlight on Food-Energy Water Systems (FEWS) Researchers blog.
David Swenson, associate scientist, gave three interviews last week with:
Matthew Piper, Salt Lake City Tribune, about the regional economic benefits of data centers.
Publication Subvention Grants Program from VPR
Call for proposals
Any full-time faculty member or any P&S staff member at the rank of P37 or above may apply for this award through his/her academic unit.
Application deadlines: Oct. 1, 2016 and April 2, 2017.
As a result of a resolution from the Student Government, black and white student printing charges have been set at $.05 per page on all printers on campus.
Student fees cover 100 pages of black and white per semester, with some colleges offering additional subsidies to students for additional pages. After a student has reached his/her limit of printed pages, students are charged a minimum of $1.00 per month for additional printing. Setting a consistent printing price across campus helps students better budget their printing each semester.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, wrote an article:
Jacobs, Keri L. “Co-ops Managing Through Low Margins,” Feedstuffs, August 8, 2016, 44.
USDA Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate Fellowship Grants
The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture is accepting applications for the Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship Grants Program. The 2016 Request for Applications solicits projects that support training students for master's and doctoral degrees in food, agricultural and natural resource sciences, and for special international study or thesis/dissertation research travel allowances.
CALS Career Services office will host a USDA Pathways for Recent Graduates event on Aug 24-25 in the Memorial Union Cardinal Room. More than 35 recruiters from Farm Service Agency, Risk Management Agency and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services will be on campus for the event. The federal initiative targets recent graduates (less than two years out; six years for those with military experience) and Dec. 2016 graduates for training programs within the designated agencies.
Recent masters grad Savanna Lyons, received First Place in the Graduate Student Extension Competition at AAEA for the food hub financial metrics program that she developed as part of her economics M.S. thesis.
Wayne Fuller, distinguished professor emeritus of statistics and economics, is one of several Iowans with ties to CALS, who will be painted at the university exhibit at the Varied Industries Building during the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 11-21.
Computers: The Department of Economics authorizes one computer (thin client) and two monitors per graduate student. If you do not have one in your office, and would like one, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list. If you have one in your office that is not currently being used, or that is not set up, please let him know that as well. If you do not want a station at your desk he can remove any unwanted equipment.
David Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed by:
Alexander Sammon, Mother Jones, for a story on the Dakota Access pipeline controversy in Iowa, he had questions on Swenson's research that critiqued the economic impact study done on that project.
Georgeanne Artz, undergraduate Agricultural Business Club advisor, lead the ISU team to win the Creative Club award this year for their new trivia night idea. The team also won third place at the AAEA 2016 Quiz Bowl.
Matthew Clancy (2015) received the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award at the 2016 AAEA Meetings in Boston, MA.
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was interviewed by Nancy Mayfield from The Eastern Iowa Farmer, Sycamore Media (Distributed to 3,000 farmers in Bellevue, DeWitt and Maquoketa, Iowa) about how to manage margins with low crop prices.
Sonya Huffman, adjunct associate professor, presented "Life Satisfaction and Diet: Evidence from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey “ at two conferences:
Neil E. Harl, emeritus professor, will be featured on the Successful Farming Radio Magazine in a program entitled, "Farm Estate and Business Planning," on Aug. 8, 9, 10 and 11...
Economics department alumnus Subhra Bhattacharjee married Alexander Reitmeyer on July 19, 2016 in Kolkata, India. Subhra, who is a recent PhD student of Cathy Kling and Joydeep Bhattacharya, works in Jerusalem for the United Nations. Several other department alumni attended the event. Shown in photo, left to right: Ritwik Banerjee (MS), Monisankar Bishnu (PhD), Subhra, Joydeep, and Min Wang (PhD).