Dermot Hayes, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences in the Department of Economics and professor and Pioneer Hi-Bred International Chair in Agribusiness in the Ivy School of Business, is the recipient of the Dean Lee R. Kolmer Award for Excellence in Applied Research from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.
His research focus includes U.S. farm policy and international agricultural trade, agribusiness, crop insurance, financial derivatives and the potential impact of China on commodity markets. He is a consulting trade economist for the National Pork Producers Association.
Hayes is often sought after by media to provide insight on farm policy and international trade. In 2020, he was frequently asked for his input on U.S. pork exports and how China trade was challenged by coronavirus, African swine fever, and the fate of farmers as meat packing plants closed. Over a 14-day period in April, his media reach was calculated by the ISU Office of Strategic Relations and Communications to be 871.3 million.
Hayes received his award at the 2021 CALS Virtual Awards Ceremony March 22, 2021.