Dr. Keri L Jacobs In the News
Keri Jacobs, associate professor, presented at a series of educational workshops in Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska for boards of directors and management of cooperatives. The topics included governance and financial analysis of cooperatives and strategic financial management.
Keri Jacobs, associate professor, did a recent interview on Iowa Public Radio and Harvest Media on cooperatives Nov. 1, 2018.
"Ag Co-ops Are More Than Seeds And Sales, They’re Boosting Rural Economies"
Several department members will offer valuable insight on key factors impacting 2019 operating decisions at 12 Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Seminars to be held across the state in November and December.
Keri Jacobs, associate professor, traveled with 20 students to visit co-ops in Wisconsin and Minnesota Oct. 17-20, 2018.
Keri Jacobs, associate professor, gave a presentation Oct. 9 at the Iowa Institute for Cooperatives CFO/Controller Conference on how Sec 199A of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act impact agricultural cooperatives and producers. The presentation title is “Sec 199A Pass-Through Decisions for Co-op Boards.”
Keri Jacobs, associate professor, presented a research paper on cooperative consolidation at the International Cooperative Alliance European Research Conference at Wageningen University in The Netherlands on July 5.
Three assistant professors have been promoted to the rank of associate professor.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, gave a presentation at the Cooperative Network’s Federal Dairy Issues Forum, April 10, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Her presentation discussed the recent tax changes that will impact agricultural cooperatives and their members.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, was an invited speaker at the cooperative board session of the Minnesota Grain and Feed Association’s 111th Annual Convention in Prior Lake, Wisconsin Weds., March 7.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, wrote an article on the potential impacts of a section in the new Tax Reform and Jobs Act dealing with deductions for cooperatives and producers.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor presented at the Women in Ag Leadership conference Nov. 27-28, 2017 at the Scheman Building.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, delivered a keynote presentation, “Consolidation and Competition in Midwest Agriculture: Are these Game-Changers?” at the University of Minnesota’s Crop Pest Management Short Course on Dec. 12, 2017.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, has a new peer-reviewed extension publication, “Evaluating a Company’s Financial Position before Selling Grain on Deferred Price Contracts.”
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, was interviewed in a story in Iowa Farmer Today about how local farm co-ops deal with a weak ag economy.
“The thinking is that (the strong balance sheets) will sustain them through a down period in agriculture,” says Keri Jacobs.
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.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor was interviewed by Gene Lucht for a Sept. 23rd Iowa Farmer Today story on trends in Iowa's cooperatives, their financial health, and industry outlook.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, will speak at the 20th Annual Farmer Cooperatives Conference to be held on Nov. 1-3, 2017, at the Intercontinental Riverfront in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota.
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.
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.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, presented on consolidation trends in agriculture and cooperatives to Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company’s Board Council at their annual meeting in Des Moines June 8, 2017.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, was interviewed by Farm Journal’s Ag Pro as a follow-up to her article in AgriMarketing, “Ag Cooperatives Consolidating, Too.”
Georgeanne Artz, assistant professor, Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, and Christian Boessen, senior lecturer, received notification from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) that their recent publication in the NACTA Journal is being awarded the E.B. Knight Journal Award.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, spoke at Texas A&M University’s Master of Agribusiness Symposium on Cooperatives on Friday, March 30th. She made a presentation titled, “Cooperative Challenges and Pressure on Leadership.”
Keri 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.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, is featured in a five-part video series focusing on the history and function of co-ops that is now available through a partnership with the Iowa Institute for Cooperatives.
On Thurs., Feb. 16, Keri Jacobs, Iowa Institute for Cooperatives Economics Professor and extension economist, moderated a session at the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, will travel to Washington, D.C. to present at an event on Feb. 17, 2017. “American-Made BioEnergy from Field to Refinery: Feedstock Logistics” will be hosted by the Council on Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, has recently made several presentations:
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, arranged for a delegation from DuPont Pioneer China to visit Key Cooperative to learn about the cooperative business model, capitalization, and member use of the cooperative.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, wrote an article:
Jacobs, Keri L. “Co-ops Managing Through Low Margins,” Feedstuffs, August 8, 2016, 44.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, was quoted in a story on coop mergers in the current Iowa Soybean Review.
The mentions are on pages 13, 14 and 15.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, spoke with Matt Wilde, Iowa Soybean Association why (historical and future) local cooperatives are consolidating and the impact on famers and Iowa.Jacobs also spoke with Roy Leidahl, Iowa Farmer Today about consolidation of cooperatives, what is driving it, and the impacts on producers.