Dr. Keri L Jacobs In the News

October 29, 2018
 

Dr. Chad Hart, Dr. Keri JacobsChad Hart, associate professor, and Keri Jacobs, associate professor, were featured in a story called “Soybean Farmers Face Shorter Profit Margins” that aired on National Public Radio Oct. 26.

October 22, 2018
 

Cooperative tripKeri Jacobs, associate professor, traveled with 20 students to visit co-ops in Wisconsin and Minnesota Oct. 17-20, 2018.

October 18, 2018
 

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri 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.” 

August 16, 2018
 

Several faculty members will be taking on new department responsibilities this fall:

  • Brent Kreider, professor, is the new Director of Graduate Education.
  • Keri Jacobs, associate professor, is the new Director of Undergraduate Studies.
  • Sergio Lence, professor, is the new teaching coordinator.

 

July 16, 2018
 

Keri Jacobs, Ziran Li, Dermot HayesKeri Jacobs, associate professor, Ziran Li ('17 PhD), and Dermot Hayes, professor, have a new publication in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, titled, “Reference-Dependent Hedging: Theory and Evidence from Iowa Corn Producers.” 

July 12, 2018
 

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri 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.  

July 03, 2018
 

Dr. Artz, Dr. Jacobs, Dr. SchulzThree assistant professors have been promoted to the rank of associate professor.

May 21, 2018
 

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, gave an invited talk at a joint seminar of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Centre for the Study of Co-operatives at the University of Saskatchewan on Friday, May 11. 

May 15, 2018
 

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, was featured in the latest ANR Extension Staff Spotlight.

April 18, 2018
 

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, was interviewed April 12 on an ag news radio show on WAXX 104.5 on the new tax laws impacting producers and agricultural cooperatives.

April 12, 2018
 

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri 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.

March 13, 2018
 

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, was interviewed for a March 9th story in Successful Farming on a retroactive fix that likely will be part of an omnibus bill set to be passed on March 23. 

March 12, 2018
 

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri 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.

January 29, 2018
 

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri 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.

January 04, 2018
 

Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor presented at the Women in Ag Leadership conference Nov. 27-28, 2017 at the Scheman Building.

December 18, 2017
 

Keri JacobsKeri 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.

November 15, 2017
 

Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, has a new peer-reviewed extension publication, “Evaluating a Company’s Financial Position before Selling Grain on Deferred Price Contracts.” 

November 07, 2017
 

Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, will be leading the workshop “Becoming a Cooperative Board Influencer” at the ISU Women in Ag Leadership Conference, Nov. 27-28, 2017 at the Scheman Building.

November 06, 2017
 

Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, was an invited speaker and session moderator at the 2017 Farmer Cooperatives Conference in St. Paul, MN, Nov. 3-4.

September 26, 2017
 

Keri JacobsKeri 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.

September 21, 2017
 

Cochran Fellowship Program visit to Iowa StateEight agricultural professional women from Nigeria are visiting Iowa State’s Global Programs and Economics Departments this week as part of the USDA’s Cochran Fellowship program.

September 18, 2017
 

Keri JacobsKeri 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.

September 13, 2017
 

Keri JacobsKeri 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.

September 12, 2017
 

Keri JacobsKeri 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.

July 18, 2017
 

Keri JacobsKeri 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.

July 05, 2017
 

Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, conducted a webinar for the Iowa Communications Alliance titled, “Managing Equity and Growing Value in an Uncertain Environment” on June 27.

June 15, 2017
 

Keri JacobsKeri 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. 

June 01, 2017
 

Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor was interviewed by Donnelle Eller, the Des Moines Register, regarding her article on consolidation in ag and cooperatives that appeared in AgriMarketing last month. 

May 18, 2017
 

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, was interviewed by Farm Journal’s Ag Pro as a follow-up to her article in AgriMarketing, “Ag Cooperatives Consolidating, Too.” 

May 18, 2017
 

Dr. Quinn Weninger, Dr. Keri JacobsQuinn Weninger, professor, and Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, have been awarded a two-year grant totaling $196, 257 from the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

May 09, 2017
 

Dr. Georgeanne Artz, Dr. Keri Jacobs, Dr. Christian BoessenGeorgeanne 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.

April 11, 2017
 

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, was asked to submit an article on consolidation of ag cooperatives for publication in AgriMarketing.

April 10, 2017
 

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri 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.”

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.

February 23, 2017
 

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri 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.

February 20, 2017
 

Dr. Keri JacobsOn 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.

February 13, 2017
 

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri 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.

February 08, 2017
 

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, has recently made several presentations:

November 18, 2016
 

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri 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. 

October 12, 2016
 

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, was interviewed by Ag communications student Kelsey Faivre for the article, "Barriers to Sustainable Ag" which was published October 3, 2016 in "Feedstuffs" magazine.

August 17, 2016
 

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, wrote an article:
Jacobs, Keri L. “Co-ops Managing Through Low Margins,” Feedstuffs, August 8, 2016, 44.   

July 05, 2016
 

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, worked with Iowa Institute for Cooperatives this spring to develop and host the first annual Iowa Cooperative Intern Day at the Monsanto Learning Center on Thursday, June 23.

May 02, 2016
 

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri 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.

March 07, 2016
 

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, was quoted in an article in Iowa Farmer Today about how Iowa co-ops are making money.

February 25, 2016
 

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri 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.