Dr. Wendong Zhang In the News
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor was quoted in a June 7 ArgiNews news brief:
Rental rates for Iowa farmland increased for the first time since 2013, according to a survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, was elected to Chair Elect of the the Agricultural Finance & Management section of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) in May.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for a story in Successful Farming at Agiculture.com about the recent survey results from the 91st Annual Soil Management Land Valuation Conference May 16 in Ames, Iowa.
"Having an estimate in writing of all the work that will be done to fix the fence is a good first step. A second step would involve putting a value to the pasture. Typically, a negotiation would follow, and a written contract should be signed," advised Plastina.
"Many producers are experiencing financial challenges, especially regarding working capital. So you may want to consider the impacts of pattern-tiling all your fields on your working capital, and that may suggest you want to prioritize on the most needed fields or even subfields." said Zhang.
Minghao Li, research associate, Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, and Chad Hart, associate professor, published the article "What Have We Learned from China’s Past Trade Retaliation Strategies?" in Choices.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, had his paper "Do U.S. Anglers Care about Harmful Algal Blooms? A Discrete Choice Experiment of Lake Erie Recreational Anglers" in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, accepted an invitation to make a presentation February 22, 2018 at the 94th Annual USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum - The Roots of Prosperity, in Arlington, Virginia.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, and Minghao Li, postdoctoral researcher, published a new article "Navigating the Chinese agricultural economy through the lens of Iowa" in Ag Decision Maker this week.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, was quoted in a story in Agrimoney about the results from the 2018 ISU Land Value Survey, released in November.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, will speak at the 2018 Farm Futures Business Summit Jan. 18-19, 2018, at the Coralville Marriott Hotel near Iowa City, Iowa.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, is scheduled to speak at the 2018 Farm Futures Business Summit Jan. 18-19, 2018 at the Coralville Marriott Hotel, near Iowa City. Zhang will talk about what’s really going on in the Chinese ag economy and the implications for U.S. agriculture.
Dermot Hayes, professor, and Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, hosted China's Consul General Hong Lei at the Memorial Union on Sept. 11, 2017, to discuss the collaboration of the economics department with the Chinese Academy of Ag Sciences to set up a center at Iowa State to study China ag policy.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, and a recent ISU report on the current ag economy were cited in an editorial by Brendan Sullivan, The Omaha World-Herald,
A group of young professionals in USDA’s Economic Research Service took a four-day tour of Illinois and Iowa last week, including a visit to the ISU campus. Rich Nehring, a USDA-ERS agricultural economist from Washington D.C., organized the tour that started in Chicago.
The 72nd Annual Ag Credit School jointly organized by ISU Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Bankers Association was successfully conducted June 12-16 in Ames.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed about the 90th Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference held at Scheman on May 17. He spoke with:
The 90th annual Soil Management and Land Value Conference was held Wednesday, May 17 at the Scheman Building, and is sponsored by the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and ISU Extension and Outreach.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, has had his paper, "Spatial Heterogeneity, Accessibility, and Zoning: An Empirical Investigation of Leapfrog Development," published in the May 2017 issue of Journal of Economic Geography.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, presented at the USDA Economists' and C-FARE Webinar April 26. He spoke on the current situation and future outlook of US farmland market.
Lillian 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."
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for a cover story in the January 2017 Iowa Banking magazine about the 2016 Iowa Land Values Survey.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, was featured in the first issue of the ISU Extension and Outreach Ag & Natural Resources Staff Spotlight this January. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/ag/wendong-zhang
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, hosted a press conference on Dec. 13, 2016, on the results of the 2016 Iowa Land Value Survey, which showed a 5.9% decline in per acre value since November, 2015. Land values have declined 17.5% since a historic high in 2013.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor and farm management specialist, spoke with Von Ketelsen from KCIM 1380 AM and KICK 106.7 FM about Iowa farmland value trends and the upcoming press conference on Dec. 13, 2016.
Dr. Wendong Zhang is administering the 2016 ISU Iowa Land Value Survey. This survey will be sent out to farm managers, appraisers, brokers, ag lenders and other agricultural professionals via paper and online for participation from Nov. 1 to Dec. 2, 2016.