Dr. Wendong Zhang In the News
Ag bus senior Beatrice Maule was selected to represent Iowa State University at the 15th Annual “Research in the Capitol” Symposium on Feb. 21, 2022.
Wendong Zhang, associate professor made a recent presentation at the Great Lakes Crop Summit in Mt. Pleasant, MI, on Jan. 26, 2022, on "Midwest farmland values and U.S.-China agricultural trade: the way forward."
Wendong Zhang, associate professor, announced the findings of the annual survey conducted by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at a press conference Dec. 14.
A new study by Iowa State University economists found that lake recreation activities in Iowa drove over $1 billion in spending in the state in 2019.
Beatrice Maule, ag business junior, has had her paper, "How Gender Affects Successions and Transfers of Iowa Farms," featured on the International Farm Transition Network (IFTN) website.
Wendong Zhang, associate professor, co-authored a new article published in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.
The relationship between the United States and China may be at its lowest point in recent history, but both countries continue to need each other to achieve strategic goals in agriculture, food production and food security.
This message reverberates through a new policy report, “Finding Firmer Ground: The role of Agricultural Cooperation in US.–China Relations” by Wendong Zhang, associate professor of economics at Iowa State University, and Minghao Li, assistant professor of economics, applied statistics and international business at New Mexico State University.
A new paper, "Are Expert Opinions Accurate? Panel Data Evidence from the Iowa Land Value Survey," by Wendong Zhang, associate professor, and Sergio Lence, professor, was published in Land Economics.
Wendong Zhang, associate professor, is leading a project that aims to understand nutrient impacts on rural and lower-income communities.
Wendong Zhang, associate professor, presented at the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers 2021 Leadership Institute Friday, Sept. 17. He presented on Inside Perspectives of China and Trade, along with former governor of Iowa and former U.S. ambassador to China Terry Branstad.
Wendong Zhang, associate professor, co-authored a white paper on the role of agricultural collaboration in US-China Relations, "Finding Firmer Ground: The Role of Agricultural Cooperation in US-China Relations." This is commissioned by the US Heartland China Association and the Carter Center, and will be posted on their websites and be distributed via email and printed copies to legislators and stakeholders.
Wendong Zhang, associate professor, has been invited to serve as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. J. Arbuckle has been serving as an Associate Editor for this journal for many years. The Journal of Soil and Water Conservation (JSWC) is a multidisciplinary journal of natural resource conservation research, practice, policy, and perspectives. It is published by the Soil and Water Conservation Society.
Minghao Li, former CARD postdoc, and Wendong Zhang, associate professor, have an invited article just published by Nature Food in the News and Views Section.
Alumni Nick Paulson ('07 PhD ag econ) and Jonathan McFadden ('15 PhD economics) won awards at this year's AAEA meetings Aug. 1-3 in Austin, Texas.
Beatrice Maule, ag bus junior, and PhD student Nieyan Cheng won awards at the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association meetings, Aug. 2020.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, will share results from a 2019 survey about Iowans' lake-based recreation during the Iowa Learning Farms webinar at noon on June 16.
In May 2021 Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, was the latest Iowa State University extension economist to bring home the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association's prestigious Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Award: Less than 10 years’ experience.
Nieyan Cheng, a 4th year PhD student, is selected as one of the ten national finalists for the 2021 AAEA Extension Graduate Student Competition.
A paper coathored by Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, “Farmers under Threat: Implications for Attitudes toward China and Perceived Risks from the Trade Dispute,“ won a Top Paper Award from the Intergroup Communication Interest Group (ICIG) at ICA2020: Gold Coast.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, has been selected to receive the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association's prestigious Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Award: Less than 10 years experience.
The Soil Management Land Valuation virtual conference was held today, May 19. This is the 93rd annual conference and the longest running conference at Iowa State.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for an April 27 Singapore's Channel News Asia's Asia First program on the Biden administration's trade policy for its first 100 days, especially the US-China trade and relations in general.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed in an April 26 Gazette story, "Most Iowans favor fertilizer tax to improve water quality, but farmers prefer recreation fees, new survey shows."
On April 14, 2021, Provost Wickert confirmed that the Board of Regents has approved the following P&T actions: Otavio Bartalotti and Wendong Zhang have been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure and John Winters has been promoted to the rank of Professor, at the start of the 2021-2022 Academic Year.
Beatrice Maule, ag bus sophomore, was nominated for the 2021 Student Employee of the Year award by Wendong Zhang.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor has announced the first of a quarterly series in collaboration with FarmlandFinder, built on ISU-FarmlandFinder Research Collaboration Agreement 136585, and which aims to provide timely and important ground-truth information on the Iowa land market, especially critical land supply information.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, made two presentations this week:
On Tuesday, April 6, at the 2021 Iowa Water Conference organized by Iowa Water Center held virtually: “The Economic Value of Less Harmful Algal Blooms: New Survey Results of Iowa Farmers and General Public” which is a joint work with Jimmy Shr, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics at National Taiwan University.
The longest-running conference offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be offered May 19 via Zoom.