Dr. Wendong Zhang In the News
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.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, made a presentation Sep. 14, 2016 at the ISU Sustainable Agriculture Graduate Program Colloquium. The title of the talk was "Sustainability of Agro-ecosystems: An Economist's Perspective."
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, spoke with Yoko Noge from Nikkei American Inc. (Japanese Economic News) on the declines in commodity prices and farmland values in the Midwest.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, recently published a new article at Journal of Great Lakes Research.
"Spatial Heterogeneity, Accessibility, and Zoning: An Empirical Investigation of Leapfrog Development" was just accepted by Journal of Economic Geography and it is now in press and online at https://academic.oup.com/joeg/article-abstract/17/3/547/2930549/Spatial-Heterogeneity-Accessibility-and-Zoning-An