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May 12, 2021

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, was interviewed for a May 11 Quad-City Times story, "Column: Reynolds pushes Iowans back."

May 11, 2021

Dr. Peter Orazem Peter Orazem, university professor, was interviewed for a May 10 Des Moines Register story, "Everybody wants a John Deere tractor. But not everybody wants a John Deere job. Why?"

May 10, 2021

Wendong Zhang Market to MarketWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed on the May 7 edition of the IPBS Market to Market program about US-China trade relations. 

May 10, 2021

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, professor, was interviewed for a May 7 Washington Post story, "Red meat politics: GOP turns culture war into a food fight."

For some, it’s hard to imagine Americans abandoning beef and easy to see its power as a political symbol, said Chad Hart, an Iowa State University agriculture economist.

May 10, 2021

Madelyn MainMadelyn Main, graduating senior in agricultural business, is the Spring 2021 recipient of the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Council Distinguished Service award. Watch to see how Madelyn has dedicated her time to better her community through community service activities and organizations. 

May 06, 2021

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, was quoted in a May 6 Des Moines Register story, "Editorial: Iowa doesn't have a labor shortage. It has a people shortage."

May 06, 2021

Iowa State University is holding in-person graduation events on May 7-8 for students graduating this spring and summer.

An estimated 5,094 students will earn degrees this month, and another 761 students are expected to complete their degrees this summer. ISU Registrar Jennifer Suchan says more than 4,200 spring and summer graduates have indicated they'll participate in person, including more than 3,600 bachelor's degree recipients. Both of those numbers shatter participation records from spring 2019.

May 06, 2021

Dr. Amani ElobeidAmani Elobeid, adjunct associate professor, will become the new Ron & Lynn Deiter Endowed Chair for Sustaining Excellence in Ag Business, Teaching Professor – Agricultural Economics, beginning Aug. 16, 2021.

May 06, 2021

Ag Bus Club awardeesOn Saturday, March 6, the Agricultural Business Club hosted their 2021 banquet and celebrated another successful year. Outstanding club members, scholarship winners, and alumni winner, Erin Cummings, were recognized. In addition, club members honored their retiring adviser, Dr. Ron Deiter, for his everlasting impact on the club.

May 05, 2021

Brianna GorhamBrianna Gorham, graduating senior in ag business, international ag, economics, received the Spring 2021 CALS Council Outstanding Ambassador of Agriculture and Life Sciences award.

May 05, 2021

Dr. Lee SchulzLee Schulz, associate professor, was quoted in a May 1 Rapid City Journal story, "Livestock profits possible despite high costs."

May 04, 2021

Hans RienscheHans Riensche, agricultural business senior, received the award for Leadership Excellence from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Student Council. This award is given to a graduating senior based on involvement within clubs and organizations while at Iowa State.

April 29, 2021

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong 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. 

April 28, 2021

Dr. Leigh TesfatsionLeigh Tesfatsion, professor emerita, has two new working papers. They are:

Leigh Tesfatsion (2021), Agent-Based Computational Economics: Overview and Brief History, WP #21004, Economics Working Paper Series, ISU Digital Repository, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

April 28, 2021

Dr. Mark EdelmanA paper, "Extension-Led Demonstration: Grameen Microfinance Methods and Capital Access for Low-Income Female Entrepreneurs" (MS #1327), by Mark Edelman, emeritus professor, has been published to Journal of Extension

April 28, 2021

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, was interviewed for an April 28 Iowa City Press-Citizen story, "Johnson County landowners consider trading ethanol crop for fields of solar in $4.7M project."

April 27, 2021

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong 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."

April 26, 2021

Dr. Lee SchulzLee Schulz, associate professor, was interviewed by media outlets about newly updated resources from Iowa State Extension and Outreach, available in the April edition of AgDecision Maker.

April 23, 2021

Below is the official call for volunteers for the Spring 2021 commencement celebrations. If it works in your schedule, please consider volunteering for one of the celebrations, or forward to other Iowa State University faculty and staff who may be interested in the opportunity. A few items to note:

April 22, 2021

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, professor, was quoted in an April 22 story in Iowa Farmer Today.

April 22, 2021

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, distinguished professor, was interviewed for an April 21 Iowa Capital Dispatch story, "Experts: China boosts U.S. ag exports, sales on record pace."

April 22, 2021

Phi Beta KappaFive Department of Economics students have accepted their invitations for membership in Phi Beta Kappa, an honorary society for top-achieving juniors and seniors in Liberal Arts and Sciences.

April 22, 2021

20221 Econ Club officersMembers of the Economics Club elected four new club officers on March 14, at the club's last meeting of the year. The new officers are:

April 22, 2021

Kevin KimleKevin Kimle, teaching professor, gave a presentation, "Hypotheses About Innovation in Agriculture," at the AgDialogue Webinar on Innovation & Agriculture
April 15, 2021.

April 22, 2021

Wendiam Sawadgo, Alejandro PlastinaWendiam Sawadgo ('20 PhD ag econ) and Alejandro Plastina, associate professor, have published an article as open access in Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems on Cambridge Core. 

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