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March 04, 2021

On Weds., March 3, the Provost wrote to communicate that he is recommending to President Wintersteen that Otavio Bartalotti and Wendong Zhang be promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure and that

March 03, 2021

Please join APS on March 9 from 3-5 p.m. Eastern for a discussion with leaders from industry, academia, and non-profits for a discussion on building a diverse and inclusive agricultural workforce.

March 02, 2021

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, was recently interviewed by:

March 02, 2021

Graduate Student Invited Sessions

The Southern Economic Association® (SEA) recognizes the importance of opportunities for young scholars to establish a habit of attending professional meetings and subjecting their work to the criticism of other professional researchers working in their fields.

March 02, 2021

Dr. E. Kwan ChoiE. Kwan Choi, professor, was honored by Iowa State's 25 Year Club for his 35 years with the university.

March 02, 2021

Dr. Ebby LuvagaEbby Luvaga, teaching professor, will give a lecture, "One Woman's Journey: From a Kenyan Village School to an American University," at 7 p.m., Thurs., March 11, as part of Women's Week at Iowa State.

March 02, 2021

Assistant Professor
Agricultural Economics
Tenure-track

Application deadline: April 1, 2021

March 01, 2021

From, Nina Banks, President, National Economic Association:

We are delighted to celebrate Women's History Month and 100 Years of African American Economists by highlighting the journey of Dr. Margaret Simms. The conversation, led by her longtime friend and colleague, Dr. Willene Johnson, will touch on her career; perspectives on the discipline circa now; and expectations for the future of economics. 

The event will take place on March 5th from 12-1 pm EST. 

March 01, 2021

For tenure-eligible faculty:

March 17, 2021
10:00-11:30am, Zoom

March 01, 2021

Jenna LansingYoung Alum of the Month: Jenna Lansing (’16 ag business), agri-food watchdesk manager at Aimpoint Research, supervises a team of analysts who monitor the disruptions, trends and innovations in the global agri-food value chain.

February 25, 2021

Ned ZacharNed Zachar ('85 economics), partner and portfolio manager with KLS Diversified, is the featured speaker at the Economics Club virtual meeting, 6:00 p.m., March 3, 2021.

February 24, 2021

Applied Economics Teaching Resources Call for Special Issue:
Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics Classrooms and Departments
Submission deadline: Dec. 31, 2021

February 22, 2021

Professional Practices Forum for faculty, staff, and graduate students Interested in Expanding Their Numbers and Their Imaginations…

Innovations in Recruitment
Holistic Approaches and Experiences that Change Mindset
Friday, March 5
2 - 3:30 p.m.

There is no question that in the current environment, educational institutions are vying to attract and retain students.  Iowa State University has had considerable success when compared to its peers.

February 22, 2021

Dr. Bertan TurhanBertan Turhan, assistant professor, presented his paper titled "How to De-reserve Reserves" (joint with Orhan Aygün) at the inter-university online seminar series CARE-Colloquium organized by the Economics Department of University of Kansas on Feb. 19.

February 22, 2021

Dr. Mark EdelmanMark Edelman, emeritus professor, has had his journal article, "Extension-Led Demonstration: Grameen Microfinance Methods and Capital Access for Low-Income Female Entrepreneurs," accepted for publication and is in press by Clemson University Press for the Journal of Extension.

February 19, 2021

The Open & Affordable Education Committee is pleased to announce that the request for proposals for the Miller Open Education Mini-Grant Program is now open for submissions for the 2021-2022 academic year. These mini-grants are co-sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost (SVPP), the University Library, and the Center for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT).

February 19, 2021

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, was recently interviewed by:

John Steppe, Cedar Rapids Gazette, about the condition of the Iowa ethanol industry and its future prospects.

Linh Ta, Axios, about the economic impacts of ethanol production in Iowa and the issues the industry faces with the Biden Administration.

February 19, 2021

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, made a zoom presentation Feb.18 for the American Farm Bureau Federation on the impacts of ad hoc federal government payments on commodity and land markets. The slides can be found at https://www2.econ.iastate.edu/faculty/zhang/presentations/Zhang_20210218_AFBF_Commodity_Land_Markets.pdf

February 18, 2021

The Student Government and Election Commission are working to encourage more students campuswide to run for a Student Government position this spring semester. We encourage students to run who want to make an impact at their university. Students have the opportunity to run for a senatorial position to represent Iowa State University’s student body.

February 18, 2021

Kevin KimleKevin Kimle, teaching professor, presented "Creation of an Investment Fund in a University Environment," at the Ag Innovation Forum, Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City on Feb. 18, 2021.

February 18, 2021

Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
Ag Econ visiting professor (2 positions)
Application deadline: March 15, 2021

More information

February 18, 2021

Assistant Professor, Agricultural Economics

This is a nine-month tenure-track position with a 50:45:5 division of effort between teaching, research, and service, starting August 1, 2021. 

It has been posted in AAEA employment job board.

More information: Dr. Man-Keun Kim, mk.kim@usu.edu

February 17, 2021

Steven ZumbachSteven Zumbach ('80 PhD economics) was the featured speaker at the Feb. 17 Econ Club meeting. He retired from Des Moines law firm Belin McCormick in December 2020 after four decades of service.

February 17, 2021

When: Friday, Feb. 26, 11 am EST

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a crucial element of the health and welfare safety net in the United States. The purpose of SNAP is to provide low-income eligible households enough money to reach the cost of a nutritious diet.

February 17, 2021

This year's professional development experience, Cultivate Your Adventure: Growing Through Change, will be a time to focus on YOU! Take this time for yourself to focus on your professional development and intentionally connect with your P&S colleagues across campus.  The keynote speaker, Renée Smith, will share the value and importance of human connection, even in a virtual environment.

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