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December 12, 2018

Wendong ZhangResults of the 2018 Iowa Land Value Survey show that after a reprieve in 2017, commodity prices, interest rates, and trade disruptions drove Iowa farmland values down for the fourth time in five years. The average statewide value of an acre of farmland is now estimated to be $7,264.

December 12, 2018

David Swenson, Liesl EathingtonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, and Liesl Eathington, assistant scientist, assisted in interpreting new American Communities Survey data on median household income growth by county in Iowa and poverty rate changes for Kevin Hardy, Des Moines Register.

December 11, 2018

Dr. Leigh TesfatsionLeigh Tesfatsion, emeritus professor, has been elevated to the grade of Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Senior Member is the highest grade of the IEEE for which a member may apply.

December 10, 2018

Kayleigh KochThe CALS Student Council will present the 2018 Senior Outstanding Ambassador of Agriculture Award to Kayleigh Koch, ag bus senior from Hawkeye, Iowa. The graduating senior who served as CALS Ambassador, will be recognized for her efforts in recruitment and other support for the college.

December 10, 2018

Happy HolidaysHeady Hall will be considered locked but occupied during the period Dec. 24, 2018-Jan. 1, 2019.

December 05, 2018

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in several media outlets this week:

December 05, 2018

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, had interviews with multiple media outlets this week:

December 05, 2018

LAS Seed Grants for Social Science program
Proposals should be submitted electronically to Julie Palmer at jmpalmer@iastate.edu by Feb. 1, 2019.

More information

December 04, 2018

Dr. John WintersJohn V. Winters, associate professor, was awarded the Georgescu-Roegen Prize in Economics 2018 Runner-Up for his article titled The Puzzling Pattern of Multiple Job Holdings across U.S. Labor Markets. Southern Economic Journal 84(1): 26-51. Winters coauthored the paper with Barry Hirsch and Muhammad Husain.

December 04, 2018

Prescott awardeesOn Dec. 3, 2018, Jeri Prescott presented the James R. Prescott Scholarship in Economics to graduate students at a reception in Heady Hall. See the photos.

December 04, 2018

Research Staff (2 or 3 positions)
Application deadline: Jan. 4, 2019

Requirements:

December 03, 2018

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was interviewed on RFD-TV about the Cover Crops Net Returns Calculator.

December 03, 2018

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, has been interviewed by several media outlets this week:

December 03, 2018

Megan Zwiefel and Elizabeth SmithAg Business was well represented Nov. 28 at the CALS Student Council's last meeting of the year. Council members elected officers for 2019, including Ag Bus junior Megan Zwiefel, who was elected vice president, and Ag Bus sophomore Elizabeth Smith, who was voted the new treasurer.

December 03, 2018

2018 Ag Policy ReviewThe Fall 2018 edition of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development's (CARD) Agricultural Policy Review is now available.

Visit CARD's website.

December 03, 2018

Gary WynneAg Bus senior Gary Wynne was elected to the Cardinal Court for Iowa State's 2018 Homecoming. He and the rest of the selected Homecoming Royalty were announced at the Homecoming Pep Rally Friday, Oct. 26, 2018.

December 03, 2018

Senior Economist
West Des Moines, Iowa

November 28, 2018

2019 Grant Opportunity

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth supports social science research investigating whether and how inequality affects economic growth. We are currently requesting proposals in the areas of macroeconomic policy, market structure, human capital, and the labor market. The full request and more information on our grantmaking can be found on our website (https://equitablegrowth.org/engage/apply-for-a-grant/).

November 28, 2018

2018 holiday paratyThe department's annual holiday celebration was held from noon to 2 pm, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in 368A Heady.

Plenty of tasty food catered by HyVee welcomed faculty, staff, graduate students and retired faculty, and a merry time was had by all.

See the photos.

November 28, 2018

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, had several recent media contacts:

November 28, 2018

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, has had a new peer-reviewed article published in Cover Crops with funding from NCR-SARE and CARD:

November 26, 2018

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, had the article "Choosing Corn Hybrids for 2019" published in Wallaces Farmer Nov. 26, 2018.

November 26, 2018

Dr. Dermot Hayes, Dr. Chad HartDermot Hayes, professor, and Chad Hart, associate professor, were interviewed for a Nov. 25th Des Moines Register story "Dozens of Iowa Farmers Get Less Than $25 from Trump Tariff Assistance, Data Show."

November 26, 2018

Dr. Oleksandr ZhylyevskyyOleksandr Zhylyevskyy, associate professor, presented the paper "Causal Effects of Mental Health Conditions on Food Insecurity and the Role of SNAP" at the Missouri Valley Economic Association's annual conference in Memphis, Tennessee, Nov. 1-3, 2018. 

November 26, 2018

Dr. Chad Hart, Dr. Lee SchulzChad Hart, associate professor, and Lee Schulz, associate professor, were quoted in the Nov. 21 Successful Farming article "10 Predictions for Farmers in 2019."

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