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 National Academy of Sciences is accepting nominations for a 2018 award presented in economics. NAS membership is not required to nominate candidates or to be considered for an award. Please help spread the word that the nomination process is underway!
Check out 2017-18 Department of Economics newsletters.
The 2017 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting in Chicago, July 30-Aug. 1 resulted in honors bestowed upon several Economics Department alumni.
Implementation of Iowa State's new learning management system (LMS) is underway, with instructor access now available. In June, Canvas was chosen to replace the current Blackboard LMS. Blackboard still is available for use during the fall semester; Canvas will be fully implemented for spring courses.
Nine department students traveled to the AAEA meetings in July in Chicago to participate in the undergraduate competitions.
David Swenson, associate scientist, was a guest on KASI Radio’s The Trent Rice Show, talking about business start-ups and how Iowa compares to the nation.
The Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative hosted a group of 25 farm and agricultural business professionals from Brazil from July 24 to 28 in its first Business Beyond Borders event.
There will be five welcome and information centers located around campus during the primary student class hours on the first two days of classes. Fruit and water will be available for distribution to students.
Help welcome our new and returning students by volunteering for a shift from the list below. Assignments will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please list a first & second choice of date/time/location.
Sonya Huffman, adjunct associate professor, recently gave the following paper presentations:
“Happiness and Diet in Russia” presented at the 2nd Business & Entrepreneurial Economics conference, May 24-26, 2017, Brijuni National Park, Republic of Croatia
The National Academy of Sciences Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences recognizes research by a mid-career scientist (up to 20 years since completion of Ph.D.) who has made an extraordinary contribution to agriculture or to the understanding of the biology of a species fundamentally important to agriculture or food production. Areas of science with applications to agriculture include plant and animal sciences, microbiology, nutrition and food science, soil science, entomology, veterinary medicine and agricultural economics.
Nomination deadline: Oct. 2, 2017
On July 24, 2017, several members of the Economics Department faculty were quoted in a story by Jeff Charis-Carlson, Iowa City Press-Citizen, about a potential agreement between Iowa State and the Charles Koch Foundation to fu
David Swenson, associate scientist, spoke to several media reporters recently, including Steve Matthews, Bloomberg News, about Iowa’s rising labor force participation rate among persons 25 to 54.
ISU Data Driven Science/Big Data Team,
Dr. Chaitan Baru, Senior Advisor for Data Science in the Computer and Information Science & Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation (NSF) will be visiting the Iowa State University campus on Sep. 26, 2017. Click here to learn more about Dr. Baru.
Foundation for Food and Agriculture (FFAR) – Tipping Points
Letters of Intent deadline: Sep. 13, 2017
Invited Proposals deadline: Nov. 8, 2017
Anticipated Project duration: 36-60 months
Alumnus Loyd Brown ('69 ag business) was awarded the Distinguished D. Howard Doane Award from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers during the 2016 ASFMRA annual meeting in Indian Wells, California, Nov. 7-11, 2016.
2017 NIFA Partnership Awards
The Office of the VPR is accepting expressions of interest for the NIFA Partnership Awards program. Given the short turnaround for this program, interested faculty should contact Sue Shipitalo (email@example.com) as soon as possible or by July 24, 2017, to express interest.
2018 Call for Applications
The Co-operative Research Programme (CRP)'s Call for Applications for funding international conferences (such as workshops, congresses and symposia) and research fellowship grants for funding in 2018 is now open.
Application submission deadline: Sep. 10, 2017
David Swenson, associate scientist, made a presentation to the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors meeting on the economic conditions for the county.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, was interviewed by the Farm Journal for their daily broadcast program that aired June 17 and 18. The program was on consolidation of agricultural cooperatives.
The Board of Regents has approved a new phased retirement program. You can find additional information here: http://www.hr.iastate.edu/benefits/retiree-life/phased-retirement. Below is a brief summary description.
The Board of Regents (BOR) approved a new phased retirement policy for the regents system to replace the one that ended on June 30, 2017. The replacement provides one- and two-year phased options.