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May 24, 2017

The Iowa State University exhibit in the Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fair has become a “don’t miss” destination for fairgoers. And that has been made possible by more than 140 proud and enthusiastic faculty and staff who volunteer.

May 24, 2017

Wendong ZhangThe 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.

May 18, 2017

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, was interviewed by Farm Journal’s Ag Pro as a follow-up to her article in AgriMarketing, “Ag Cooperatives Consolidating, Too.” 

May 18, 2017

Dr. Quinn Weninger, Dr. Keri JacobsQuinn Weninger, professor, and Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, have been awarded a two-year grant totaling $196, 257 from the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

May 18, 2017

Kevin KimleKevin Kimle, senior lecturer, spoke at the Agri Tech Venture Forum May 12, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. He gave his presentation, "Ag Tech Accelerators: Evolving Models Shaping the Ecosystem."

May 17, 2017

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong 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.

May 17, 2017

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, spoke with:
Patricia Cohen, New York Times, about Iowa’s tight rural labor supply and the difficulty attracting labor to its meat packing facilities
and

May 16, 2017

Economist  David WeimanA team of students from Iowa State Economics Department has been named a finalist in the nationwide 2017 Community Bank Case Study Competition.

May 15, 2017

Renewable Resource Extension Act - National Focus Fund Projects
FY 2017 Request for Applications

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May 15, 2017

Dr. Mark Edelman, Sandra BurkeMark Edelman, professor and Sandra Charvat Burke,  assistant scientist, presented "Extension Microfinance Partnerships for Developing Low Income Minority Women Entrepreneurs in Small Metro Neighborhoods Using Grameen Peer Group Methods" at the National Urban Extension Conference in Bloomington, MN, May 11, 2017.  

May 15, 2017

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, is scheduled to speak at the World Pork Expo, June 7-9, 2017, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. Hayes will speak on U.S. exports and international trade.

May 11, 2017

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, provided Louise Dewast, a television producer for France 2, with research and historical background on Midwestern states’ efforts using business tax expenditures to lure or retain businesses and promote job growth.

May 11, 2017

Federal Crop Insurance Corporation

FY 2017 Request for Applications
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May 09, 2017

Dr. Catherine KlingCARD Director Catherine Kling was invited to give the commencement speech at the Spring 2017 Graduate College Ceremony May 4.

May 09, 2017

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong 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.

May 09, 2017

Dr. Georgeanne Artz, Dr. Keri Jacobs, Dr. Christian BoessenGeorgeanne Artz, assistant professor,  Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, and Christian Boessen, senior lecturer, received notification from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) that their recent publication in the NACTA Journal is being awarded the E.B. Knight Journal Award.

May 09, 2017

Dr. Georgeanne ArtzFor the seventh year in a row, coach Georgeanne Artz and her team of ag business students won first place in the Ag Knowledge Bowl contest at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Judging Conference April 6-8.

May 08, 2017

Berkshire Hathaway 2017 Annual Shareholders MeetingFifteen members of the department, including several members of the Econ Club, traveled to Omaha May 6, 2017, to attend the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting.

May 04, 2017

Dr. Ivan RudikIvan Rudik, assistant professor, has recently had his paper "Steering the Climate System: Using Inertia to Lower the Cost of Policy" accepted at the American Economic Review.

May 04, 2017

Summer is a great time to update devices. If you would like to have IT install the latest supported operating systems for your tablet, laptop, or desktop, contact Christopher at cjorgens@iastate.edu  4-6718 or Mike at mlong@iastate.edu  4-6219. They will schedule a time to evaluate your computer and will update software and device drivers.

First priority will be Windows 7 devices, but they’d be happy to insure you are current with all updates and drivers regardless of OS.

May 02, 2017

Joni ErwinThe College of Agriculture and Life Sciences(CALS) will recognize ag bus senior Joni Erwin plus six other Spring 2017 graduates with special awards at both a senior reception and the college's

May 01, 2017

Dr. William EdwardsWilliam Edwards, emeritus professor, has been named interim director of two extension-focused centers in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences — the Beginning Farmer Center and the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation.

May 01, 2017

Sanjana Ravi, economics senior, presented her paper “The Scarring of Youth Joblessness in Sri Lanka” for the Undergraduate Research Conference, held in Dallas, Texas in April.

May 01, 2017

2017 Phi Beta Kappa iniiatesOn April 30, 2017, eight economics department students were inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society at a ceremony in the Sun Room at the Memorial Union.

April 27, 2017

Brian GarridoFive department honors students presented their capstone projects at the Honors Poster Presentation held April 26. The economics seniors who participated were Dawson Barriuso, Jonathan Becker, Rachel Brandt, Brian Garrido, and Alyssa Henderson.

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