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February 22, 2017

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed by Paul Davidson for a story in the Wisconsin State Farmer, part of the USA Today network, about how a Mexican retaliation to Trump's proposed border tax could hurt Iowa and other Midwest corn farmers.

February 20, 2017

Dr. Keri JacobsOn Thurs., Feb. 16, Keri Jacobs, Iowa Institute for Cooperatives Economics Professor and extension economist, moderated a session at the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

February 20, 2017

Dr. Leigh TesfatsionLeigh Tesfatsion, professor, has recently published "Modeling Economic Systems as Locally-Constructive Sequential Games," Economics Working Paper No. 17022, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, February 18, 2017.

February 20, 2017

Dr. Damona DoyeAlumna Damona Doye, Oklahoma State University, is one of five outstanding AAEA members to be selected by the AAEA Fellows Selection Committee to be honored as the 2017 AAEA Fellows.

February 20, 2017

Dr. Mark LangeDr. Mark Lange, who served as president and chief executive officer for the National Cotton Council from 2003 until his retirement in 2015, is the recipient of the 2016 Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award.

February 15, 2017

Dr. Wallace HuffmanWallace Huffman, professor, has an approved Fulbright Specialist Project for work with the Department of Economics and Rural Policy at the National University of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina.

February 15, 2017

Register now for the ISU Faculty Research Day

Scholars from all disciplines are invited to present a poster, deliver a talk, display an exhibit, and meet new colleagues, as you showcase your achievements and explore new opportunities that embody Iowa State’s far reaching research portfolio.

February 14, 2017

The CALS Graduate Education Advisory Committee is organizing a graduate student recruitment weekend for March 4-5.

The program includes a discussion about housing and the Ames community by a local real estate broker, a panel discussion with current graduate students, a dinner with recent graduates to discuss how their studies propelled them in their careers, and a bus tour of the campus and Ames community.

February 14, 2017

Dr. John LawrenceJohn Lawrence, CALS associate dean, had a Q&A article published in the December 2016 issue of Successful Farming. He was questioned on his view of the current farm economic situation.

February 14, 2017

Dr. Alejandro Plastina, Dr. Wendong ZhangAlejandro Plastina and Wendong Zhang, assistant professors, have been awarded a one-year grant from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture for their project, "Who will own Iowa's farmland? A comparative study of farmland owners, tenure, and succession in Iowa."

February 14, 2017

James Shortle, Sandra Hoffmann, John MiranowskiA crowd of 280 turned out to the Memorial Union Monday night to hear a panel of economics alumni--James Shortle, Penn State, and Sandy Hoffmann, Senior Economist, USDA--discuss policy options and incentives to improve water quality.

February 14, 2017

2017 ISU Quiz bowl teamEight Department of Economics students—Kyle Bates, Izak Christensen, Nathan Christenson, DeAnna Hanner, Geordan Hanson, Catherine Isley, Trevin Kennedy, and Brandon Klaes – participated in this year’s Southern Agricultural Economics Association undergraduate quiz bowl competition.

February 14, 2017

Dr. John LawrenceCALS associate dean John Lawrence, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, and Iowa DNR Director Chuck Gipp highlighted coordination and scaling-up of water quality efforts in presentations before House and Senate Committees in the Iowa Legislature on Feb. 7.

February 14, 2017

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in an editorial in Agweek about the repeal of the December 2015 Country of Origin Labeling law.

February 14, 2017

Each year, one faculty member is extended an invitation of membership to join Cardinal Key Honor Society. Cardinal Key is one of Iowa State's oldest and most prestigious honor society that accepts students and faculty who have significantly contributed to Iowa State, and embody the four core values of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character.

We would invite faculty and staff to consider filling out the application. The form is set up so individuals can nominate other faculty and staff or themselves to be considered for membership. 

February 13, 2017

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, will travel to Washington, D.C. to present at an event on Feb. 17, 2017.  “American-Made BioEnergy from Field to Refinery: Feedstock Logistics” will be hosted by the Council on Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics.

February 13, 2017

Mary MosimanMary Mosiman, Auditor of State, will be the guest speaker at the Economics Club meeting on Thursday, Feb. 16. Mosiman, a CPA, is the first woman to hold the auditor's office in Iowa history.

February 13, 2017

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

February 13, 2017

Carolina BartalottiCongratulations to Beatriz and Otavio Bartalotti on the birth of their daughter!

Carolina Pereira Bartalotti was born February 8th at 9:56 pm. She weighs 2.891 kg (6 lbs 6 oz) and measures 49.78 cm (19 ½ in).
Everyone (except Otavio who is "running around like a chicken with the head chopped off") is doing great!

February 09, 2017

Of the more than 100 undergraduate majors available at Iowa State, Agricultural Business ranks in the top twenty, number 16, with 486 students currently enrolled.
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February 09, 2017

David Swenson, Liesl Eathington David Swenson, associate scientist, and Liesl Eathington, assistant scientist conducted a study with Mack Shelley for the Iowa Association of School Boards. They analyzed how school districts used Secure an Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE) funds.

February 09, 2017

The Provost office has asked for recommendations for individuals whom we can recognize with honorary degrees at commencement. If you have nominations, please forward them to Dean Wintersteen.

February 08, 2017

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, professor, has had his article, "Expanding College Access in Taiwan, 1978–2014: Effects on Graduate Quality and Income Inequality," published in the Journal of Human Capital, Volume 11, Issue 1.

February 08, 2017

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, has recently made several presentations:

February 08, 2017

Dr. Leigh TesfatsionLeigh Tesfatsion, professor, has reported that she has received final contract forms signed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and ISU's OSPA confirming PNNL support (in the amount of $210,252) for her ongoing electric power market design project work.

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