Kevin Kimle, senior lecturer, Bruce Rastetter Chair in Agricultural Entrepreneurship, and director of the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative, was awarded the Iowa State University Award for Achievement in Economic Development in Iowa on Sep. 26, 2016 in the Memorial Union Great Hall.
Mark Edelman, professor, will present a seminar Sep. 27 for the Bioeconomy Institute program in connection with the delegation visit by faculty from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany.
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, presented a detailed analysis of farm financial conditions using farm level data from the Iowa Farm Business Association during the Association’s Fall Workshop in Altoona, IA.
Researchers at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development have secured an $800,000 grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency that will allow them to study the benefits of water quality improvements.
Do you have items to donate for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) United Way Online Auction? The item(s) could be big or small, such as a gift basket, catered dinner, baked goods, gift card, cleaning service, etc. Last year the Online Auction raised over $2,000!
Wendy Wintersteen, dean of CALS, has been awarded the Carl F. Hertz Distinguished Service in Agriculture Award from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, made a presentation Sep. 14, 2016 at the ISU Sustainable Agriculture Graduate Program Colloquium. The title of the talk was "Sustainability of Agro-ecosystems: An Economist's Perspective."
GianCarlo Moschini, professor, and Edward Perry, former graduate research assistant, CARD, have co-authored an article detailing the changes in herbicide and insecticide use among farmers growing genetically engineered (GE) crops.
Scholarship funds awarded annually by the Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have topped $3 million.
Neil Harl, emeritus professor, was interviewed by Jacob Bunge of the Wall Street Journal on September 13, 2016 with commentary on terms of the merger of Monsanto and Bayer.
David Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Kevin Hardy, Des Moines Register, on the short-term job and income impacts of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Iowa State University is a member of the Iowa Campus Compact which offers professional development and networking opportunities for faculty, staff and students involved in community engagement.
Consider attending the Compact's fall network retreat on community engagement in higher education. Admission is free to ISU faculty, staff and students.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, spoke with Yoko Noge from Nikkei American Inc. (Japanese Economic News) on the declines in commodity prices and farmland values in the Midwest.
Leigh Tesfatsion, professor, has recently been awarded two grants from the Department of Energy and Iowa Energy Center totaling $557,633 to undertake a careful study of a new “swing” contract design.
The Board of Directors of the Chicago Farmers have chosen Michael Duffy, emeritus professor, to receive the "Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award” for his "lifetime of involvement with and research on the farm sector."
David Swenson, associate scientist, participated in interviews recently with: Kevin Hardy, Des Moines Register, about the history of manufacturing and regional economic change...
Christian Boessen joined the economics department this fall as senior lecturer. He will divide his time equally between advising and teaching both sections of Econ 230 and one section of Econ 102.
Chad Hart, associate professor, spoke with Christopher Doering and Donnelle Eller, Des Moines Register, about how changes in the downturn in agriculture won't happen unless adverse weather cuts supplies.
Iowa State University is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) network and, as such, all faculty, academic staff, postdocs, professional and graduate students may access at no cost the virtual mentoring and professional development resources available through NCFDD.
Joey Musser, sophomore in software engineering, will be joining the Heady and East IT tech folks this year. He studied Business Information Systems at DMACC in Ankeny, IA, and transferred to Iowa State this year. Joey will be working primarily in the mornings and afternoons during the school year. Welcome to the department, Joey!
Leigh Tesfatsion, professor has recently given the following presentations:
The annual Economics Graduate Student Association will host their annual fall picnic on Friday, Sep. 9th at the Maple Shelter in Brookside Park.
All are welcome to attend.
Otavio Bartalotti, assistant professor, presented “Bootstrap Confidence Intervals for Sharp Regression Discontinuity Designs,” an updated version of the one presented at the beginning of the summer and co-authored with Gray Calhoun and Yang He.