Farm Foundation announced Alejandro Plastina, associate professor/extension economist at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development in the Department of Economics, as its first Agricultural Economics Fellow.
For some, it’s hard to imagine Americans abandoning beef and easy to see its power as a political symbol, said Chad Hart, an Iowa State University agriculture economist.
Madelyn Main, graduating senior in agricultural business, is the Spring 2021 recipient of the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Council Distinguished Service award. Watch to see how Madelyn has dedicated her time to better her community through community service activities and organizations.
Iowa State University is holding in-person graduation events on May 7-8 for students graduating this spring and summer.
An estimated 5,094 students will earn degrees this month, and another 761 students are expected to complete their degrees this summer. ISU Registrar Jennifer Suchan says more than 4,200 spring and summer graduates have indicated they'll participate in person, including more than 3,600 bachelor's degree recipients. Both of those numbers shatter participation records from spring 2019.
Amani Elobeid, adjunct associate professor, will become the new Ron & Lynn Deiter Endowed Chair for Sustaining Excellence in Ag Business, Teaching Professor – Agricultural Economics, beginning Aug. 16, 2021.
On Saturday, March 6, the Agricultural Business Club hosted their 2021 banquet and celebrated another successful year. Outstanding club members, scholarship winners, and alumni winner, Erin Cummings, were recognized. In addition, club members honored their retiring adviser, Dr. Ron Deiter, for his everlasting impact on the club.
Brianna Gorham, graduating senior in ag business, international ag, economics, received the Spring 2021 CALS Council Outstanding Ambassador of Agriculture and Life Sciences award.
Hans Riensche, agricultural business senior, received the award for Leadership Excellence from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Student Council. This award is given to a graduating senior based on involvement within clubs and organizations while at Iowa State.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for an April 27 Singapore's Channel News Asia's Asia First program on the Biden administration's trade policy for its first 100 days, especially the US-China trade and relations in general.
Leigh Tesfatsion, professor emerita, has two new working papers. They are:
Leigh Tesfatsion (2021), Agent-Based Computational Economics: Overview and Brief History, WP #21004, Economics Working Paper Series, ISU Digital Repository, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
A paper, "Extension-Led Demonstration: Grameen Microfinance Methods and Capital Access for Low-Income Female Entrepreneurs" (MS #1327), by Mark Edelman, emeritus professor, has been published to Journal of Extension.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed in an April 26 Gazette story, "Most Iowans favor fertilizer tax to improve water quality, but farmers prefer recreation fees, new survey shows."
Below is the official call for volunteers for the Spring 2021 commencement celebrations. If it works in your schedule, please consider volunteering for one of the celebrations, or forward to other Iowa State University faculty and staff who may be interested in the opportunity. A few items to note: