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May 08, 2018

David Swenson, associate scientist, was a panelist on a taping of Ethical Perspectives in the News for KCRG in Cedar Rapids on the potential impact of U.S./China trade disagreements on the Iowa economy. The program aired May 6, 2018.

May 07, 2018

NBER Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program
Submission deadline:  May 31, 2018

    To apply for the Innovation Policy small grants:
    http://papers.nber.org/confsubmit/backend/cfprop?id=IPs18app

    To apply for the Entrepreneurship small grants: 
http://papers.nber.org/confsubmit/backend/cfprop?id=ENTs18app

May 03, 2018

Chenzi Lv, Seungki Lee, (front, l to r) Alfred Nunoo Arthur, and Sicheng He.Brent Kreider, professor, awarded four graduate student teaching assistants the 2018 Iowa State Teaching Excellence Award on April 30.

May 02, 2018

Dr. Gary LynGary Lyn, assistant professor, was invited to participate at the New Faces in International Economics Conference at the Pennsylvania State University April 29-30, 2018.

May 01, 2018

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed for a story by Amy Mayer, "Crop Insurance Is Different From Car Insurance, And Keeps Some Farms In Business," on Iowa Public Radio's Talk of Iowa April 24. 

“It sort of violates one of the harder rules about insurance,” Hart says, “because for the private companies to handle the insurance you need to have that spreadable risk.”

May 01, 2018

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Education and Workforce Development (EWD) (formerly the Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences Education and Literacy Initiative, or ELI) focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences.

May 01, 2018

Dr. Alejandro Plastina, Dr. Wendong ZhangAlejandro Plastina and Wendong Zhang, assistant professors, answered reader questions on pasture rental and field tiling April 30 as part of the Timely Tips panel in Wallaces Farmer magazine.

"Having an estimate in writing of all the work that will be done to fix the fence is a good first step. A second step would involve putting a value to the pasture. Typically, a negotiation would follow, and a written contract should be signed," advised Plastina.

"Many producers are experiencing financial challenges, especially regarding working capital. So you may want to consider the impacts of pattern-tiling all your fields on your working capital, and that may suggest you want to prioritize on the most needed fields or even subfields." said Zhang. 

May 01, 2018

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaThe first of a series of articles on cover crop economics has been published today on Cambridge Core in Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems as an open access article (https://doi.org/10.1017/S1742170518000194):

May 01, 2018

From:  Ruth MacDonald

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences encourages PIs to engage grant consultants who are under contract with ISU to assist in preparing large and complex grant applications. PIs can request CALS funding to support a grant consultant using the attached form.

May 01, 2018

Dr. Joshua Rosenbloom Joshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, has a new publication on the the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History.

April 27, 2018

Dr. Lee SchulzLee Schulz, assistant professor, has been awarded the 2018 ISU Award for Early Achievement in Extension or Professional Practice.

April 27, 2018

Amy BrandauCongratulations to Amy Brandau, academic adviser, who has won the 2018 ISU Award for Academic Advising Impact!

April 27, 2018

Philip GassmanPhilip Gassman, CARD associate scientist, is the 2018 recipient of the Regents Award for Staff Excellence.

April 27, 2018

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed in an Erin McKinstry story in the Missourian "As generations age, farm owners less connected to their land" on  April 23.

April 26, 2018

Lapan retirement receptionHarvey Lapan, University Professor, was joined by friends and colleagues to celebrate his 46 years of distinguished service to the Department of Economics at a retirement reception held April 24th.

April 26, 2018

Minghao Li, research associate, Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, and Chad Hart, associate professor, published the article "What Have We Learned from China’s Past Trade Retaliation Strategies?" in Choices.

April 26, 2018

Dr. Alejandro Plastina, Dr. Sergio LenceAlejandro Plastina, Sergio H Lence; A Parametric Estimation of Total Factor Productivity and Its Components in U.S. Agriculture, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, aay010, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajae/aay010

April 26, 2018

Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation Endowed Chair of Agricultural Policy
Baton Rouge, LA
Application deadline: June 15, 2018

More information

April 23, 2018

Izak ChristensenThe College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will recognize Izak Christensen, one of six spring 2018 graduates with senior awards at the college's convocation event on May 4, 2018 beginning at 10:00 am in Hilton Coliseum. Awards are presented by the CALS Student Council.

April 23, 2018

Lee Schulz, assistant professor, has been awarded the prestigious 2018 Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program, Less than 10 Years Award by the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA).

April 19, 2018

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

Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times, about the effects of the trade tariffs on the ag economy and on the broader Iowa economy.

April 18, 2018

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, was interviewed April 12 on an ag news radio show on WAXX 104.5 on the new tax laws impacting producers and agricultural cooperatives.

April 17, 2018

Dr. John Crespi, Dr. Lee SchulzJohn Crespi, professor, and Lee Schulz, assistant professor, were interviewed as experts for a U.S. Government Accountability Office Report to Congressional Requesters, "U.S.D.A. Additional Data Analysis Could Enhance Monitoring of U.S. Cattle Market" April 2018.

April 17, 2018

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was interviewed for a story on China's proposed trade tariffs in an April 17 story in The Daily Iowan.

April 17, 2018

Dr. Elizabeth HoffmanElizabeth Hoffman, professor, received the IOWAWHE (Iowa Network for Women in Higher Education) 2018 Distinguished Higher Education Leadership Award April 20 at their conference "Finding Your 'Wonder Woman' Within" at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.

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