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.
NBER Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program
Submission deadline: May 31, 2018
To apply for the Innovation Policy small grants:
To apply for the Entrepreneurship small grants:
Brent Kreider, professor, awarded four graduate student teaching assistants the 2018 Iowa State Teaching Excellence Award on April 30.
Chad 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.”
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.
"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.
The 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):
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.
Lee Schulz, assistant professor, has been awarded the 2018 ISU Award for Early Achievement in Extension or Professional Practice.
Congratulations to Amy Brandau, academic adviser, who has won the 2018 ISU Award for Academic Advising Impact!
Philip Gassman, CARD associate scientist, is the 2018 recipient of the Regents Award for Staff Excellence.
Harvey 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.
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.
Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation Endowed Chair of Agricultural Policy
Baton Rouge, LA
Application deadline: June 15, 2018
The 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.
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).
David 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.
John 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.
Elizabeth 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.