Donna Otto, secretary to the chair, has a new phone number and address effective Friday, July 12: 294-8835 and 266A Heady Hall. Her email remains the same: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Water is one of our most valued resources–without it, there would be no life. Degradation of water quality and increased flooding in some areas in the state are often sourced from cities and farms that are managed without watershed management in mind. Water touches all disciplines, requiring many perspectives to solve complex water resource management problems, making it a top priority for many interdisciplinary research opportunities.
Anni Isojaervi, PhD student, presented a paper titled "Accounting for Gender and Racial Differences in Labor Market Outcomes" at the Society of Economic Dynamics 2019 meeting in St. Louis June 29-30, 2019.
Jeff Plagge ('78 ag bus), president & chief executive officer of Northwest Financial Corp (NFC), was appointed by Gov. Reynolds to serve as superintendent of the Iowa Division of Banking. Plagge begins his new role when Ron Hansen steps down on Sept. 16, 2019.
Chad Hart, associate professsor, was quoted in a July 1 Ag News Feed article, "Trump again promises more ag purchases by China."
New research by GianCarlo Moschini, professor, and Ed Perry, Kansas State University, shows a neonicotinoid ban in the United States may not be a risk-free solution to the problem of declining bee populations.
A paper coauthored by Sergio Lence, professor, and GianCarlo Moschini, professor, "Threshold cointegration and spatial price transmission when expectations matter," has been selected the 2018 Best Article in Agricultural Economics. The paper is coauthored by Fabio Gaetano Santeramo, assistant professor at the University of Foggia, Italy.
The Economics administrative offices (and all university offices) will be closed on Thursday, July 4, to observe Independence Day.
Office hours for 260 Heady Hall will be 10 am- 3 pm on Friday, July 5.
Recent graduate student, Albulena Basha, has received the prestigious national NACTA graduate student teaching award. Basha graduated in May 2019. Congratulations, Albulena!
A study by David Swenson, associate scientist, was cited in a story, "Secretary of Agriculture Visits Pella Meat Markets," posted on KNIA/ KRLS Radio online by Andrew Schneider, on June 22, 2019.
Becky Johnson, secretary, is retiring from the economics department after more than 46 years of service. Her last day of work will be July 1, 2019.
A study by Dermot Hayes, professor, was cited in several media stories this week:
"Iowa State University economist Dermot Hayes estimates that the trade dispute with China has cost American pig farmers $8 per animal, or $1 billion in total losses."
David Swenson, associate scientist, had several media contacts this week with:
Michelle Birnbaum, The Weather Channel, on the economic impacts of wet weather and reduced Midwest plantings on rural economies (farm households, the farm supply chain, and consumer prices).
Kevin Kimle, senior lecturer, presented "Agricultural Technology and Sustainability – A Hit or A Miss?" at the Digital Agro Conference, Frísia Cooperative, Ponta Grossa, Brazil, on June 13, 2019.
Mark Edelman, professor & extension economist, presented "Alternative Models used by AgTech Angel Investor Networks in the Midwest USA," at the AgTech Angel Investor Forum in Cairo, Egypt, co-sponsored by VentureWell, Springfield MA, USDA, USAID, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Egyptian Development Fund, June 17, 2019.
All faculty and staff will need to complete a minimum of Workday training. This training is online, and you can access them 24/7 on ISU’s Learn@ISU platform. If you are not familiar with Learn@ISU, there are step-by-step instructions that guide you through accessing Workday training. A attach of pdf copy of the instructions.