NC-1177 Multi-state Research Project on Agricultural and Rural Finance Markets in Transition 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting
Organizing Committee: Lawson Connor, Andrew Stevens, Ana Claudia Sant’Anna, Wendong Zhang
Special thanks to Nathan Kauffman, Courtney Cowley, and Ty Kreitman at Kansas City Fed
Mon., Oct. 19
Weds., Oct. 21
Thurs., Oct. 22
The Fall 2020 CARD Agricultural Policy Review is now available online.
MSAE student Grant Durbahn's paper, "The Determinants of Farmland Rental Contract Choice in Iowa," took second place in the 2020 AAEA (Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) Undergraduate Paper Competition.
Peter Orazem, University Professor, was interviewed for the Oct. 16 radio program Marketplace on the effect of COVID-19 on unemployment.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, has published a new paper, “The Case for Healthy U.S.-China Agricultural Trade Relations despite Deglobalization Pressures,” at Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy. It is a Featured Article in the special COVID-19 issue.
Virtual workshop: March 19, 2021
Paper submission deadline: Dec. 20, 2020
Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:
Kevin Kimle, associate teaching professor, presented, "Creation of an Investment in a University Environment," at the Red Cidir International Conference and Entrepreneurship on Wed., Oct. 7.
RSF Programs and Initiatives Currently Accepting Letters of Inquiry for:
A warm congratulations to Bertan Turhan and his wife, Jenna Blochowicz, who welcomed a baby son to their family Weds., Oct. 7 at 6:51 pm, at Mary Greeley Hospital. Little Emre Kaan Turhan weighed 6 lbs, 12.8 oz and was 21 inches long. Baby and both parents are doing well!
From President Wendy Wintersteen to Iowa State Students:
We continue to be encouraged by the low positivity percentage of COVID-19 cases on campus. Thank you for doing your part to practice and model our health and safety measures. Your commitment to personal responsibility is having a positive impact.
The 2020 Norman Borlaug Lecture is on Mon., Oct. 12 at 6:30pm CDT.
2020 World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Rattan Lal will talk about his work in soil and climate.
November 12 – 8 p.m.
Sponsored by: The Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative and The ISU Student Innovation Center
- CS Liew, Owner and Managing Director, Pacific Agriscience
- Introduction by Roger Underwood
- Q&A moderated by Kevin Kimle
Templeton World Charity Foundation is investing $40 million in interdisciplinary scientific research through the new Grand Challenges fo
Message from Lisa Stephany, CARES PreAward Team:
The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost is offering several faculty devlopment workshops in 2020-2021.
Preparing Effective Award Nominations
Oct. 8, 2020, 9:30-10:30 am, Zoom
Gain insights into the best practices of successful nominations and how to avoid the most common errors and pitfalls in your preparation.
David Swenson, research scientist, has had some media contacts:
Tom Barton, Quad City Times, about the effects of climate change on agriculture and business in Iowa.
Save the date for ISCORE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 2021
PRE-CONFERENCE: Wed., March 3, 2021
The pre-conference is open to Iowa State faculty and staff.
FULL CONFERENCE: Thur. & Fri., March 4-5, 2021
This comprehensive forum on issues of race and ethnicity is free and open to the Iowa State University community (students, faculty, and staff.)
The Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) welcomes proposals on race and ethnicity.
Deadline: December 1, 2020
Join us this fall semester as we work to accomplish our writing goals together. We will leverage peer accountability to help provide you the space to work on projects, manuscripts, curriculum, dissertations, etc. Additionally, Smile and Write is a way to connect with your peers during a time of increased remoteness. Putting these dates on your calendar and having the peer accountability is a way to carve out time for you and your career progression.
Smile and Write format:
Nieyan Cheng, Ph.D. student, and Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, wrote a blog post for cucurbit growers on the economic efficiency of new proposed technology - mesotunnels for organic cucurbit production.
Alan “Al” Tubbs, ('66 MS ag econ) Chairman of Iowa-based Ohnward Bancshares, Inc., is this year’s recipient of the Bruning Award for his leadership and longstanding dedication to providing financial guidance and support to farmers, agricultural businesses and small communities in rural America.