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June 05, 2019

Please note these new phone number changes, effective immediately:

Karen Kovarik - 4-6258

Becky Olson - 4-1183

 

June 04, 2019

Zack LeistZack Leist, ag bus junior from Clarion, Iowa, has been appointed by Gov. Kim Reynolds to the Iowa Board of Regents, pending confirmation by the Iowa Senate next winter. He began his service June 3 at the board meeting in Ames.

June 03, 2019

2019 Community Bank Case Study video The 2019 Community Bank Case Study Competition, sponsored by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, is an annual competition that is open to undergraduate students in all fields of study as an opportunity to gain valuable first-hand

June 03, 2019

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in a May 31 Pork story, "Will Trump’s Latest Tariff Tactics Threaten USMCA Passage?"

June 03, 2019

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, university professor, was interviewed for a May 23 National Public Radio story, "In This Town, You Apply For A Job And You Get It." He discussed how low unemployment affects the employment environment in Ames and other cities in the Midwest.

June 03, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was a guest on Iowa Public Television's Iowa Press on May 31, discussing how new tariffs will only increase chances of the expected 2020 national recession.

June 03, 2019

2019 Update NewsletterThe 2019 Department of Economics Alumni Newsletter Update is now available online.

May 30, 2019

Dr. Lee Schulz, Christopher PudenzLee Schulz, associate professor, and econ graduate student Christopher Pudenz had an article, "Adoption of Secure Pork Supply Plan Biosecurity by U.S. Swine Producers," published in Frontiers in Veterinary Science.

May 30, 2019

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, answered questions from Katharine Carlon, Corridor Business Journal (Coralville), about how employment by sector and by occupation has changed in Iowa over the last decade.

May 29, 2019

Megan AdamSenior Megan Adam will be working in both the econ main and undergrad offices this summer. The agriculture and society and political science major is also interning this summer at the World Food Prize in Des Moines, where she is learning a great deal about the prize and possible employment options after her graduation in December, 2019.

May 29, 2019

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in a story, "Trump claims progress in Japan on ag, beef," in the May 28th Feedstuffs.

May 28, 2019

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, wrote that "Cash rents declined slightly in 2019 but won’t offset lower prices for farmers who are renting land," in an article about the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s “2019 Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2019 Survey,” (FM 1851) which was published in the May edition of Ag Decision Maker newsletter

May 28, 2019

Amy BrandauAmy Brandau, academic adviser, was one of the CALS faculty and staff who were honored at the 21st annual Learning Communities Institute May 13. She was recognized for her five years of service to the Learning Communities Institute. 

May 23, 2019

Derrick LeiderDerrick Leider, a transfer student from Wartburg, is a finance and psychology senior who's working in the main and undergrad offices starting this summer. He'll be helping out faculty and staff answering phones, running errands, and assisting with projects as needed Monday through Friday 10-4.

May 23, 2019

Dr. Georgeanne ArtzEconomics Department Associate Professor Georgeanne Artz, who passed away April 25, will be honored at the ISU Retirees Association's annual Memorial Day ceremony Monday, May 27.

May 23, 2019

The Economics Department administrative offices (and all university offices) will be closed on Monday, May 27, to observe the Memorial Day holiday.

May 22, 2019

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, associate professor, was interviewed for a May 20th story in Successful Farming about charges against the former manager of the Ashby Farmers Cooperative Elevator in Minnesota.

May 21, 2019

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was a guest on the HBO program Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas, which aired May 5, 2019.

May 20, 2019

Dr. Joshua RosenbloomJoshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, has received a National Science Foundation grant from the Science of Science and Innovation Policy program for a collaborative project with Donna Ginther at University of Kansas.

May 20, 2019

Kevin KimleKevin Kimle, senior lecturer, was a speaker at the Plug and Play Spring 2019 Summit, Sunnyvale, California, May 15, 2019. Kimle spoke on “The Disaggregation of Agriculture.”

 

May 20, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed for the May 17 Bloomberg story, "Trump's trade war aid to farmers risks worsening crop stockpiles."

May 16, 2019

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, is a co-PI in a recently awarded NIFA grant. The project director is Paul Lasley (ISU), and co-PIs are Steven Bradbury (ISU), John Miranowski (ISU), Evan Sivesind (ISU-Ent), and Alicia Rosburg (University of Northern Iowa). The project title, which focuses on environmental economics, is Assessment of the Socio-Economic Factors Impacting Adoption of Voluntary Pest Resistance Management by Rural Communities.

May 15, 2019

Dr. Paul DoakPaul Doak, Emeritus Associate Professor, passed away on Sunday, May 12 at the age of 90. Doak taught in the economics department from 1962 to 1992. This emphasis of his professional career was on teaching and advising students majoring in agricultural business. He served as adviser of the Ag Business Club.

May 15, 2019

Albulena BashaThe Iowa State University Graduate College published a story "Iowa State brings good memories to graduate student Albulena Basha" May 14.

May 14, 2019

Abrah MeyerAbrah Meyer, agricultural business and supply chain management, gave the address for her fellow graduating seniors, family and friends at the CALS Convocation in Hilton Coliseum on Friday, May 10, 2019. She shared her remarks with the CALS Class of 2019, which totaled 826 seniors.

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