Registration is now open for #TeachECONference2021, the second annual virtual conference on economics education organised by UCL CTaLE and Cornell University!
TeachECONference2021 is a 3-day live event and a separate asynchronous session that will be available in June. After each day’s panels and presentations, conference participants can wind down in our sponsored Networking Mixers. Each Mixer will include short introductions and demos from our sponsors, some fun, interactive games, and plenty of time to mingle, catch up with old friends, and make new friends.
A student working for CyBIZ Lab reached out to the department.
Their team is conducting research on behalf of the Rod and Connie French Conservation Camp, a field site managed by Iowa State in Montana, and is gathering data around faculty interest in the camp. They believe there is potential for the camp to host courses and students from the Department of Economics.
Patricia Doak, of Columbia, Missouri, and wife of the late Paul Doak, emeritus professor, passed away on May 19, 2021 at the University Hospital and Clinics.
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business published a May 23 story, "Iowa's "Butter-Margarine War": T. W. Schultz’s Fight for Academic Freedom" about a notable chapter in the Department of Economics history.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, has been selected to receive the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association's prestigious Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Award: Less than 10 years experience.
Employees working mostly from off-campus locations who were making plans to return to their university offices in August now have an earlier deadline. Repealing the board's March 2020 "state of emergency" declaration for the three regent campuses May 20, state Board of Regents president Michael Richards also directed regent employees to return to their campus workspaces by July 1.
The Soil Management Land Valuation virtual conference was held today, May 19. This is the 93rd annual conference and the longest running conference at Iowa State.
Farm Foundation announced Alejandro Plastina, associate professor/extension economist at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development in the Department of Economics, as its first Agricultural Economics Fellow.
For some, it’s hard to imagine Americans abandoning beef and easy to see its power as a political symbol, said Chad Hart, an Iowa State University agriculture economist.
Madelyn Main, graduating senior in agricultural business, is the Spring 2021 recipient of the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Council Distinguished Service award. Watch to see how Madelyn has dedicated her time to better her community through community service activities and organizations.
Iowa State University is holding in-person graduation events on May 7-8 for students graduating this spring and summer.
An estimated 5,094 students will earn degrees this month, and another 761 students are expected to complete their degrees this summer. ISU Registrar Jennifer Suchan says more than 4,200 spring and summer graduates have indicated they'll participate in person, including more than 3,600 bachelor's degree recipients. Both of those numbers shatter participation records from spring 2019.
Amani Elobeid, adjunct associate professor, will become the new Ron & Lynn Deiter Endowed Chair for Sustaining Excellence in Ag Business, Teaching Professor – Agricultural Economics, beginning Aug. 16, 2021.
On Saturday, March 6, the Agricultural Business Club hosted their 2021 banquet and celebrated another successful year. Outstanding club members, scholarship winners, and alumni winner, Erin Cummings, were recognized. In addition, club members honored their retiring adviser, Dr. Ron Deiter, for his everlasting impact on the club.