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October 02, 2020

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, distinguished professor, was interviewed for an Oct. 1 KIWA Radio story, "Iowa Farmers Can Benefit From China's Demands For More Grain."

October 01, 2020

Dr. Georgeanne Artz, Dr. Peter OrazemGeorgeanne Artz (1974-2019), Peter Orazem from Iowa State University, Peter Han from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Younjun Kim from Southern Connecticut State University published the article “Which small towns attract start-ups and why? Twenty years of evidence from Iowa” in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

October 01, 2020

Dr. Mark EdelmanTwo nonprofits led by ISU Ag Business alums will collaborate with ISU's Extension and Outreach (ISUEO) Beginning Farmer Center; Farm, Food, and Enterprise Development (FFED) program, Area Farm Management staff, and Ag Ventures Alliance Co-op on a three-year $700,000 AgVets grant recently announced by USDA-NIFA. 

October 01, 2020

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was quoted in a Sept. 30 Star Tribune story, "Farmland prices holding steady, maybe even ticking upward in Minnesota."

October 01, 2020

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, professor, was quoted in an Oct. 1 Des Moines Register story, "Hit by too much rain, then drought, a derecho and the pandemic, Iowa farmers roll into a harvest unlike any before."

October 01, 2020

A letter from President Wintersteen, Associate Vice President for Student Health and Wellness Erin Baldwin and Public Health Coordinator Kristen Obbink outlined how the university would respond to updated quarantine guidance from the state.

October 01, 2020

MFAInformation Technology Services (ITS) is encouraging all students to activate multifactor authentication (MFA), the two-step login system that better protects their ISU accounts. Starting October 31, MFA will be required for all students; those who have not activated by that date will be required activate MFA before gaining access to their ISU accounts.

September 29, 2020

Green DotA green dot represents any moment, big or small, that either directly or indirectly helps reduce the prevalence of violence on campus.

September 28, 2020

Jackson KimleJackson Kimle ('16 ag business) is president and founder of Midland Co., a new sustainable, environmentally friendly seafood company in Story City, Iowa.

September 25, 2020

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, associate professor, was interviewed for a Sept. 24 Pork story, "ISU Researchers to Investigate Ag Supply Chain Resiliency."

September 25, 2020

Dr. Keri JacobsA new grant will allow Iowa State University researchers to study how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the U.S. food supply chain with the goal of finding short- and long-term solutions to increase resiliency against future disruptions.

September 24, 2020

Genevieve SignoretAlumna Genevieve Signoret ('99 M.S. Econ) was the guest speaker at the Econ Club's Sept. 23 virtual meeting.

September 24, 2020

Dr. Wayne FullerDistinguished Professor Emeritus Wayne Fuller were named 2020 Citation Laureates for Economics:  https://clarivate.com/webofsciencegroup/citation-laureates/economics/

September 23, 2020

Templeton World Charity Foundation is investing $40 million in interdisciplinary scientific research through the new Grand Challenges for Human Flourishing.

September 22, 2020

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, professor, was interviewed for a Sept. 18 Radio Iowa story, "Creighton economist says Iowa’s unemployment rate ‘undervalued.’"

September 21, 2020

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, was interviewed for a Sept. 19 Telegraph Herald story, "Gas sales plummet by 10.6% during pandemic, may impact future infrastructure projects."

September 21, 2020

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, presented via zoom on U.S.-China agricultural trade at the first Alumni webinar for Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation on Sept. 17, 2020.

September 21, 2020

Dr. Dermot Hayes, Dr. Wendong ZhangDermot Hayes, professor, and Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, have a new publication at the American Journal of Agricultural Economics https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ajae.12137

September 17, 2020

Iowa State will push back the start of the 2021 spring semester by two weeks and eliminate spring break to help make up for the delay, President Wendy Wintersteen announced in a Sept. 14 campus message.

September 16, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting new and unique challenges for undergraduate students this semester. For those who are now (or will be in the future) in quarantine due to COVID-19, the department would like to help brighten your two-week “staycation” at home with a small care package from us. Items include things like snacks, soup, and quarantine activities.  

September 16, 2020

Dr. Leigh TesfatsionThe Society for Computational Economics (SCE) has awarded the David A. Kendrick Distinguished Service Award in 2020 to Leigh Tesfatsion for her pioneering contributions to different areas of Computational Economics, in particular to Agent-based Computational Economics.

September 16, 2020

Picture a Scientist flyerThe ADVANCE Partnership Project ‘Joining Forces’  an NSF-Funded collaboration between Iowa State University, Michigan Technological University, North Dakota State University, and Western Michigan University, is hosting a free viewing

September 15, 2020

Iowa State University is one of six universities named by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities as a finalist for its eighth annual Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) University Awards. Iowa State and the University of Memphis are finalists for the IEP Innovation award, recognizing exemplary initiatives spurring innovation, entrepreneurship and technology-based economic development. Winners will be announced during the association’s virtual annual meeting on Nov. 9-11.

September 14, 2020

Dr. Guilherme DePaulaGuilherme DePaula, assistant professor, is part of a new federally funded project led by Iowa State University researchers to help farmers share data relevant to their operations with one another and improve production.

September 14, 2020

Dr. Gil DePaulaGuilherme DePaula, assistant professor, had his paper, "The distributional effect of climate change on agriculture: Evidence from a Ricardian quantile analysis of Brazilian census data," published in the Volume 104, November 2020 issue of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.

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