Please note these new phone number changes, effective immediately:
Karen Kovarik - 4-6258
Becky Olson - 4-1183
Zack 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.
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
Dermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in a May 31 Pork story, "Will Trump’s Latest Tariff Tactics Threaten USMCA Passage?"
The 2019 Department of Economics Alumni Newsletter Update is now available online.
David 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.
Senior 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.
Alejandro 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.
Derrick 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.
Economics 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.
The Economics Department administrative offices (and all university offices) will be closed on Monday, May 27, to observe the Memorial Day holiday.
Alejandro 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.
Paul 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.
The Iowa State University Graduate College published a story "Iowa State brings good memories to graduate student Albulena Basha" May 14.
Abrah 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.