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April 05, 2021

Jeff Plagge, Roger CarlssonJeff Plagge ('78 ag business) and Roger Carlsson ('78 ag business) were presented the ISU Alumni Association's 2020 Floyd Andre Award and Henry A. Wallace Award, respectively, by CALS Dean Daniel Robison at a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 7 p.m.

April 01, 2021

NBER Summer Institute Workshop: Development Economics     July 26-27, 2021
David Atkin, Fred Finan, Andrew Foster, Rema Hanna, Seema  Jayachandran, Mushfiq Mobarak, and Shing-Yi Wang, Co-organizers

The Development Economics program will meet virtually as part of the NBER's Summer Institute on Monday July 26 and Tuesday July 27, 2021. The program will likely be about 4.5 hours each day starting late morning ET.

April 01, 2021

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, professor, was interviewed for an  April 1 Newswise story, "Ag experts available as spring planting approaches."

April 01, 2021

Fulbright Virtual Campus Visit
Tuesday, April 13
1 p.m.

Register: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/7f7f246b9bcf4d57af79ccd809fb060d

This live presentation will discuss the Fulbright Scholars Program opportunities and application process. Participants will be able to ask general questions.

April 01, 2021

The inaugural meeting of the NBER Working Group on Race and Stratification will be held next Friday, April 9. The program, which has been arranged by Isaiah Andrews, Rodney Andrews, Renee Bowen, Ebonya Washington, and working group director Trevon Logan, may be found here:
    https://www.nber.org/conferences/working-group-race-and-stratification-spring-2021

April 01, 2021

Cheyenne HarleAg business junior Cheyenne Harle is a recipient of MaxYield Cooperative’s $1000 Ag Scholarship.

March 31, 2021

soil managementThe longest-running conference offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be offered May 19 via Zoom.

March 30, 2021

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, was interviewed for a March 29 Quad-City Times story, "Iowa fourth-quarter GDP shows improvement after pandemic-fueled downturn."

March 30, 2021

Alejandro Plastina, Sergio LenceAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, was interviewed about his and Sergio Lence's recent paper in The Academic Times.

March 29, 2021

Julia CampbellAg business senior Julia Campbell and her running mate Megan Decker, ag and society sophomore, were elected as Student Government president and vice president Thursday, March 25.

March 25, 2021

Dhamu ThamodaranDhamu Thamodaran ('83 PhD ag economics), will present the Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture April 12 at 7 p.m. Thamodaran will be virtual (link TBA) - guests may watch online or in the Sun Room of the ISU Memorial Union.

March 24, 2021

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, and member of USHCA’s Agriculture committee, will be the moderator for the April 1 US-China Ag Education Dialog organized by the US Heartland China Association.

March 22, 2021

Ag Policy Review winter 2021The Winter 2021 CARD Ag Policy Review is now available online.

March 22, 2021

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for a March 21 Sioux City Journal story, "PROGRESS: Farmland values rise in every county in Northwest Iowa."

March 22, 2021

NBER/CRIW Conference on Technology, Productivity, and Economic Growth
March 17-18, 2022

Abstract submission deadlline:  May 15, 2021 at https://conference.nber.org/confsubmit/backend/cfp?id=CRIWs22

March 22, 2021

Beatrice MauleAg bus sophomore Beatrice Maule tied for third place in the Undergraduate Research Talks on Tuesday, March 23.

March 22, 2021

From Jonathan Wickert, Senior Vice President and Provost, March 18

On March 11, 2021, the Board of Regents lifted its moratorium on international travel for Iowa State University students, faculty, and staff. I am writing with information related to travel requirements, visiting scholars, and study abroad programs.

Faculty and Staff Travel
International travel for faculty and staff may be permitted, subject to the following requirements:

March 17, 2021

Dr. Lee SchulzLee Schulz, associate professor, was interviewed for a March 17 Agri Pulse article, "One year later: Pandemic introduces unprecedented supply, demand issues into livestock sector."

March 16, 2021

Dr. Sergio Lence, Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, and Sergio Lence, professor, have a new publication (open access) in Agricultural Economics.

March 15, 2021

Dr. Elizabeth HoffmanElizabeth Hoffman, professor, had her paper, "Patently Risky: Framing, Innovation, and Entrepreneurial Preferences," published in the Fall 2020 Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. Her co-authors are David Shwartz, Matthew Spitzer, and Eric Talley.

March 15, 2021

President Wendy Wintersteen sent a March 12 letter to the Iowa State Community:

I’m pleased to announce that we are looking forward to a “new normal” for the upcoming academic year. We are planning to return in-person classes, labs, studios, residence, dining, student activities, and campus events to pre-pandemic levels. As we move forward, the foundation of our “new normal” will be based on appropriate health practices, an assumption that vaccinations will be widely available, and our deep commitment to academic quality and supporting an excellent student experience.

March 11, 2021

Dr. Joshua RosenbloomJoshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, was interviewed in a March 10 Daily Iowan story, "U.S. House passes $1.9 trillion relief package, won’t include minimum wage increase."

March 10, 2021

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, was interiewed for a March 9 Daily Iowan story, "The state of Iowa could lose millions of dollars without its first-in-the-nation caucuses, according to FEC campaign spending data."

March 09, 2021

Erin CumingsErin Cumings ('02 ag business) was honored at the Iowa State University Agricultural Business Club's annual awards banquet Saturday, March 6, 2021. She received the club's Outstanding Alumni Award for 2020. Cumings is currently the Senior Consultant of Business Program Management at Nationwide.

March 09, 2021

Dr. Ron Deiter, Julia CampbellThe Agricultural Business Club honored Dr. Ron Deiter at its annual banquet on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Dr. Deiter has served as advisor to the club since 1978.  The program included alumni speakers Izak Christiansen ('18 ag business) and Elizabeth Burns-Thompson ('11 ag business) and current student speakers Cale Pellet and Brooke Beinhart providing remarks on behalf of their respective groups.

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