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November 15, 2017

Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, has a new peer-reviewed extension publication, “Evaluating a Company’s Financial Position before Selling Grain on Deferred Price Contracts.” 

November 15, 2017

Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed by FeedNavigator in a story about the USDA's World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates results. 

November 13, 2017

Emery CastleDistinguished agricultural and resource economist, Emery Neal Castle ('52 PhD ag economics) died October 31, 2017, in Portland, Oregon.

November 13, 2017

This is a reminder that the deadline for proposals of possible sessions at the pre-conference for faculty and staff and the campus wide conference (well-attended by students) is Friday, Nov. 17

November 13, 2017

DAvid SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, answered questions form Jeff DeYoung, Iowa Farmer Today, about the number of foreign born workers in the state’s ag and ag-related industries.

November 09, 2017

Heady Hall will be considered locked but occupied during the period Dec. 25, 2017-Jan. 1, 2018. You will be able to enter the building with your access card. There will be no mail service during this time. There will also be no custodial or vending service, and vendors will not deliver packages. There should be a reduction in heat in the building, however in the past this has not been significant.

More information: Ellen Anderson ellena@iastate.edu

November 08, 2017

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was quoted in a Des Moines Register story on Iowa's role in transforming China's ag industry, to the benefit of both nations.

November 08, 2017

Joe ColettiJoe Coletti, associate dean of the College of Ag and Life Sciences, will replace Wendy Wintersteen as interim dean of the college starting Nov. 20, 2017, as Wintersteen assumes the role of the 16th president of Iowa State University.

November 08, 2017

Sher Afghan AsadSher Aghan Asad, grad student, has been selected to participate in the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics' (IFREE) 23rd Annual Visiting Graduate Student Workshop Jan.9-13, 2018, at the Orange campus of Chapman University.

November 07, 2017

Spring 2018 math class for econ grad students:

Math 645: Advanced Stochastic Processes

Mon., Wed. and Fri.
2:10-3.00 pm
414 Carver

November 07, 2017

What to do after you've received an award.

Come learn the basics of post-award actions and the most frequently asked questions. We’ll talk about how to request a PI change, who can submit a no-cost extension request, who really needs to sign a revised GoldSheet, and other useful information about budgeting and managing award changes. This training is designed to help grant coordinators and research administration staff, as well as faculty and PIs who manage their own award administration, learn how to save time and navigate these processes quickly and efficiently.

November 07, 2017

Economics Faculty:

The link below provides a convenient list of resources to help you transfer your course(s) from Blackboard to Canvas.

https://canvas.iastate.edu/courses/75

It provides information about how to ``Download Gradebooks and Files before Blackboard Disappears’’. This is important for when faculty members need to deal with grade appeals, want to write letters of recommendation, provide information for external reviews and so on.

November 07, 2017

Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, will be leading the workshop “Becoming a Cooperative Board Influencer” at the ISU Women in Ag Leadership Conference, Nov. 27-28, 2017 at the Scheman Building.

November 07, 2017

Economics, Environment, and Sustainable Development
Jan. 17-18, 2018
Irvine, California
More information

November 06, 2017

The Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies provides funding for Japanese nationals to pursue a PhD in Macroeconomics, Finance, Public Finance, Monetary Economics, International Economics, International Trade, Poverty Issues, Political Economy, or Econometrics at a university outside of Japan. Applicants whould also have an interest in working at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2018

More information

November 06, 2017

The Econ Club hosted speaker Ron Hansen, Superintendent of Banking at the Iowa Division of Banking, at their Nov. 1 meeting. Hansen spoke on "Economics and the Banking Sector" to the attendees.

November 06, 2017

Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, was an invited speaker and session moderator at the 2017 Farmer Cooperatives Conference in St. Paul, MN, Nov. 3-4.

November 06, 2017

Neil HarlNeil E. Harl, emeritus professor, conducted a two-day seminar for attorneys and CPAs from seven states on Oct. 30 and 31 on Farm Estate and Business Planning (the first day) and and Farm Income Tax (the second day) in Ames at the Quality Inn and Suites Starlite Conference Center.

November 03, 2017

Sher Afghan AsadSher Afghan Asad, graduate student, is among the 43 competitors in the Graduate College’s Three-minute Thesis Event Monday, Nov. 6. The preliminary heat session #3, will take place in 2115 Pearson Hall, from 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

November 02, 2017

The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) had a meeting recently in Washington, DC that was held in association with the roll out of the new U.S. Government's Global Food Security Research Strategy.

October 31, 2017

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, is scheduled to speak at the 2018 Farm Futures Business Summit Jan. 18-19, 2018 at the Coralville Marriott Hotel, near Iowa City. Zhang will talk about what’s really going on in the Chinese ag economy and the implications for U.S. agriculture.

October 31, 2017

Mark EdelmanMark Edelman, professor, was contacted by Cheryl Tevis, freelance writer and contributor to Successful Farming, regarding the recent Stover Ventures announcement for a pilot plant in Osage, Iowa and other ventures in the Ag Ventures Alliance portfolio.

October 26, 2017

National Bureau of Economic Research: Cambridge, MA

October 26, 2017

Liesl EathingtonLiesl Eathington, assistant scientist, served on the panel for the Business Record’s “Power Breakfast,” providing some demographic perspectives for today’s theme of “March to 1 Million: How will Greater Des Moines handle its growth?”

October 25, 2017

Mark Edelman, professor and Community Vitality Center Director, was a  co-presenter of  "Policy Outlook for Leaders: Future Prospects for Agriculture and the Farm Bill Debate" to the Masters in Agribusiness Management mid-career students at Kansas State University, Kansas City Campus in Olathe, Oct.

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