"The Economics of Local Food Systems: A Toolkit to Guide Community Discussions, Assessments, and Choices," a report from the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. David Swenson, associate scientist.
Environmental Education Training Program
Due Date: May 9, 2016
Iowa State University Senior Vice President and Provost Jonathan Wickert and
Wendy Wintersteen, Endowed Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences,
invite you to a special event honoring Quinn Weninger.
Savanna Lyons, a masterʼs degree student in economics and sustainable agriculture, is the recipient of the Barbara and Thomas Lyon Scholarship for the Study of Agricultural Cooperatives.
Six members of the Agricultural Business Club were recently presented with this year's Outstanding Club Member Awards. They were:
Congratulations to the new 2016-2017 Economics Graduate Student Association elected officers.
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, participated as a panel member in the Ag Panel Discussion organized by the Central Iowa Chapter of the Risk Management Association. Clive, IA. March 2, 2016.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) will provide travel support for faculty, P&S research staff, post-docs, and graduate students who would like to attend the Midwest Big Data Hub All-Hands Meeting in Chicago on March 21-22, 2016.
Ron Deiter, professor, gave a presentation entitled “Playing the Odds in Sports” to the ISU Sports Analytics Club, on Feb. 24, in Ames, IA.
David Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Trent Rice, KASI Radio, about energy prices, the stock market fluctuations, and state and local subsidies to the DuPont/Pioneer research facility in Johnston.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, spoke with Matt Wilde, Iowa Soybean Association why (historical and future) local cooperatives are consolidating and the impact on famers and Iowa.Jacobs also spoke with Roy Leidahl, Iowa Farmer Today about consolidation of cooperatives, what is driving it, and the impacts on producers.
Eight members of the ISU Agricultural Business Club participated in the Academic Quiz Bowl competition in the Southern Agricultural Economics Association annual meeting in February.
"The Role of Iowa State University in Assisting the Countries of Central and Eastern Europe in Transitioning to a Market Economy," Emeritus Professor Neil Harl, Slovo, Vol. 16, No. 2, Winter 2015-2016
Nancy B. Brannaman, BS Ag Business/Farm Operation, MS Ag Economics/Finance, ISU, will be the guest speaker at next week's meeting of the Economics club.
Dave Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Jason Foley, Des Moines Register, about Governor Branstad’s campaign goals after five years and the role his administration has played in the state’s overall recovery from the Great Recession.