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June 13, 2016

Mark Edelman, Sandra BurkePaper Presentation:  Edelman, Mark  and Sandra Charvat Burke. "Solidarity Microfinance: A Case Study Demonstration of Building Dialogue and Opportunity with Peer-Group Lending Using Grameen Methods."

June 13, 2016

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was quoted in an article in the Muscatine Journal, about information on farmland leasing questions.

June 09, 2016

Congratulations to grad students Jennifer West and Kevin Duncan who got married last weekend before friends and family at the Des Moines Botanical Center in Des Moines, Iowa!

June 08, 2016

Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in a story by Jennifer Carrico in the High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal about how corn exports add billions to the US economy.

June 07, 2016

Neil HarlNeil E. Harl, emeritus professor had several recent media interviews.

June 07, 2016

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, talked with Mike Walsten from the LandOwner Newsletter about the land value predictions from the Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference.

June 07, 2016

Dr. Joshua RosenbloomJoshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, had several responses to questions about state economic development policies included in a recent feature on the wallethub website.

June 07, 2016

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, will speak on U.S. exports and international trade at the World Pork Expo at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, June 8-10, 2016.

June 07, 2016

On May 31, 2016, the U.S. Department of State (State Department) issued a Travel Alert for Americans in Europe through August 31, 2016. The Travel Alert is notable in that it is only the third time that the State Department has issued a general Travel Alert for Europe. Aside from highlighting the risk posed to U.S. citizens from potential terrorist attacks at public locations and large scale events (i.e., tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers, mass transit, etc.), the Travel Alert draws specific attention to France and Poland.

June 02, 2016

Dr. David Frankel

June 01, 2016

Dr. Kevin KimleKevin Kimle, senior lecturer and director of Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative, was interviewed by Matthew Patane, Des Moines Register, for a story on the Ag Startup Engine.

May 31, 2016

Emeritus Professor George W. LaddEmeritus Professor George Wells Ladd, 91, of Ames, Iowa, died May 22, 2016, at Green Hills Retirement Community.

May 31, 2016

Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, spoke with Tom Geyer at Quad City Times about the farmland value forecasts from the participants of the soil management and

May 26, 2016

Kevin KimleKevin Kimle, senior lecturer and director of Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative, has assisted in the creation and development of Ag Startup Engine, which is a private-sector entity.

May 25, 2016

PhD student Maria (Jimena) González Ramírez gave the commencement speech at Loras college on May 21, 2016.

May 25, 2016

Curtiss LeagueOn Friday, May 20, nine Ag Business alums, including Amy Brandau, econ department academic adviser, came back to campus as part of the Curtiss League of Awesomeness Kick-Off.

May 24, 2016

Dr. Catherine KlingCatherine Kling, professor, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences, and director of CARD, was featured in a USDA blog post on Women in Ag featuring her work in ag economics.

May 24, 2016

Dr. The 89th Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference took place on May 18 in the Scheman Building. More than 280 farm managers, rural appraisers, real estate brokers, ag lenders and others attended this year’s conference.

May 24, 2016

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, talked with Betsy Freese and Successful Farming about the 89th Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference held May 18.

May 24, 2016

Darnell Smith, who worked in the Economics Department for many years, passed away on May 17th.

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May 24, 2016

Dr. Neil HarlThe 19th edition of Farm Estate and Business Planning, Neil Harl is released.

May 24, 2016

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Kevin Hardy, Des Moines Register, about the announcement that Cognizant Technology Solutions was going to add 1000 jobs in Des Moines.

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May 19, 2016

David SwensonThis week David Swenson, associate scientist, had media contacts with the following:

May 18, 2016

We have received the sad news that Ron Prescott, long-time employee of the Department of Economics, passed away on Saturday.  Details of the visitation and service are included in the Ames Tribune

May 16, 2016

Dr. Catherine KlingCatherine Kling, professor, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences, and director of CARD, was interviewed on National Public Radio for a story on the environmental cost of growing food.

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