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March 27, 2018

Making its return back...ISU Innovation PRIZE
March 30-31, 2018

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Calling all Iowa State faculty & staff!
The ISU Innovation PRIZE is an incentive competition at Iowa State University where developers, designers, marketers, problem-solvers, researchers, creatives and startup enthusiasts share ideas, form teams, and solve one of the three bold challenges! Are you ready to solve a Bold Challenge?

March 26, 2018

RFF is one of the leading research institutes on environmental and energy economics.

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March 26, 2018

Dr. Peter Orazem, Dr. Jounjun Kim Peter Orazem, university professor, and Younjun Kim ('15 PhD economics), assistant professor, Southern Connecticut State University, wrote a March 22nd blogpost "You've got internet! - connecting rural areas" for the Oxford University Press's OUPblog. 

March 26, 2018

Dr. John LawrenceJohn Lawrence, interim vice president of ISU extension and outreach, has been appointed vice president of Iowa State University’s extension and outreach programs after a nationwide search.

March 26, 2018

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, had his paper "Do U.S. Anglers Care about Harmful Algal Blooms? A Discrete Choice Experiment of Lake Erie Recreational Anglers" in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

March 26, 2018

Kevin KimleKevin Kimle, senior lecturer, wrote the article "Investors Look to Disrupt Ag" for the March issue of Agri Marketing magazine.

March 26, 2018

Dr. Otavio BartalottiOtavio Bartalotti, assistant professor, joined the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) in Bonn, Germany as a Research Fellow in March, 2018. See his IZA profile

March 21, 2018

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, discussed by conference call the results of his study on the economics of cover crops (www.card.iastate.edu/conservation) with Sheldon R. Jones, Chief Operating Officer, the Soil Health Institute;

March 20, 2018

Layla Jiwan Kim Congratulations to grad student Jae Hyoung Kim and his wife Shinae Hong, who became the proud parents of daughter Layla Jiwan Kim, born on Thursday, March 15, at 1:37 am at Mary Greeley Medical Center. She weighs 6 lb 7.7 oz and measures 20.5 in.

March 19, 2018

Dr. Leigh TesfatsionLeigh Tesfatsion, emeritus professor, has been appointed Research Professor by Iowa State University, effective March 1, 2018.

March 19, 2018

Dr. GianCarlo MoschiniGianCarlo Moschini, professor of economics, has been announced as the recipient of a $424,624 USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grant. Federico Ciliberto of the University of Virginia and Edward Perry of Kansas State University are listed as Co-Project Directors.

March 19, 2018

Sebastien Pouliot and Lee SchulzSebastien Pouliot, associate professor, and Lee Schulz, assistant professor, have been announced as recipients of a $361,234 USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grant.

March 19, 2018

Georgeanne Artz, Kevin Kimle, Peter OrazemGeorgeanne Artz, assistant professor, Kevin Kimle, senior lecturer, and Peter Orazem, professor, have been announced as recipients of a $233,355 USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grant.

March 13, 2018

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, was interviewed for a March 9th story in Successful Farming on a retroactive fix that likely will be part of an omnibus bill set to be passed on March 23. 

March 13, 2018

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, along with Fernando Miguez, associate professor of agronomy; Fangge Liu and Wendiam Sawadgo, graduate students in economics; Guillermo Marcillo, graduate student in agronomy; and Sarah Carlson, the strategic initiatives director for Practical Farmers of Iowa, found substantial variability in net returns, driven by the costs of planting and terminating cover crops, feed cost savings from grazing cover crops, cost-share program payments, and the difference in yields obtained in fields with and without cover crops.

March 12, 2018

Dr. Dennis StarleafDennis Starleaf, emeritus professor, wrote an article as a guest columnist for the Des Moines Register March 12, 2018:

Your Turn

Many people appear to be under the impression that exporting is good while importing is bad. This is nonsense.

March 12, 2018

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was interviewed for a March 8, 2018, Des Moines Register story "Iowa could support 45700 CAFOs, but should it?"

Hayes, who conducted an economic analysis for the company, said Iowa Select will go from producing 8 percent to 14 percent of Iowa's pork when its expansion is completed, based on 2015 levels. Hayes disagrees that new processing plants are pushing Iowa's hog production higher.

March 12, 2018

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, had several recent media contacts:

KASI Radio’s The Trent Rice Show to discuss President Trump’s proposed steel and aluminum tariffs.

March 12, 2018

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, was an invited speaker at the cooperative board session of the Minnesota Grain and Feed Association’s 111th Annual Convention in Prior Lake, Wisconsin  Weds., March 7.

March 07, 2018

Winter 2018 Ag Policy ReviewThe Winter 2018 edition of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development's (CARD) Agricultural Policy Review is now available.

Visit CARD's website.

March 07, 2018

Soybean fieldWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for a March 6th Ottumwa Courier story by Aaryn Frazier on trade retaliation concerns resulting from soybean tariffs.

March 06, 2018

Amy BrandauAmy Brandau, academic adviser, has received the CALS 2018 Outstanding Adviser Award.

March 06, 2018

John Latham wins Outstanding Alum award.John Latham ('92 ag business) was presented the 2017 Ag Bus Outstanding Alumni Award at the Agricultural Business Club's Banquet at the Scheman Building on March 3, 2018.

March 05, 2018

Carol ElliottCongratulations to Carol Elliott, undergrad programs secretary, who has completed 35 years of service to the Department of Economics and Iowa State University. 

March 05, 2018

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was interviewed by the Telegraph Herald newspaper in Dubuque, Iowa, about the potential effect of a NAFTA repeal.

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