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April 04, 2022

Chad HartChad Hart, professor, was interviewed for an April 1 Business Record story, "Iowa’s GDP down 2.3% in Q4 as ag sector stumbles behind increased input costs."

March 31, 2022

Peter F. OrazemPeter Orazem, university professor, did two March 29 radio interviews about legislation reducing unemployment benefits in Iowa with:

Linh T, Axios
Becky Phelp, KCRG

March 30, 2022

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, and Kristine Tidgren, Director of the Center for Ag Law and Taxation, will serve as panelists in the forum “Solving the Barriers to Agricultural Carbon Markets” organized by the Farm Foundation for April 12.

March 28, 2022

Chad HartChad Hart, professor, was interviewed for a March 23 KFAB interview on the effects of crop prices due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

March 24, 2022

Personal Reflections on the War in UkraineNancy B. Brannaman (BS Ag Business/Farm Operation, MS Ag Economics/Finance) was one of the panelists at a virtual University Lectures event, Personal Reflections on the War in Ukraine, March 23. Brannaman was with the  former U.S. Department of State Foreign Service in the Consular Officer in Kyiv around the time of Ukrainian independence.

March 24, 2022

CARD Ag Policy ReviewThe Winter 2022 CARD Agricultural Policy Review is now available online.

March 24, 2022

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) distributes available funding opportunities on a bi-weekly basis. If you would like to receive the available funding opportunities, please sign up at . (  You can also visit the CARES website,, to view both current and past funding opportunities.

March 22, 2022

Wongpiyabovorn, Plastina, CrespiThe article "Challenges to voluntary Ag carbon markets" by Oranuch Wongpiyabovorn,PhD student, Alejandro Plastina, associate professor, and

March 22, 2022

Ron DeiterRon Deiter, emeritus professor, gave an invited presentation “Applying Sales Lessons From Econ 236 (Ag Selling) to Issues In Animal Science,”  AnS 411, March 22, 2022.

March 21, 2022

Avery Mather, Abigail Ross, Isaac WileyThe National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has awarded scholarships to ten college students who intend to pursue careers in the U.S. pork industry. The Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship program is sponsored by CME Group and the National Pork Industry Foundation and managed and administered by NPPC. The award was announced at NPPC’s annual business meeting — the National Pork Industry Forum.

March 21, 2022

James Stephenson James A. Stephenson, emeritus professor, passed away on March 17, 2022, at Northridge Village. A visitation will be held on Sunday March 27, 2022, from 2-4:00 p.m. at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care, 414 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa 50010. Burial will follow at a later date at Iowa State Cemetery.

March 17, 2022

Bank Case Study Team 2022Four students are on Iowa State's 2022 Bank Case Study competition team. They are Caleb Weingarten, economics freshman, Manisha Prasad, aerospace engineering and economics senior,  Jacob Luedtke, accounting senior, and Yonting Goh, finance senior.

March 16, 2022

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, associate professor, was interviewed for a March 14 Daily Scoop story, "5 Transformations Happening in China That Will Affect Your Farm."

March 16, 2022

Chad HartChad Hart, professor, was interviewed for a March 15 KIWA story, "Gas Price Increases Hitting Farmers Especially Hard."

March 10, 2022

Bertan TurhanBertan Turhan, assistant professor, has had his paper, "Parallel Markets in School Choice'' (joint with O. Afacan, P. Evdokimov, and R. Hakimov), accepted for publication in Games and Economic Behavior. 

March 10, 2022

David SwensonAfter a thirty-two-year career with Iowa State, David Swenson, research scientist, is looking forward to March 18, 2022, his last day in the department.

March 09, 2022

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, was interviewed for a March 9 KFAB story, "Rising Gas Prices Could Affect Spending Habits."

March 09, 2022

Chad HartChad Hart, professor, was quoted in a March 8 Successful Farming story, "Fluctuating Grain Prices Cause Co-Ops to Limit Buying."

March 09, 2022

Dermot HayesDermot Hayesprofessor, Pioneer Chair in Agribusiness, and Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences, was honored by Iowa State's 25 Year Club for his 35 years with the university.

March 07, 2022

Jacob Ludwig, Jaden AhlrichsJacob Ludwig, economics senior, won the Student Government presidential election March 2, 2022. His running mate, Jaden Ahlrichs, global resource systems and horticulture senior, was elected vice president.

March 04, 2022

Sergio LenceSergio Lence, professor, has had his article, "When does voluntary coordination work? Evidence from area-wide pest management," published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

March 03, 2022

John Crespi, Alejandro PlastinaCongratulations to John Crespi, professor and director of CARD, and Alejandro Plastina, associate professor, on their selection as recipients of the 2022 Dean’s Citation Award for their efforts on the Carbon Report.

March 03, 2022

NSF Career Awards Workshop

Thanks to Iowa State’s partnership with the NSF-funded Center for Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS), the Office of the Vice President for Research and Grants Hub are bringing the NSF CAREER Awards workshop to you on Mar 10 at 2:00 – 3:30 pm in the MU, at no cost to participants. This workshop is targeted towards early-career researchers who want to apply to the NSF CAREER Award.

March 03, 2022

IEDA Iowa Energy Center Proposals

It is that time of year again where the Iowa Energy Center Competitive Grant Program Pre-Applications are starting to roll in! 

March 01, 2022

Kenyan soccer team Just as the losing Super Bowl teams gift their "championship" merchandise after the big game, Iowa State's Agricultural Business Club donated their T-shirts to a soccer team nearly halfway around the world.


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