Economics junior Zachary Zwiefel has had his paper “The Propagation of Macroeconomic Shocks” accepted for presentation in the undergraduate paper sessions at the Midwest Economics Association meeting at the Hilton Orrington, March 23-25, 2017, in Evanston, Illinois. His paper will be entered in the MEA competition of undergraduate papers.
Members of the Agricultural Business Club elected 10 new officers Tues, Dec. 5. The new officers are:
Grad student Santiago Acerenza recently published the paper, "Household Education Spending in Latin America and the Caribbean: Evidence from Income and Expenditure Surveys" with Nestor Gandelman.
Georgeanne Artz, assistant professor, was diagnosed with melanoma cancer in August 2017. As co-adviser of the Agricultural Business Club, Georgeanne’s character of helping others is vital to the success of the club and its members.
Gabriel Lade, assistant professor, was one of a team of researchers who determined that programs that encourage consumers to conserve one resource end up reducing the use of other resources–a phenomenon referred to as a behavioral spillover.
Lowell Catlett (PhD, '80 economics) offered a mind-expanding look at how technology will change the way we farm as the highlight of the Midwest Pork Conference in Danville on Tuesday. Dr. Lowell Catlett, a nationally known futurist, painted a picture of how today’s cutting-edge technology will change the way we live and farm in the not too distant future.
Dermot Hayes, professor, was interviewed on WNAX Nov. 30, for a story on China's new E10 mandate.
Hayes said China recently reduced their corn stocks and announced the E10 directive. As a result China will either need to import corn to produce that ethanol or just import the biofuel.
Leisl Eathington, assistant scientist, spoke to SHEPH (Students Helping Eliminate Poverty and Hunger), a student group at Ames High School Nov. 30, 2017. Around 30 club members attended the early morning talk.
The formerly bare walls of the seminar room 368A Heady Hall are now home to 14 art pieces belonging to professor Peter Orazem and his wife, Patti Cotter.
Orazem credits his mother for igniting his love of art when he was a boy. On their visits to museums, he fantasized about owning original paintings of his own one day.
Ebby Luvaga, senior lecturer, accompanied by Dr. Theressa Cooper, Assistant Dean for Diversity in CALS, traveled to Nigeria during Thanksgiving break where they reunited with the Cochran Fellows that they hosted this past September. They were invited to participate in the 4th Annual Agra Innovate conference in Lagos, Nigeria.
OSPA will be closed during winter break from December 25th, 2017 through January 1st, 2018.
Wells Fargo Foundation approved a $50,000 grant this past week to Iowa Community Capital (ICC) for use with its Solidarity Microfinance program targeting low-income minority women entrepreneurs in Des Moines.
Faculty, retired faculty, staff, grad students:
You are invited to join the department in celebrating the joys of the season at the 2017 Holiday Party.
Thurs., Dec. 7th
368A Heady Hall
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, has a new peer-reviewed extension publication, “Evaluating a Company’s Financial Position before Selling Grain on Deferred Price Contracts.”
Chad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed by FeedNavigator in a story about the USDA's World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates results.
Distinguished agricultural and resource economist, Emery Neal Castle ('52 PhD ag economics) died October 31, 2017, in Portland, Oregon.
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.
David 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.
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.
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Joe 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.
Sher 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.