Making its return back...ISU Innovation PRIZE
March 30-31, 2018
ISU Research Park, Core Facility
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?
RFF is one of the leading research institutes on environmental and energy economics.
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.
John 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.
Wendong 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.
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.
Leigh Tesfatsion, emeritus professor, has been appointed Research Professor by Iowa State University, effective March 1, 2018.
GianCarlo 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.
Alejandro 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.
Dennis Starleaf, emeritus professor, wrote an article as a guest columnist for the Des Moines Register March 12, 2018:
Many people appear to be under the impression that exporting is good while importing is bad. This is nonsense.
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.
David 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.
Keri 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.
Amy Brandau, academic adviser, has received the CALS 2018 Outstanding Adviser 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.
Congratulations to Carol Elliott, undergrad programs secretary, who has completed 35 years of service to the Department of Economics and Iowa State University.