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January 15, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in a Markets Insider story on Jan. 14, 2019, on the outlook for American soybean farmers.

January 15, 2019

ACDI/VOCA Service Learning Corps
Market Systems Development Researcher
3-12 months, beginning May 2019

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January 15, 2019

ACDI/VOCA Service Learning Corps
Economic Multiplier Specialist
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
March- May 2019

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January 15, 2019

The Defense Intelligence Agency is hosting an invitation-only Hiring Event in March 2019 in Omaha, Nebraska for the following career fields:
Visit DIA.mil for more information.

January 10, 2019

Lee Schulz, 2019 livestock forecastLee Schulz, associate professor, expects record U.S. production for beef, pork and poultry in his forecast for 2019.

January 10, 2019

Connor Theodore LismanJeff and Adriana Valcu-Lisman are the parents of son Connor Theodore Lisman, born Jan. 4, 2019, at 12:21 p.m. The newest Lisman weighs 6 lb. 10 oz. and measures 20 in. long. Congratulations to the proud parents!

January 10, 2019

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, spoke with several media outlets this week:

January 09, 2019

AAEA meeting comedy speakersPeter Orazem, professor, was one of five speakers who participated in the 11th Annual Economics Humor Session in Honor of Caroline Postelle Clotfelter at the American Economic Association meetings Jan. 5, 2019, in Atlanta.

January 09, 2019

  Sandell Grant Program

  • Sandell Grants provide the opportunity for junior scholars or non-tenured scholars to pursue research on retirement or disability policy.  The program is open to scholars in all disciplines.
  • Up to three grants of $45,000 will be awarded for one-year projects.

Proposal guidelines are available online.

Dissertation Fellowship Program

January 08, 2019

Panama study abroad groupEbby Luvaga, senior lecturer, left Iowa Dec. 28, 2018 to lead a group of 17 CALS students on a study abroad trip to Panama, a trip she's been conducting since 1999. 

January 08, 2019

Ghana Health and Education Initiative (GHEI) is offering an international volunteer opportunity for students next summer in Ghana.

January 03, 2019

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in a story in the Jan. 1, 2019 The Epoch Times titled "Agriculture Remains a Sticking Point to US–EU Trade Deal."

January 03, 2019

Dr. John CrespiJohn Crespi, professor and interim director of the Center for Rural and Agricultural Development (CARD) was quoted in a Dec. 27th story in the Gazette.

January 03, 2019

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for a Dec. 26, 2018 story on Radio Iowa on results from the annual farmland value survey.

December 20, 2018

Center for China U.S.The Center for China-US Agricultural Economics and Policy in CARD was the subject of a recent Grant Wall article in CALS STORIES magazine:

December 20, 2018

Dermot Hayes, Riley ArthurRiley Arthur is on the run. The junior majoring in agricultural business and economics is chasing not just a degree, but the full-blown Iowa State experience.

Arthur, an Owatonna, Minnesota, native, worked as an intern this summer with ethanol processor Flint Hills Resources.

December 20, 2018

Chinese delegation visits CARDMembers of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) hosted a group of four researchers, led by Dr. Shiping Mao, from the Institute of Agricultural Economics and Development (IAED) of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) from Dec. 10-15, 2018.

December 18, 2018

Elizabeth Burns-ThompsonElizabeth Burns-Thompson ('11 ag business) was the subject of the story by the Iowa State University Alumni Association.

December 18, 2018

Ina De Inza NiemeijerIna De Inza Niemeijer ('16 ag business, econ) has been named the CALS Young Alum of the Month for December, 2018. Ina is currently the Human Resources Coordinator at Renewable Energy Group, Inc. in Amsterdam.

December 17, 2018

Dr. Lee Schulz, Dr. Alejandro PlastinaLee Schulz, associate professor, and Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, were interviewed for an Dec. 14th Pilot-Tribune article on farm markets.

December 12, 2018

Wendong ZhangResults of the 2018 Iowa Land Value Survey show that after a reprieve in 2017, commodity prices, interest rates, and trade disruptions drove Iowa farmland values down for the fourth time in five years. The average statewide value of an acre of farmland is now estimated to be $7,264.

December 12, 2018

David Swenson, Liesl EathingtonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, and Liesl Eathington, assistant scientist, assisted in interpreting new American Communities Survey data on median household income growth by county in Iowa and poverty rate changes for Kevin Hardy, Des Moines Register.

December 11, 2018

Dr. Leigh TesfatsionLeigh Tesfatsion, emeritus professor, has been elevated to the grade of Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Senior Member is the highest grade of the IEEE for which a member may apply.

December 10, 2018

Kayleigh KochThe CALS Student Council will present the 2018 Senior Outstanding Ambassador of Agriculture Award to Kayleigh Koch, ag bus senior from Hawkeye, Iowa. The graduating senior who served as CALS Ambassador, will be recognized for her efforts in recruitment and other support for the college.

December 05, 2018

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in several media outlets this week:

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