October 25, 2017

To faculty: You are invited to this networking opportunity:

Connecting Faculty to Translate Research
Tues. Nov. 7
4:30-6:00 pm
0198 Parks Library

Vice President for Research Sarah M. Nusser and Interim Vice President for Extension and Outreach John D. Lawrence will provide brief comments and introduce the program at 5:00 pm. Complementary appetizers and beverages will be served.

October 24, 2017

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed by Brian Gongol on his Oct. 21st WHO Radio program. The focus of the interview was on the proposals from  states and cities for the new Amazon HQ2.

October 24, 2017

On January 5, 2018, Iowa State University will be turning off all access to Blackboard for instructors and students. All Spring 2018 courses that use ISU's centrally supported academic LMS will be taught in Canvas. Now is the time for you to learn Canvas using ISU’s extensive training opportunities, resources; as well as, prepare to close out your Blackboard courses.

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October 24, 2017

Interim President Allen recently sent out a reminder to complete the campus climate survey that is being conducted with Rankin and Associates. Please take the time to share your thoughts on and experiences with campus climate at Iowa State so that we can continue to work toward more safety, equity, and inclusion for you and others in the campus community. 

The survey is anonymous and your responses are confidential. Participants who complete the survey can enter to win one of 10 gift cards valued at $50 each.

October 24, 2017

Wendy WintersteenThe Board of Regents, State of Iowa, today named Wendy Wintersteen the 16th president of Iowa State University.

Wintersteen’s appointment concludes a nearly six-month national search. She will take office on Nov. 20, 2017. Wintersteen, endowed dean of Iowa State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and director of the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station, will succeed Benjamin Allen, who has served as interim president since May 8. Steven Leath, Iowa State’s 15th president, assumed the presidency at Auburn University last spring.

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October 20, 2017

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was interviewed for an article by George Silva in the MSU Extension newsletter about how cash rates should not be the sole factor in cropland rental decisions.

October 20, 2017

Neil E. Harl, emeritus professor, was interviewed by Radio Station WHO in Des Moines On Oct. 9, on a recent legal case.

October 20, 2017

Ronald DeiterRon Deiter, professor, gave an invited presentation entitled “Some Numbers From Collegiate Sports That Economists & Accountants Should Find Interesting & Maybe Entertaining” to the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA), Ankeny, IA, Oct. 18, 2017.

October 17, 2017

A $1.685 million gift by the Charles Koch Foundation was given to Iowa State's department of economics October 16, 2017.

October 16, 2017

Extension Agricultural Economist
Colby, Kansas
Application deadline: Nov. 10, 2017

More information

October 12, 2017

Dean Wendy WintersteenWendy Wintersteen, the dean of Iowa State University’s agriculture college for the past 11 years, is the fourth finalist for the top job at the Ames institution.

October 12, 2017

The NBER project on the Economics of Digitization will hold a meeting from noon Feb. 28, 2018 through the end of day on March 2, 2017. On February 28 and March 1, the meeting will involve a tutorial for economics graduate students.

October 11, 2017

Just a friendly reminder to get your flu vaccine through the Flu Shot Clinic going on now. It’s convenient, it’s quick, and it’s free!

Mon.– Fri., Oct. 20
9 am – 4 pm 
Room 205 TASF (Technical and Administrative Services Facility)

October 11, 2017

Neil HarlDr. Neil E. Harl was interviewed on NPR Oct. 10 on the wisdom of repealing the federal estate tax. Under current rules, a couple owning less than $11,000,000 in assets can escape the tax completely. Those owning more are taxed on a scale up to a 40 percent rate. As would be expected, the super wealthy favor repeal.

October 11, 2017

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed on IPR's Morning Edition about how rescinding DACA would affect Iowa's economy.

October 11, 2017

Economics of Digitization 
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy,  Research at Stanford University
March 2, 2018

Appropriate topics include:

October 10, 2017

Faculty, tenured/tenure-track
AGNR-Agricultural and Resource Economics
College Park, MD
Application deadline: Dec. 9, 2017

All candidates must apply online to both
Upload CV (PDF) and list of three references.


Submit research paper, statement of research and teaching interests, 3 letters of recommendation.

October 10, 2017

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was interviewed Oct. 10, 2017 by the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network about his report on ARC and PLC payments in Iowa. Read the report.

October 05, 2017

Two GS-14/15 Agricultural Economist positions:

Agricultural Economist (Senior Economist – Agricultural Policy), GS-0110-14/15 position has been posted as AG-OCE-2017-0169:

Agricultural Economist (Senior Economist – Agricultural Trade), GS-0110-14/15 position has been posted as AG-OCE-2017-0170:

Application deadline: Oct. 13, 2017

October 05, 2017

Crop Insurance and Risk Management Analyst
Ithaca, NY
More information

October 04, 2017

Mark Edelman, Sandra BurkeOn Sept. 19, 2017, the U.S. Treasury announced 2017 Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund Awards which included an $80,580 Technical Assistance grant for Iowa Community Capital (ICC) to explore new financial products and new markets in serving target low-income populations in Iowa and collaborating states.  

October 04, 2017


This is the current information regarding course material adoption for Spring 2018 as it relates to the Higher Education Opportunity Act. Please consider the attached items about this policy and consider it as you prepare for spring 2018.

Please note Course Material Adoption Deadline is Oct. 6, 2017.

Faculty Info Course Materials

October 02, 2017

Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor did several recent interviews:


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