Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, made the following presentations:
“Economics of Cover Crops in Midwest Agriculture.” Invited presentation, Conservation Infrastructure Initiative, Cover Crops Working Group, West Des Moines, Iowa, Aug. 4, 2017.
If you will be using the new Learning Management System, Canvas, for your courses this semester or would like to learn more about it in advance of the transition next Semester there are some opportunities for training coming up.
Iowa State University would increase its resident undergraduate tuition by 7 percent in each of the next five years under a proposal unveiled Aug. 9, 2017 by interim ISU President Ben Allen.
Burton English (Ph.D. '81 ag economics) was cited in a July 27, 2017, Wall Street Journal article:
Nathan Kauffman (Ph.D. '12 economics), Assistant Vice President and Branch Executive at Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, was quoted in a July 31, 2017 High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal article
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, and a recent ISU report on the current ag economy were cited in an editorial by Brendan Sullivan, The Omaha World-Herald,
A group of young professionals in USDA’s Economic Research Service took a four-day tour of Illinois and Iowa last week, including a visit to the ISU campus. Rich Nehring, a USDA-ERS agricultural economist from Washington D.C., organized the tour that started in Chicago.
The National Academy of Sciences is accepting nominations for a 2018 award presented in economics. NAS membership is not required to nominate candidates or to be considered for an award. Please help spread the word that the nomination process is underway!
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The 2017 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting in Chicago, July 30-Aug. 1 resulted in honors bestowed upon several Economics Department alumni.
Implementation of Iowa State's new learning management system (LMS) is underway, with instructor access now available. In June, Canvas was chosen to replace the current Blackboard LMS. Blackboard still is available for use during the fall semester; Canvas will be fully implemented for spring courses.
Nine department students traveled to the AAEA meetings in July in Chicago to participate in the undergraduate competitions.
David Swenson, associate scientist, was a guest on KASI Radio’s The Trent Rice Show, talking about business start-ups and how Iowa compares to the nation.
The Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative hosted a group of 25 farm and agricultural business professionals from Brazil from July 24 to 28 in its first Business Beyond Borders event.
There will be five welcome and information centers located around campus during the primary student class hours on the first two days of classes. Fruit and water will be available for distribution to students.
Help welcome our new and returning students by volunteering for a shift from the list below. Assignments will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please list a first & second choice of date/time/location.
Sonya Huffman, adjunct associate professor, recently gave the following paper presentations:
“Happiness and Diet in Russia” presented at the 2nd Business & Entrepreneurial Economics conference, May 24-26, 2017, Brijuni National Park, Republic of Croatia
On July 24, 2017, several members of the Economics Department faculty were quoted in a story by Jeff Charis-Carlson, Iowa City Press-Citizen, about a potential agreement between Iowa State and the Charles Koch Foundation to fu
David Swenson, associate scientist, spoke to several media reporters recently, including Steve Matthews, Bloomberg News, about Iowa’s rising labor force participation rate among persons 25 to 54.
ISU Data Driven Science/Big Data Team,
Dr. Chaitan Baru, Senior Advisor for Data Science in the Computer and Information Science & Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation (NSF) will be visiting the Iowa State University campus on Sep. 26, 2017. Click here to learn more about Dr. Baru.
Alumnus Loyd Brown ('69 ag business) was awarded the Distinguished D. Howard Doane Award from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers during the 2016 ASFMRA annual meeting in Indian Wells, California, Nov. 7-11, 2016.
2017 NIFA Partnership Awards
The Office of the VPR is accepting expressions of interest for the NIFA Partnership Awards program. Given the short turnaround for this program, interested faculty should contact Sue Shipitalo (email@example.com) as soon as possible or by July 24, 2017, to express interest.