December 18, 2017

Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, delivered a keynote presentation, “Consolidation and Competition in Midwest Agriculture: Are these Game-Changers?” at the University of Minnesota’s Crop Pest Management Short Course on Dec. 12, 2017.

December 14, 2017

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for a story in the Des Moines Register about the results of the 2017 Iowa State University Land Value Survey, released Dec. 12, 2017.

December 13, 2017

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.

More information: Ellen Anderson

December 13, 2017

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, announced results of the 2017 Iowa State University Land Value Survey Dec. 12, 2017.

December 13, 2017

Dave SwensonDave Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Paul Yeager of Iowa Public Television’s “Market to Market” for a podcast on the state’s economy, its growth prospects and whether tax cuts will lead to greater job growth.

December 12, 2017

CALS Senior Award winner Lauren SendelbachAg bus and economics senior Lauren Sendelbach is the winner of the CALS Leadership Excellence award. After graduation, Sendelbach, who is from Henry, Illinois, plans to work for the Kramp Group in Varsseveld, Netherlands.

December 11, 2017

Hans RienscheHans Riensche, ag bus freshman, is one of 18 Iowa college students who will make up the eighth Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team.

December 11, 2017

2017 Econ department holiday partyDepartment members and guests enjoyed the annual holiday party held from noon to 2:00 p.m., Dec. 7, 2017, in 368A Heady Hall.

December 11, 2017

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, will speak at the 2018 Farm Futures Business Summit Jan. 18-19, 2018, at the Coralville Marriott Hotel near Iowa City, Iowa.

December 11, 2017

Zachary ZwiefelEconomics 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.

December 11, 2017

New Agricultural Business Club officersMembers of the Agricultural Business Club elected 10 new officers Tues, Dec. 5. The new officers are:

December 07, 2017

Santiago AcerenzaGrad 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.

December 07, 2017

Ag Bus club donates to Bliss Cancer CenterGeorgeanne 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.

December 07, 2017

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.

December 06, 2017

Lowell CatlettLowell 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.

December 04, 2017

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot 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.

December 04, 2017

Liesl EathingtonLeisl 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.

November 28, 2017

Peter Orazem, Patti CotterThe formerly bare walls of the seminar room 368A Heady Hall are now home to 14 art pieces belonging to Peter Orazem, university professor, 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.

November 28, 2017

Ebby LuvagaEbby 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.

November 27, 2017

OSPA will be closed during winter break from December 25th, 2017 through January 1st, 2018. 

November 21, 2017

Friendship Farm, Beijing Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, was quoted in a story in The Economist  about the 3,300-acre "Friendship Farm" being constructed near Beijing:

November 20, 2017

Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed for an Ames Tribune article on the recent closing of the celulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa.

November 16, 2017

Mark Edelman, Sandry BurkeWells 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.

November 15, 2017

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
Noon-2 p.m.
368A Heady Hall


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