Neil E. Harl, emeritus professor, was invited to address the Committee on Agriculture, United States House of Representatives, on Taxation and Tax Policy, on April 5, rescheduled after a March 15 cancellation. Because of Mrs. Harl's illness, Dr. Harl submitted his views in writing.
Leigh Tesfatsion, professor, recently made the presentaion, "Modeling Economic Systems as Locally-Constructive Sequential Games," Social Behavioral Modeling and Simulation Workshop, Sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA, April 3-4, 2017.
Members of the college’s young alumni initiative, Curtiss League, were on campus Friday, March 31 for their annual kick-off event.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, spoke at Texas A&M University’s Master of Agribusiness Symposium on Cooperatives on Friday, March 30th. She made a presentation titled, “Cooperative Challenges and Pressure on Leadership.”
David Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Erin Murphy, reporter for Lee Enterprises, about the source (sources) of Iowa’s current revenue shortfall.
Swenson also spoke to:
Two eminent economists, Roger Ferguson and Alan Barkema, will lecture at Iowa State on Tues., April 11.
Four economics undergrads presented papers at the Midwest Economics Association 2017 annual meeting on March 31-April 2.
David Weiman, Alena Wels Hirschorn '58 Professor of Economics at Barnard College, Columbia University, spoke at two events at Iowa State on March 30 and 31.
Mengyu “Allen” Wang, a third-year student with majors in Aerospace Engineering, Economics, and Mathematics, has been named a 2017 Goldwater Scholar.
Thanks to the AAEA Trust, we are able to provide a number of graduate students and young professionals with $200 travel stipends for attending the 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting EXECON Post-Conference Workshop in Chicago on Aug. 2, 2017.
Iowa State University features in the Top 10 out of 26,000+ degree-granting institutions of higher education worldwide in 2 subjects. The inaugural subjects ranking by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), publisher of the largest academic ranking of global universities was released on Monday, April 3rd 2017 (at cwur.org/2017/subjects.php).
A new on-line journal, Journal of Applied Farm Economics, is being published by the Center for Commercial Agriculture at Purdue University.
John Lawrence, CALS associate dean and director of extension and outreach, has been named interim vice president of of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Richard Allen ('63 ag business), a retired statistician from Fairfax, Virginia, has been inducted into the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service Hall of Fame.
Chad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in the article, "2017 Plant Preview: I-States Tilt Slightly Toward Soybeans," on spring planting projections in AgWeb (Farm Journal Media).
Members of the 2016-2017 Peer Mentor Team were recognized on Peer Mentor Appreciation Day, March 29th, with a come-and-go breakfast hosted at various locations, giveaways, and prizes.
David Keiser, assistant professor, has published a paper in the forthcoming edition of the Journal of Public Economics. The paper studies the effectiveness of recent bans on phosphates in household automatic dishwasher detergents. It is co-authored with Alex Cohen.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, conducted several presentations and training sessions in March, 2017:
Weds., March 1, a presentation to the Nevada Rotary Club’s Rural Urban Day 2017 in Nevada, Iowa about the consolidation of ag cooperatives and producer-level impacts.
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, made a presentation on farmland leasing trends to the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers – Iowa Chapter at their Spring Seminar, March 22, at the Quality Inn Conference Center in Ames, IA.
David Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Matthew Patane, Cedar Rapids Gazette, about what constitutes full employment and what that would mean for the Iowa economy, and Trent Rice, the Trent Rice Show on KASI, about the wave of legacy retail store closings and what that means for the eco
Department alumna Shazia Manus ('98 economics) has been named a finalist for the Technology Association of Iowa's prestigious CEO of the Year Prometheus Award.
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey presented an Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Leader Award--the Leadership in Conservation--to the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Science Team.
Lillian Yutong Zhang was born on Saturday, March 18, at 10 pm at Mary Greeley Hospital.
Said Wendong Zhang, "We are all doing great. Wei did it all without any epidural, and Lucy the baby sister is also happy and excited, especially after receiving several presents 'from the newborn'. Lillian weighed 6lb 13.5oz and has a length of 19.5 inches. Normal and healthy! Her middle name Yutong is two Chinese characters: Yu means rain and Tong means red sun."
Recent grad Locky Catron ('16 ag business), Partner, CleBer, was profiled in a story on Women, Food & Ag Network.