PhD student Maria (Jimena) González Ramírez gave the commencement speech at Loras college on May 21, 2016.
On Friday, May 20, nine Ag Business alums, including Amy Brandau, econ department academic adviser, came back to campus as part of the Curtiss League of Awesomeness Kick-Off.
The 89th Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference took place on May 18 in the Scheman Building. More than 280 farm managers, rural appraisers, real estate brokers, ag lenders and others attended this year’s conference.
David Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Kevin Hardy, Des Moines Register, about the announcement that Cognizant Technology Solutions was going to add 1000 jobs in Des Moines.
Swenson also did interviews with:
This week David Swenson, associate scientist, had media contacts with the following:
We have received the sad news that Ron Prescott, long-time employee of the Department of Economics, passed away on Saturday. Details of the visitation and service are included in the Ames Tribune
David Swenson, associate scientist, was a guest on the Trent Rice Show, KASI. They discussed the minimum wage and whether cities or counties will induce state actions.
New Publication: Wallace Huffman, "Issues in GM and Non-GM Coexistence: A United States Perspective." EuroChoices (Special Issue on GMO Coexistence) 15(April 2016): 69-73.
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, conducted another radio interview on Cash Rents. This time with Ken Anderson from Brownfield Radio Network based in Lincoln, Nebraska.
2016 AAEA Annual Meeting Travel Grants-Applications extended to May 27.
The AAEA Trust is accepting applications for Travel Grants for Graduate Students and Early Career Professionals attending the meeting July 31-August 2. These grants defray housing and transportation costs. The amount of the travel grant awarded will depend on a variety of factors, including: number of applications received, financial need of the applicant, and expected active participation in the Annual Meeting.
The Economics Department main office (260 and 266 Heady Hall) and the advising office (174 Heady) will participate in summer work hours, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, beginning Monday, May 9th. We will return to regular hours on Monday, August 15.
For faculty members that use Pivot and ORCiD: they are now syncing. Here is a link to more information. You have to put your ORCiD into your pivot profile. Which will update your pivot profile.
Drew Mogler, senior, won the Spring 2016 CALS Ag Business Leadership Excellence Award and gave the address at the college's spring convocation on May 7 at Hilton Coliseum.
Iowa State University student teams won the overall sweepstakes award among four-year institutions at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Judging Conference April 14-16.
Senior Blake Heimann received the 2016 Barbara Mack Scholar Award in the Humanities or Social Sciences at the Phi Beta Kappa initiation this spring.
Michael Long, CARD systems analyst, has received the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences P&S Award for Excellence in Information Technology.
Seniors and honors students Sydney Elson and Kathlina Roat presented their posters at the University Honors poster session on Wednesday, April 27th at the Memorial Union.