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June 06, 2018

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed by The New Food Economy for a story on how almost 40 percent of all farmland is rented out by non-farming landlords.

June 06, 2018

This year, Iowa State's theme at the fair, Thursday, August 9th – Sunday, August 19th, is “Design within Reach. Innovation for Iowa’s Future”, with our partner the Department of Architecture. The exhibit will include interactive displays and highlights the technology that we have here on campus. Additionally, we will have our ever-popular Cyclone tattoos, football posters, daily drawings, and the University Book Store’s Iowa State merchandise.

June 06, 2018

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed by Donnelle Eller, for the June 4th Des Moines Register story "Low prices, trade disputes sow fears of '80s-style farm crisis."

June 01, 2018

Econ club at Berkshire Hathaway meetingMembers of the economics department and the Economics Club attended the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders' meeting in Omaha on May 5, 2018.

May 31, 2018

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) offers the following pre-award resources to assist faculty and staff in planning and preparing competitive grant applications. 

Search for Funding Opportunities
The Office of the Vice President for Research provides links to resources for finding funding opportunities. CALS provides the following supplemental resources.

May 31, 2018

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, has agreed to do an interview next week, during the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, with Betsy Jibben, national reporter for Farm Journal Media on how U.S.-China trade tensions could impact pork prices.

May 31, 2018

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, had some recent media contacts:

May 31, 2018

Dr. Joydeep BhattacharyaJoydeep Bhattacharya, professor, (with coauthors Richard C. Barnett and Mikko Puhakka) had his paper "Private versus public old-age security" published in J Popul Econ (2018) 31:703–746  https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-017-0681-9.

May 31, 2018

Myron Carter SchulzKelly and Assistant Professor Lee Schulz are the proud parents of Myron Carter, born May 28 at 7:07 a.m. Myron, who joins big sister Isla, weighed in at 8 lb. 1.5 oz. and measured 21 in. long.

May 30, 2018

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, did media interviews recently with:

KCCI reporter Laura Terrell about Chinese tariffs on May 29.
Danny Lawhon, Des Moines Register, about the production of industrial hemp and what that means for Iowa farmers.

 

May 25, 2018

Dr. Joshua RosenblooomJoshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, recently received a $229 thousand grant from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Implementing Effective Sharing of Research Data.

May 24, 2018

2018 Cash rental ratesThe results from the Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2018 Survey are now available at: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm/wholefarm/html/c2-10.html

May 24, 2018

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, hosted the spring meeting of the North Central Farm Management Extension Committee (https://ncfmc.org/)  in Heady Hall on May 17-18. Plastina served as elected Secretary for the NCFMEC in 2017/18.

May 23, 2018

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in the May 23rd story "Farmers Nervously Await Outcome of Trade Talks" in Stateline magazine.

May 23, 2018

Study Abroad Scholarship dinner attendeesJoshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, attended the 8th Annual CALS Study Abroad Scholarship Dinner  April 17.

May 23, 2018

Connor BollumAg bus junior Connor Bollum was featured in the story "Study abroad is valuable to rounding out ag education" in Farm World about his study abroad experiences during his time at Iowa State.

May 23, 2018

A friendly reminder that Blackboard access ends Friday, June 1. This info may be most important for instructors who teach a course once every other year as they could have forgotten about course content that may need next time they teach the course.

May 22, 2018

The Economics administrative offices (and all university offices) will be closed on Monday, May 28, to observe the Memorial Day holiday.

May 22, 2018

Clayton MooneyClayton Mooney, program coordinator, Ag Entrepreneurship Initiative, and his startup company KinoSol, were the topic of an Iowa State University News Service story on the success of CYstarters, Iowa State's startup accelerator that he

May 21, 2018

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, gave an invited talk at a joint seminar of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Centre for the Study of Co-operatives at the University of Saskatchewan on Friday, May 11. 

May 21, 2018

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was elected to Chair Elect of the the Agricultural Finance & Management section of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) in May.

May 17, 2018

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was interviewed in a May 17th Wall Street Journal article about how the White House is likely to fall well short of a plan to slash the U.S. trade deficit with China by half, in large part because American farms and factories will find it hard to produce enough exports to meet that goal, trade experts say.

May 17, 2018

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for a story in Successful Farming at Agiculture.com about the recent survey results from the 91st Annual Soil Management Land Valuation Conference May 16 in Ames, Iowa.

May 17, 2018

Dr. Joshua RosenbloomJoshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, attended the National Center for Women & Information Technology summit May 15-17 in Grapevine, Texas, as a member of their Social Science Advisory Board

May 17, 2018

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, had several recent media interviews:

Kim Norvell, Des Moines Register, about about child care costs as a business deduction in lieu of a recent ruling that let a candidate for federal office use campaign funds to pay child care.

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