Neil E. Harl, emeritus professor, conducted a two-day seminar for attorneys and CPAs from seven states on Oct. 30 and 31 on Farm Estate and Business Planning (the first day) and and Farm Income Tax (the second day) in Ames at the Quality Inn and Suites Starlite Conference Center.
Sher Afghan Asad, graduate student, is among the 43 competitors in the Graduate College’s Three-minute Thesis Event Monday, Nov. 6. The preliminary heat session #3, will take place in 2115 Pearson Hall, from 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) had a meeting recently in Washington, DC that was held in association with the roll out of the new U.S. Government's Global Food Security Research Strategy.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, is scheduled to speak at the 2018 Farm Futures Business Summit Jan. 18-19, 2018 at the Coralville Marriott Hotel, near Iowa City. Zhang will talk about what’s really going on in the Chinese ag economy and the implications for U.S. agriculture.
Mark Edelman, professor, was contacted by Cheryl Tevis, freelance writer and contributor to Successful Farming, regarding the recent Stover Ventures announcement for a pilot plant in Osage, Iowa and other ventures in the Ag Ventures Alliance portfolio.
National Bureau of Economic Research: Cambridge, MA
Liesl Eathington, assistant scientist, served on the panel for the Business Record’s “Power Breakfast,” providing some demographic perspectives for today’s theme of “March to 1 Million: How will Greater Des Moines handle its growth?”
Mark Edelman, professor and Community Vitality Center Director, was a co-presenter of "Policy Outlook for Leaders: Future Prospects for Agriculture and the Farm Bill Debate" to the Masters in Agribusiness Management mid-career students at Kansas State University, Kansas City Campus in Olathe, Oct.
To faculty: You are invited to this networking opportunity:
Connecting Faculty to Translate Research
Tues. Nov. 7
0198 Parks Library
Vice President for Research Sarah M. Nusser and Interim Vice President for Extension and Outreach John D. Lawrence will provide brief comments and introduce the program at 5:00 pm. Complementary appetizers and beverages will be served.
David Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed by Brian Gongol on his Oct. 21st WHO Radio program. The focus of the interview was on the proposals from states and cities for the new Amazon HQ2.
On January 5, 2018, Iowa State University will be turning off all access to Blackboard for instructors and students. All Spring 2018 courses that use ISU's centrally supported academic LMS will be taught in Canvas. Now is the time for you to learn Canvas using ISU’s extensive training opportunities, resources; as well as, prepare to close out your Blackboard courses.
Interim President Allen recently sent out a reminder to complete the campus climate survey that is being conducted with Rankin and Associates. Please take the time to share your thoughts on and experiences with campus climate at Iowa State so that we can continue to work toward more safety, equity, and inclusion for you and others in the campus community.
The survey is anonymous and your responses are confidential. Participants who complete the survey can enter to win one of 10 gift cards valued at $50 each.
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, today named Wendy Wintersteen the 16th president of Iowa State University.
Wintersteen’s appointment concludes a nearly six-month national search. She will take office on Nov. 20, 2017. Wintersteen, endowed dean of Iowa State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and director of the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station, will succeed Benjamin Allen, who has served as interim president since May 8. Steven Leath, Iowa State’s 15th president, assumed the presidency at Auburn University last spring.
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was interviewed for an article by George Silva in the MSU Extension newsletter about how cash rates should not be the sole factor in cropland rental decisions.
Neil E. Harl, emeritus professor, was interviewed by Radio Station WHO in Des Moines On Oct. 9, on a recent legal case.
Ron Deiter, professor, gave an invited presentation entitled “Some Numbers From Collegiate Sports That Economists & Accountants Should Find Interesting & Maybe Entertaining” to the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA), Ankeny, IA, Oct. 18, 2017.
Ron Deiter, professor, will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville.
A $1.685 million gift by the Charles Koch Foundation was given to Iowa State's department of economics October 16, 2017.
Wendy Wintersteen, the dean of Iowa State University’s agriculture college for the past 11 years, is the fourth finalist for the top job at the Ames institution.
The NBER project on the Economics of Digitization will hold a meeting from noon Feb. 28, 2018 through the end of day on March 2, 2017. On February 28 and March 1, the meeting will involve a tutorial for economics graduate students.
Just a friendly reminder to get your flu vaccine through the Flu Shot Clinic going on now. It’s convenient, it’s quick, and it’s free!
Mon.– Fri., Oct. 20
9 am – 4 pm
Room 205 TASF (Technical and Administrative Services Facility)
Dr. Neil E. Harl was interviewed on NPR Oct. 10 on the wisdom of repealing the federal estate tax. Under current rules, a couple owning less than $11,000,000 in assets can escape the tax completely. Those owning more are taxed on a scale up to a 40 percent rate. As would be expected, the super wealthy favor repeal.
Economics of Digitization
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy, Research at Stanford University
March 2, 2018
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