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February 14, 2017

Dr. John LawrenceJohn Lawrence, CALS associate dean, had a Q&A article published in the December 2016 issue of Successful Farming. He was questioned on his view of the current farm economic situation.

February 14, 2017

Dr. Alejandro Plastina, Dr. Wendong ZhangAlejandro Plastina and Wendong Zhang, assistant professors, have been awarded a one-year grant from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture for their project, "Who will own Iowa's farmland? A comparative study of farmland owners, tenure, and succession in Iowa."

February 14, 2017

James Shortle, Sandra Hoffmann, John MiranowskiA crowd of 280 turned out to the Memorial Union Monday night to hear a panel of economics alumni--James Shortle, Penn State, and Sandy Hoffmann, Senior Economist, USDA--discuss policy options and incentives to improve water quality.

February 14, 2017

2017 ISU Quiz bowl teamEight Department of Economics students—Kyle Bates, Izak Christensen, Nathan Christenson, DeAnna Hanner, Geordan Hanson, Catherine Isley, Trevin Kennedy, and Brandon Klaes – participated in this year’s Southern Agricultural Economics Association undergraduate quiz bowl competition.

February 14, 2017

Dr. John LawrenceCALS associate dean John Lawrence, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, and Iowa DNR Director Chuck Gipp highlighted coordination and scaling-up of water quality efforts in presentations before House and Senate Committees in the Iowa Legislature on Feb. 7.

February 14, 2017

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in an editorial in Agweek about the repeal of the December 2015 Country of Origin Labeling law.

February 14, 2017

Each year, one faculty member is extended an invitation of membership to join Cardinal Key Honor Society. Cardinal Key is one of Iowa State's oldest and most prestigious honor society that accepts students and faculty who have significantly contributed to Iowa State, and embody the four core values of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character.

We would invite faculty and staff to consider filling out the application. The form is set up so individuals can nominate other faculty and staff or themselves to be considered for membership. 

February 13, 2017

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, will travel to Washington, D.C. to present at an event on Feb. 17, 2017.  “American-Made BioEnergy from Field to Refinery: Feedstock Logistics” will be hosted by the Council on Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics.

February 13, 2017

Mary MosimanMary Mosiman, Auditor of State, will be the guest speaker at the Economics Club meeting on Thursday, Feb. 16. Mosiman, a CPA, is the first woman to hold the auditor's office in Iowa history.

February 13, 2017

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

February 13, 2017

Carolina BartalottiCongratulations to Beatriz and Otavio Bartalotti on the birth of their daughter!

February 09, 2017

Of the more than 100 undergraduate majors available at Iowa State, Agricultural Business ranks in the top twenty, number 16, with 486 students currently enrolled.
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February 09, 2017

David Swenson, Liesl Eathington David Swenson, associate scientist, and Liesl Eathington, assistant scientist conducted a study with Mack Shelley for the Iowa Association of School Boards. They analyzed how school districts used Secure an Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE) funds.

February 09, 2017

The Provost office has asked for recommendations for individuals whom we can recognize with honorary degrees at commencement. If you have nominations, please forward them to Dean Wintersteen.

February 08, 2017

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, professor, has had his article, "Expanding College Access in Taiwan, 1978–2014: Effects on Graduate Quality and Income Inequality," published in the Journal of Human Capital, Volume 11, Issue 1.

February 08, 2017

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, has recently made several presentations:

February 08, 2017

Dr. Leigh TesfatsionLeigh Tesfatsion, professor, has reported that she has received final contract forms signed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and ISU's OSPA confirming PNNL support (in the amount of $210,252) for her ongoing electric power market design project work.

February 08, 2017

Dr. Wallace HuffmanWallace Huffman, professor, has been cited multiple times in the new OECD Report: OECD (2016), “Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in the United States.”  OECD Food and Agricultural Reviews. OECD Publishing, Paris.

February 07, 2017

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed by Brian Mann, NPR, for a piece called "Rural America Supported Trump But Will His Policies Support Them?” on Feb. 6, 2017

February 02, 2017

Dr. Leigh TesfatsionWanning Li and Leigh Tesfatsion, "An 8-Zone ISO-NE Test System with Physically-Based Wind Power," Economics Working Paper No. 17017, Department of Economics, Iowa State University, January 2017.

February 01, 2017

Dr. David KeiserDavid Keiser, assistant professor, recently published the working paper, "Consequences of the Clean Water Act and the Demand for Water Quality." This paper is part of the National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper Series. 

January 31, 2017

Philip GassmanPhilip Gassman, associate scientist, was interviewed by Pam Porter for a story in Blades, a perennial grass bioenergy newsletter.

January 31, 2017

Catherine Kling, professor, and Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, contributed to the Business Record's "2017 Economic Forecast." Kling spoke on possible changes in the environmental regulations, and Zhang commented on the agricultural economy. 

January 31, 2017

Wallace Huffman, Jonathan McFaddenWallace Huffman, professor, and Jonathan McFadden have had their paper "Consumer Demand for Low-Acrylamide-Forming Potato Products: Evidence from Lab Auctions" accepted  for publication by the American Journal of Potato Research.

January 30, 2017

Dr. Bruce BabcockBruce Babcock, Cargill Chair of Energy Economics and Director, Biobased Industry Center, was quoted in a Jan. 25 Reuters article on the 2017 biofuels requirements and Renewable Identification Numbers.

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