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March 10, 2017

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, made a presentation on Thursday, March 2nd, to the Heartland Chapter of the National Association of Credit Managers in Ankeny, IA about the outlook for the farm economy.

March 08, 2017

Spring 2017 Ag Bus Club scholarship winners

Ten members of the Agricultural Business Club were awarded $200 scholarships at the club's annual awards banquet March 4th.

Winners include:

March 06, 2017

The Agricultural Business Club presented six members with Outstanding Club Member Awards at their annual awards banquet March 4th.

March 06, 2017

Sarah Fiedler ThornSarah Fiedler Thorn was awarded the 2016 Outstanding Alumni Award by the Agricultural Business Club on March 4, 2017 at their annual awards banquet.

March 06, 2017

Wallace Huffman, “Public Agricultural R&D and Its Contribution to Agricultural Productivity.” Presented at the 2017 NC1034 Symposium on Impact Analysis and Decisions Strategies for Agricultural Research, Tucson, AZ, Feb. 24-25, 2017.

March 06, 2017

During spring break, March 13-17, 2017, the Economics Department office hours will be 7:30-4:00.

March 01, 2017

Dr. Brent Kreider, Dr. Alex ZhylyevskyyBrent Kreider, professor, and Oleksandr Zhylyevskyy, associate professor, have won an LAS seed grant to investigate causal effects of joint participation in SNAP and WIC on mental health and food security.

February 28, 2017

Dr. Mark EdelmanMark Edelman, professor, was interviewed by Joe Gardyasz, the Business Record, for the story "Small Loans, Big Dreams" on Mark Edelman and Solidarity Microfinance.

February 28, 2017

Dr. Wallace HuffmanWallace Huffman, “Investing in People for the 21st Century: Education, Health and Migration.” Presented at the NC1034 Conference on Impact Analyses and Decision Strategies for Agricultural Research, Tucson, AZ, Feb. 24-25, 2017.

February 27, 2017

Dr. John LawrenceJohn Lawrence, CALS associate dean, was the subject of a story in a recent edition of Iowa Farmer Today. Lawrence serves as associate dean for extension at CALS.

February 27, 2017

John LathamAlum John Latham (’92 ag business), president of Latham Hi-Tech Seeds, was featured with a question and answer session in Seed World  http://seedworld.com/optimist-at-heart/

February 27, 2017

Understanding Farm Mediation videoIowa State University Extension and Outreach has partnered with Iowa Mediation Service to create "Understanding Farm Mediation," a video providing information and tips to help farmers better understand the mediation process.

February 23, 2017

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, is featured in a five-part video series focusing on the history and function of co-ops that is now available through a partnership with the Iowa Institute for Cooperatives.

February 23, 2017

Dr. Herman QuirmbachHerman Quirmbach, associate professor, commented on a proposed bill pending before the State Senate’s Education Committee that would force Iowa’s public universities to base faculty-hiring decisions on applicants’ political-party affiliations. 

February 22, 2017

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed by Paul Davidson for a story in the Wisconsin State Farmer, part of the USA Today network, about how a Mexican retaliation to Trump's proposed border tax could hurt Iowa and other Midwest corn farmers.

February 20, 2017

Dr. Keri JacobsOn Thurs., Feb. 16, Keri Jacobs, Iowa Institute for Cooperatives Economics Professor and extension economist, moderated a session at the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

February 20, 2017

Dr. Leigh TesfatsionLeigh Tesfatsion, professor, has recently published "Modeling Economic Systems as Locally-Constructive Sequential Games," Economics Working Paper No. 17022, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, February 18, 2017.

February 20, 2017

Dr. Damona DoyeAlumna Damona Doye, Oklahoma State University, is one of five outstanding AAEA members to be selected by the AAEA Fellows Selection Committee to be honored as the 2017 AAEA Fellows.

February 20, 2017

Dr. Mark LangeDr. Mark Lange ('79 PhD econ), who served as president and chief executive officer for the National Cotton Council from 2003 until his retirement in 2015, is the recipient of the 2016 Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award.

February 15, 2017

Dr. Wallace HuffmanWallace Huffman, professor, has an approved Fulbright Specialist Project for work with the Department of Economics and Rural Policy at the National University of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina.

February 15, 2017

Register now for the ISU Faculty Research Day

Scholars from all disciplines are invited to present a poster, deliver a talk, display an exhibit, and meet new colleagues, as you showcase your achievements and explore new opportunities that embody Iowa State’s far reaching research portfolio.

February 14, 2017

The CALS Graduate Education Advisory Committee is organizing a graduate student recruitment weekend for March 4-5.

The program includes a discussion about housing and the Ames community by a local real estate broker, a panel discussion with current graduate students, a dinner with recent graduates to discuss how their studies propelled them in their careers, and a bus tour of the campus and Ames community.

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.

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