All faculty and staff will need to complete a minimum of Workday training. This training is online, and you can access them 24/7 on ISU’s Learn@ISU platform. If you are not familiar with Learn@ISU, there are step-by-step instructions that guide you through accessing Workday training. A attach of pdf copy of the instructions.
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, co-authored an article with an economic analysis of cover crops that has been published this week in the peer-reviewed journal Agricultural Systems:
Chad Hart, associate professor, appeared on the television program Farmweek on June 6, speaking on the effects of tariffs on Mexico.
Scifund Challenge and the LTER Network Short Video Class
Are you interested in creating videos to connect the public with your research? If so, you're in luck. SciFund Challenge and the Long Term Ecological Research Network are co-running a video training class for scientists. You are invited!
Faculty and students:
The econometrics workshop will be conducting a summer reading group on causal inference starting Friday June 7th, from 1:00-3:00 in Heady 360. All are welcome to participate. The reading group will meet weekly through the remainder of the summer and cover many contemporary methods for policy and program evaluation. Pizza and soda will be provided.
Please note these new phone number changes, effective immediately:
Karen Kovarik - 4-6258
Becky Olson - 4-1183
Zack Leist, ag bus junior from Clarion, Iowa, has been appointed by Gov. Kim Reynolds to the Iowa Board of Regents, pending confirmation by the Iowa Senate next winter. He began his service June 3 at the board meeting in Ames.
The 2019 Community Bank Case Study Competition, sponsored by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, is an annual competition that is open to undergraduate students in all fields of study as an opportunity to gain valuable first-hand
Dermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in a May 31 Pork story, "Will Trump’s Latest Tariff Tactics Threaten USMCA Passage?"
The 2019 Department of Economics Alumni Newsletter Update is now available online.
David Swenson, associate scientist, answered questions from Katharine Carlon, Corridor Business Journal (Coralville), about how employment by sector and by occupation has changed in Iowa over the last decade.
Senior Megan Adam will be working in both the econ main and undergrad offices this summer. The agriculture and society and political science major is also interning this summer at the World Food Prize in Des Moines, where she is learning a great deal about the prize and possible employment options after her graduation in December, 2019.
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, wrote that "Cash rents declined slightly in 2019 but won’t offset lower prices for farmers who are renting land," in an article about the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s “2019 Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2019 Survey,” (FM 1851) which was published in the May edition of Ag Decision Maker newsletter.
Derrick Leider, a transfer student from Wartburg, is a finance and psychology senior who's working in the main and undergrad offices starting this summer. He'll be helping out faculty and staff answering phones, running errands, and assisting with projects as needed Monday through Friday 10-4.
Economics Department Associate Professor Georgeanne Artz, who passed away April 25, will be honored at the ISU Retirees Association's annual Memorial Day ceremony Monday, May 27.
The Economics Department administrative offices (and all university offices) will be closed on Monday, May 27, to observe the Memorial Day holiday.