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June 13, 2019

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.

June 13, 2019

Dr. Alex Zhylyevskyy, Dr. Brent Kreider, Dr. Helen JensenResearch done by Alex Zhylyevskyy, associate professor, Brent Kreider, professor, and Helen Jensen, emeritus professor, published in the Southern Economic Journal, provides evidence that the SNAP and WIC programs are in fact complementary, not redundant.

June 13, 2019

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro 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:

June 13, 2019

Dr. Gabriel LadeGabriel Lade, assistant professor, was interviewed on the NPR program Morning Edition on June 11, 2019.

June 13, 2019

Dr. Lee SchulzLee Schulz, associate professor, appeared on the June 8th television program Market Journal, speaking on the impact of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) news on the cattle and pork markets.

June 13, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, appeared on the television program Farmweek on June 6, speaking on the effects of tariffs on Mexico.

June 06, 2019

Faculty:

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!

June 06, 2019

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.

June 05, 2019

Dr. John Lawrence, Dr. Alejandro Plastina, Dr. Wendong ZhangJohn Lawrence, vice president for extension and outreach, Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, and Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, wrote articles in the 2nd Quarter issue of Choices magazine. The issue theme is The Future of Farm Management Extension.

June 05, 2019

Please note these new phone number changes, effective immediately:

Karen Kovarik - 4-6258

Becky Olson - 4-1183

 

June 04, 2019

Zack LeistZack 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.

June 03, 2019

2019 Community Bank Case Study video 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

June 03, 2019

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in a May 31 Pork story, "Will Trump’s Latest Tariff Tactics Threaten USMCA Passage?"

June 03, 2019

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, university professor, was interviewed for a May 23 National Public Radio story, "In This Town, You Apply For A Job And You Get It." He discussed how low unemployment affects the employment environment in Ames and other cities in the Midwest.

June 03, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was a guest on Iowa Public Television's Iowa Press on May 31, discussing how new tariffs will only increase chances of the expected 2020 national recession.

June 03, 2019

2019 Update NewsletterThe 2019 Department of Economics Alumni Newsletter Update is now available online.

May 30, 2019

Dr. Lee Schulz, Christopher PudenzLee Schulz, associate professor, and econ graduate student Christopher Pudenz had an article, "Adoption of Secure Pork Supply Plan Biosecurity by U.S. Swine Producers," published in Frontiers in Veterinary Science.

May 30, 2019

David SwensonDavid 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.

May 29, 2019

Megan AdamSenior 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.

May 29, 2019

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in a story, "Trump claims progress in Japan on ag, beef," in the May 28th Feedstuffs.

May 28, 2019

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro 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

May 28, 2019

Amy BrandauAmy Brandau, academic adviser, was one of the CALS faculty and staff who were honored at the 21st annual Learning Communities Institute May 13. She was recognized for her five years of service to the Learning Communities Institute. 

May 23, 2019

Derrick LeiderDerrick 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.

May 23, 2019

Dr. Georgeanne ArtzEconomics 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.

May 23, 2019

The Economics Department administrative offices (and all university offices) will be closed on Monday, May 27, to observe the Memorial Day holiday.

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