Chad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed for a March 19 Farm News story, "Coronavirus causes ag issues from markets to shipping."
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, was quoted in a March 19 USAgnet story, "ISU: Coronavirus Creates Trade Deal Uncertainty." Zhang was quoted from an article he co-authored for The Conversation.
Iowa State University will continue with virtual instruction for the remainder of the spring semester to protect the health and safety of students, faculty and staff.
As we all adjust to changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new webpage of information and resources has been created on the department website to help department staff, faculty and students find answers to questions about online classes, software, and new procedures.
Following recommendations for social distancing or self-isolating is necessary to limit the spread of infection from COVID-19, and that means an adjustment to our daily routines and lifestyles.
David Swenson, associate scientist, had some recent media contacts:
Robert Connelly, Quad City Times, on the economic effects of reduced tourism and events in the Quad Cities area because of Covid-19 concerns.
Art Cullen, Storm Lake Times, about how the collapse in oil price will affect ethanol prices.
Five new officers of the Economics Club were elected at the club's March 11th meeting.
ISU will deliver ALL course content remotely during the two weeks, March 23-April 3, following spring break (March 23–April 3).
There will be a scheduled building electrical service interruption on the Tuesday of Spring Break for:
Heady and East Hall
Tuesday, March 17
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Several members of the Agricultural Business Club received awards at the club's annual awards banquet Saturday, March 7 at Scheman.
Tedd Kruse ('93 ag bus) has been named president of the global milling business of Archer Daniels Midland Co. Kruse has been chief executive officer of Stratas Foods, a 50/50 joint venture between ADM and ACH Food Companies, since 2011.
Irene Jacqz has formally accepted our offer and will be joining the economics department as an assistant professor of environmental and resource economics, starting August 16, 2021.
Gender in the Economy
Cambridge, MA: July 24-25, 2020
Paper Submission deadline: March 18, 2020
Wallace Huffman, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences, is celebrating 45 years of teaching and research at Iowa State University Department of Economics.
The article, “The state-level burden of the trade war: Interactions between the Market Facilitation Program and tariffs,” in the winter 2020 issue of Agricultural Policy Review was cited in the Mar. 3 Successful Farming story, "Red Farm States End Up in The Black with Tariff Payments."
A safety page and FAQ for the Coronavirus has been established at: https://web.iastate.edu/safety/updates/covid19. The page includes campus resources, travel updates and FAQs. Please check the page regularly for updates.
Keri Jacobs, associate professor, recently gave the following workshops and presentations.
On Tuesday, Feb. 18, three agricultural business students competed and qualified from CALS in the College-by-College Pitch Off at the new Student Innovation Center.
John Crespi has been named director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University.
2020 AAEA Mentoring Research Workshop - Save the Date
May 7-8, 2020
Application deadline: March 17, 2020