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Peter Orazem, university professor, was interviewed by Marcus McIntosh, KCCI, April 7 about how Iowa's real GDP dropped 2.3% in Q3 to Q4 last year, which looks like the worst of any state.
Lee Schulz, associate professor, had on-camera interview in the News Service broadcast studio with Bryce Doeschot, Market Journal, on trends in pork production and pork markets.
The following seven department undergraduate seniors have accepted their invitations to join the academic honor society Phi Beta Kappa:
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Iowa State University's Economics program tied for 30th among publics and tied for 57th overall.
The University of Nebraska at Omaha will be this year’s host of the Journal of Economics Teaching’s Symposium on Economics Teaching (JET SET).
JET SET will be held Aug. 5-7, 2022. The conference includes a workshop with editors, many concurrent sessions focused on teaching, and a baseball ticket to see the Omaha Storm Chasers as a group.
Kevin Kimle, teaching professor and director of the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative (AgEI), announced in an April 1 blog post AgEI's name and brand transition to Start Something College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
John Winters, professor, had a co-authored paper accepted at Regional Science and Urban Economics (already online and assigned the July issue): https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166046222000199?dgcid=coauthor
Six ag business undergraduate students have won 2022 Farm Credit Services scholarships.
Sergio Lence, professor, has won the 2022 International Mission Award from Gamma Sigma Delta, the Honor Society of Agriculture. GSD presents awards annually to recognize outstanding Gamma Sigma Delta members who help Iowa State University achieve its mission in one of the following areas: teaching, research, extension, and international.
Chad Hart, professor, was interviewed for an April 1 Business Record story, "Iowa’s GDP down 2.3% in Q4 as ag sector stumbles behind increased input costs."
Peter Orazem, university professor, did two March 29 radio interviews about legislation reducing unemployment benefits in Iowa with:
Linh T, Axios
Becky Phelp, KCRG
Alejandro Plastina, associate professor, and Kristine Tidgren, Director of the Center for Ag Law and Taxation, will serve as panelists in the forum “Solving the Barriers to Agricultural Carbon Markets” organized by the Farm Foundation for April 12.
Nancy B. Brannaman (BS Ag Business/Farm Operation, MS Ag Economics/Finance) was one of the panelists at a virtual University Lectures event, Personal Reflections on the War in Ukraine, March 23. Brannaman was with the former U.S. Department of State Foreign Service in the Consular Officer in Kyiv around the time of Ukrainian independence.
The Winter 2022 CARD Agricultural Policy Review is now available online.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) distributes available funding opportunities on a bi-weekly basis. If you would like to receive the available funding opportunities, please sign up at . (qualtrics.com). You can also visit the CARES website, https://cares.cals.iastate.edu/funding, to view both current and past funding opportunities.
The article "Challenges to voluntary Ag carbon markets" by Oranuch Wongpiyabovorn,PhD student, Alejandro Plastina, associate professor, and
Ron Deiter, emeritus professor, gave an invited presentation “Applying Sales Lessons From Econ 236 (Ag Selling) to Issues In Animal Science,” AnS 411, March 22, 2022.
The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has awarded scholarships to ten college students who intend to pursue careers in the U.S. pork industry. The Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship program is sponsored by CME Group and the National Pork Industry Foundation and managed and administered by NPPC. The award was announced at NPPC’s annual business meeting — the National Pork Industry Forum.
James A. Stephenson, emeritus professor, passed away on March 17, 2022, at Northridge Village. A visitation will be held on Sunday March 27, 2022, from 2-4:00 p.m. at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care, 414 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa 50010. Burial will follow at a later date at Iowa State Cemetery.
Four students are on Iowa State's 2022 Bank Case Study competition team. They are Caleb Weingarten, economics freshman, Manisha Prasad, aerospace engineering and economics senior, Jacob Luedtke, accounting senior, and Yonting Goh, finance senior.
Wendong Zhang, associate professor, was interviewed for a March 14 Daily Scoop story, "5 Transformations Happening in China That Will Affect Your Farm."
Bertan Turhan, assistant professor, has had his paper, "Parallel Markets in School Choice'' (joint with O. Afacan, P. Evdokimov, and R. Hakimov), accepted for publication in Games and Economic Behavior.
After a thirty-two-year career with Iowa State, David Swenson, research scientist, is looking forward to March 18, 2022, his last day in the department.