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March 19, 2018

Dr. GianCarlo MoschiniGianCarlo Moschini, professor of economics, has been announced as the recipient of a $424,624 USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grant. Federico Ciliberto of the University of Virginia and Edward Perry of Kansas State University are listed as Co-Project Directors.

March 19, 2018

Sebastien Pouliot and Lee SchulzSebastien Pouliot, associate professor, and Lee Schulz, assistant professor, have been announced as recipients of a $361,234 USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grant.

March 19, 2018

Georgeanne Artz, Kevin Kimle, Peter OrazemGeorgeanne Artz, assistant professor, Kevin Kimle, senior lecturer, and Peter Orazem, professor, have been announced as recipients of a $233,355 USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grant.

March 13, 2018

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, was interviewed for a March 9th story in Successful Farming on a retroactive fix that likely will be part of an omnibus bill set to be passed on March 23. 

March 13, 2018

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, along with Fernando Miguez, associate professor of agronomy; Fangge Liu and Wendiam Sawadgo, graduate students in economics; Guillermo Marcillo, graduate student in agronomy; and Sarah Carlson, the strategic initiatives director for Practical Farmers of Iowa, found substantial variability in net returns, driven by the costs of planting and terminating cover crops, feed cost savings from grazing cover crops, cost-share program payments, and the difference in yields obtained in fields with and without cover crops.

March 12, 2018

Dr. Dennis StarleafDennis Starleaf, emeritus professor, wrote an article as a guest columnist for the Des Moines Register March 12, 2018:

Your Turn

Many people appear to be under the impression that exporting is good while importing is bad. This is nonsense.

March 12, 2018

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was interviewed for a March 8, 2018, Des Moines Register story "Iowa could support 45700 CAFOs, but should it?"

Hayes, who conducted an economic analysis for the company, said Iowa Select will go from producing 8 percent to 14 percent of Iowa's pork when its expansion is completed, based on 2015 levels. Hayes disagrees that new processing plants are pushing Iowa's hog production higher.

March 12, 2018

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, had several recent media contacts:

KASI Radio’s The Trent Rice Show to discuss President Trump’s proposed steel and aluminum tariffs.

March 12, 2018

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, was an invited speaker at the cooperative board session of the Minnesota Grain and Feed Association’s 111th Annual Convention in Prior Lake, Wisconsin  Weds., March 7.

March 07, 2018

Winter 2018 Ag Policy ReviewThe Winter 2018 edition of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development's (CARD) Agricultural Policy Review is now available.

Visit CARD's website.

March 07, 2018

Soybean fieldWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for a March 6th Ottumwa Courier story by Aaryn Frazier on trade retaliation concerns resulting from soybean tariffs.

March 06, 2018

Amy BrandauAmy Brandau, academic adviser, has received the CALS 2018 Outstanding Adviser Award.

March 06, 2018

John Latham wins Outstanding Alum award.John Latham ('92 ag business) was presented the 2017 Ag Bus Outstanding Alumni Award at the Agricultural Business Club's Banquet at the Scheman Building on March 3, 2018.

March 05, 2018

Carol ElliottCongratulations to Carol Elliott, undergrad programs secretary, who has completed 35 years of service to the Department of Economics and Iowa State University. 

March 05, 2018

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was interviewed by the Telegraph Herald newspaper in Dubuque, Iowa, about the potential effect of a NAFTA repeal.

March 05, 2018

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, has had his article "The current farm downturn vs the 1920s and 1980s farm crises: An economic and regulatory comparison," coauthored with Kristine Tidgren, published by Ag Finance Review

March 02, 2018

Bill NortheyAfter months of delay, Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey ('81 agricultural business) was confirmed to a top U.S. Department of Agriculture post Tuesday.

The 58-year-old Spirit Lake farmer becomes USDA's undersecretary for farm production and conservation, following a U.S. Senate voice vote.

March 01, 2018

Lucy DouoghertyLucy Dougherty, economics sophomore, is one of the 13 candidates running for three seats in the LAS Student Government Senate. She participated in a debate with four of the candidates Feb. 27, 2018.

February 28, 2018

Curtiss HallCALS Career Services is reporting an undergraduate placement rate of 99.2 percent for 2016-2017. This is the highest placement rate in 20 years; an increase from the 97.9 percent for the previous year. Placement includes students that are employed (82.9 %), furthering their education (15.4%) or fulfilling military obligations.

February 28, 2018

Perry WarjiyoJakarta. President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo confirmed on Feb. 27, 2018, his nomination of current Bank Indonesia deputy governor Perry Warjiyo to fill the role of the bank's governor for the 2018-2023 period. Born in Sukoharjo, Central Java, in 1959, Perry graduated from Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta in 1982.

February 28, 2018

Dr. John LawrenceJohn Lawrence, interim vice president of Extension and Outreach, has been announced as the second finalist for vice president of ISU Extension and Outreach.

February 28, 2018

All faculty and staff are required to complete the course most appropriate to their role. If you are a supervisor (including supervision of students), you are required to complete the Title IX Training – Supervisor training. Only one course is required.  The Supervisor course is approximately 2 hours and the Non-Supervisor course is approximately 1 hour, and both can be completed in multiple sessions. You can access these trainings in Learn@ISU beginning Thursday, March 1.

February 28, 2018

CELT offers:

Open Labs in Parks Library's Rotunda area. Walk-ins are welcome on Tue, Wed and Fri from 8:00 am to 10:00 am and from 1:00 om to 4:00 pm. CELT’s knowledgeable graduate students will walk you through calculating and submitting midterm grades in Canvas.

Additionally, individual appointments with the CELT instructional specialists can be made via the online scheduling tool on MyCanvas Teacher.

February 26, 2018

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was cited in a Feb. 22, 2018 Successful Farming story "A Bad Year for Grain Farmers? All it Takes is Average Yields."

February 26, 2018

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, accepted an invitation to make a presentation February 22, 2018 at the 94th Annual USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum - The Roots of Prosperity, in Arlington, Virginia.

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