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May 22, 2019

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, associate professor, was interviewed for a May 20th story in Successful Farming about charges against the former manager of the Ashby Farmers Cooperative Elevator in Minnesota.

May 21, 2019

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was a guest on the HBO program Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas, which aired May 5, 2019.

May 20, 2019

Dr. Joshua RosenbloomJoshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, has received a National Science Foundation grant from the Science of Science and Innovation Policy program for a collaborative project with Donna Ginther at University of Kansas.

May 20, 2019

Kevin KimleKevin Kimle, senior lecturer, was a speaker at the Plug and Play Spring 2019 Summit, Sunnyvale, California, May 15, 2019. Kimle spoke on “The Disaggregation of Agriculture.”

 

May 20, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed for the May 17 Bloomberg story, "Trump's trade war aid to farmers risks worsening crop stockpiles."

May 16, 2019

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, is a co-PI in a recently awarded NIFA grant. The project director is Paul Lasley (ISU), and co-PIs are Steven Bradbury (ISU), John Miranowski (ISU), Evan Sivesind (ISU-Ent), and Alicia Rosburg (University of Northern Iowa). The project title, which focuses on environmental economics, is Assessment of the Socio-Economic Factors Impacting Adoption of Voluntary Pest Resistance Management by Rural Communities.

May 15, 2019

Dr. Paul DoakPaul Doak, Emeritus Associate Professor, passed away on Sunday, May 12 at the age of 90. Doak taught in the economics department from 1962 to 1992. This emphasis of his professional career was on teaching and advising students majoring in agricultural business. He served as adviser of the Ag Business Club.

May 15, 2019

Albulena BashaThe Iowa State University Graduate College published a story "Iowa State brings good memories to graduate student Albulena Basha" May 14.

May 14, 2019

Abrah MeyerAbrah Meyer, agricultural business and supply chain management, gave the address for her fellow graduating seniors, family and friends at the CALS Convocation in Hilton Coliseum on Friday, May 10, 2019. She shared her remarks with the CALS Class of 2019, which totaled 826 seniors.

May 13, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor was interviewed for a May 10 story in Ag|Update "Tariff escalation dashes hopes for quick deal."

May 13, 2019

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was interviewed by Greg Meyer from the Financial Times last week, and his extension publication was referenced in the article “US-China tensions knock soyabeans to post-crisis low.”

May 13, 2019

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in a May 10 Des Moines Register story "'It can't get any worse': Iowa farmers suffer as U.S. trade war with China escalates."

May 09, 2019

Farewell LunchThe department held a special lunch Wednesday, May 8, in 368A Heady to say goodbye to several colleagues who are either retiring or are leaving for other positions at Iowa State or other universities.

May 09, 2019

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, recently made two presentations about US-China trade war and ongoing developments in trade negotiations and escalations.

May 08, 2019

Phi Beta Kappa initiates, John Green and Ryan Fisher, Jackson ScholtenSeventy-two Iowa State students were initiated into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society during an award ceremony on April 29, 2018. This prestigious honor society, founded in 1776, recognizes the top-achieving liberal arts and sciences juniors and seniors.

May 07, 2019

Dr. Brent KreiderBrent Kreider, professor, was honored with a Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Professorship, one of the college’s newest and most prestigious opportunities to recognize faculty excellence.

May 07, 2019

Stoke's Restaurant, OmahaTwenty-one members of the Economics Club and the department made the club's annual trip to Berkshire Hathaway in Omaha May 4, 2019. They were joined by several department alumni and friends for the company's annual shareholders' meeting.

May 07, 2019

David Swenson David Swenson, associate scientist, authored a guest commentary in The Conversation May 7, 2019, on the decline of micropolitan and rural counties in Iowa. This article was also carried by:

May 06, 2019

Keely Acheson, Brandon Hanson, Rebekah Sletten, Nathan YeagerGraduating ag bus seniors who served as CALS Ambassadors will meet with Dean Robison this week in recognition of their efforts in recruitment and other support for the college.

May 06, 2019

Abrah Meyer, Brandon Hanson, Alex BrandThree graduating ag bus seniors will be recognized and honored at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences convocation on Friday, May 10, at 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Hilton Coliseum.

May 06, 2019

Four sets of twin ag bus majorsFour sets of twins majoring in ag bus will be graduating from Iowa State this spring. Isaac and Aric Luzum, from Decorah, Ashley and Taylor Uthe, from Riceville, Reese and Reid Drenth, from Decorah, and Austin and Taylor Thul, from Denison, all come from agricultual backgrounds and will receive their undergraduate degrees this week. Read the CALS story.

May 06, 2019

Albulena BashaAlbulena Basha, second year master's student, has won the Iowa State University Teaching Excellence Award in recognition of outstanding teaching accomplishments in a graduate program. She is working on double degrees in economics and sustainable agriculture.

May 06, 2019

Economics of Mega-Firms and Changes in Market Power
Cambridge, MA: September 13, 2019

May 02, 2019

Nathan Herald, Dr. Keri JacobsThree seniors from the department--Lucy Schneekloth, Madison Mueller, and Nathan Herold--presented their Honors Program project posters on May 1 in the Memorial Union. The students have pursued individualized programs designed to enrich their educational experiences.

May 02, 2019

Kevin KimleKevin Kimle, senior lecturer, has given two presentations recently:

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