Dermot Hayes, professor, will speak on U.S. exports and international trade at the World Pork Expo at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, June 8-10, 2016.
On May 31, 2016, the U.S. Department of State (State Department) issued a Travel Alert for Americans in Europe through August 31, 2016. The Travel Alert is notable in that it is only the third time that the State Department has issued a general Travel Alert for Europe. Aside from highlighting the risk posed to U.S. citizens from potential terrorist attacks at public locations and large scale events (i.e., tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers, mass transit, etc.), the Travel Alert draws specific attention to France and Poland.
Kevin Kimle, senior lecturer and director of Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative, was interviewed by Matthew Patane, Des Moines Register, for a story on the Ag Startup Engine.
Emeritus Professor George Wells Ladd, 91, of Ames, Iowa, died May 22, 2016, at Green Hills Retirement Community.
Kevin Kimle, senior lecturer and director of Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative, has assisted in the creation and development of Ag Startup Engine, which is a private-sector entity.
PhD student Maria (Jimena) González Ramírez gave the commencement speech at Loras college on May 21, 2016.
On Friday, May 20, nine Ag Business alums, including Amy Brandau, econ department academic adviser, came back to campus as part of the Curtiss League of Awesomeness Kick-Off.
The 89th Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference took place on May 18 in the Scheman Building. More than 280 farm managers, rural appraisers, real estate brokers, ag lenders and others attended this year’s conference.
David Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Kevin Hardy, Des Moines Register, about the announcement that Cognizant Technology Solutions was going to add 1000 jobs in Des Moines.
Swenson also did interviews with:
This week David Swenson, associate scientist, had media contacts with the following:
We have received the sad news that Ron Prescott, long-time employee of the Department of Economics, passed away on Saturday. Details of the visitation and service are included in the Ames Tribune
David Swenson, associate scientist, was a guest on the Trent Rice Show, KASI. They discussed the minimum wage and whether cities or counties will induce state actions.
New Publication: Wallace Huffman, "Issues in GM and Non-GM Coexistence: A United States Perspective." EuroChoices (Special Issue on GMO Coexistence) 15(April 2016): 69-73.
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, conducted another radio interview on Cash Rents. This time with Ken Anderson from Brownfield Radio Network based in Lincoln, Nebraska.
2016 AAEA Annual Meeting Travel Grants-Applications extended to May 27.
The AAEA Trust is accepting applications for Travel Grants for Graduate Students and Early Career Professionals attending the meeting July 31-August 2. These grants defray housing and transportation costs. The amount of the travel grant awarded will depend on a variety of factors, including: number of applications received, financial need of the applicant, and expected active participation in the Annual Meeting.
The Economics Department main office (260 and 266 Heady Hall) and the advising office (174 Heady) will participate in summer work hours, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, beginning Monday, May 9th. We will return to regular hours on Monday, August 15.