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David Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Matthew Patane, Cedar Rapids Gazette, about what constitutes full employment and what that would mean for the Iowa economy, and Trent Rice, the Trent Rice Show on KASI, about the wave of legacy retail store closings and what that means for the eco
Department alumna Shazia Manus ('98 economics) has been named a finalist for the Technology Association of Iowa's prestigious CEO of the Year Prometheus Award.
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey presented an Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Leader Award--the Leadership in Conservation--to the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Science Team.
Lillian Yutong Zhang was born on Saturday, March 18, at 10 pm at Mary Greeley Hospital.
Said Wendong Zhang, "We are all doing great. Wei did it all without any epidural, and Lucy the baby sister is also happy and excited, especially after receiving several presents 'from the newborn'. Lillian weighed 6lb 13.5oz and has a length of 19.5 inches. Normal and healthy! Her middle name Yutong is two Chinese characters: Yu means rain and Tong means red sun."
Recent grad Locky Catron ('16 ag business), Partner, CleBer, was profiled in a story on Women, Food & Ag Network.
David Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed last week by:
Trent Rice on KASI’s Trent Rice Show to discuss general economic issues and legislation affecting Iowa workers.
Dermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in a story on NPR's All Things Considered, about comments from the head of the president's National Trade Council, Peter Navarro.
Terry Alexander, senior lecturer in economics and Amy Brandau, an academic advisor in the department of economics, are taking a group of 20 students to England and Scotland during spring break as a part of a CALS study abroad program. These students range from freshmen to seniors.
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, made a presentation on Thursday, March 2nd, to the Heartland Chapter of the National Association of Credit Managers in Ankeny, IA about the outlook for the farm economy.
Ten members of the Agricultural Business Club were awarded $200 scholarships at the club's annual awards banquet March 4th.
The Agricultural Business Club presented six members with Outstanding Club Member Awards at their annual awards banquet March 4th.
Sarah Fiedler Thorn was awarded the 2016 Outstanding Alumni Award by the Agricultural Business Club on March 4, 2017 at their annual awards banquet.
Wallace Huffman, “Public Agricultural R&D and Its Contribution to Agricultural Productivity.” Presented at the 2017 NC1034 Symposium on Impact Analysis and Decisions Strategies for Agricultural Research, Tucson, AZ, Feb. 24-25, 2017.
During spring break, March 13-17, 2017, the Economics Department office hours will be 7:30-4:00.
Brent Kreider, professor, and Oleksandr Zhylyevskyy, associate professor, have won an LAS seed grant to investigate causal effects of joint participation in SNAP and WIC on mental health and food security.
Mark Edelman, professor, was interviewed by Joe Gardyasz, the Business Record, for the story "Small Loans, Big Dreams" on Mark Edelman and Solidarity Microfinance.
Wallace Huffman, “Investing in People for the 21st Century: Education, Health and Migration.” Presented at the NC1034 Conference on Impact Analyses and Decision Strategies for Agricultural Research, Tucson, AZ, Feb. 24-25, 2017.
John Lawrence, CALS associate dean, was the subject of a story in a recent edition of Iowa Farmer Today. Lawrence serves as associate dean for extension at CALS.
Alum John Latham (’92 ag business), president of Latham Hi-Tech Seeds, was featured with a question and answer session in Seed World http://seedworld.com/optimist-at-heart/
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has partnered with Iowa Mediation Service to create "Understanding Farm Mediation," a video providing information and tips to help farmers better understand the mediation process.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, is featured in a five-part video series focusing on the history and function of co-ops that is now available through a partnership with the Iowa Institute for Cooperatives.
Herman Quirmbach, associate professor, commented on a proposed bill pending before the State Senate’s Education Committee that would force Iowa’s public universities to base faculty-hiring decisions on applicants’ political-party affiliations.
Chad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed by Paul Davidson for a story in the Wisconsin State Farmer, part of the USA Today network, about how a Mexican retaliation to Trump's proposed border tax could hurt Iowa and other Midwest corn farmers.
On Thurs., Feb. 16, Keri Jacobs, Iowa Institute for Cooperatives Economics Professor and extension economist, moderated a session at the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Leigh Tesfatsion, professor, has recently published "Modeling Economic Systems as Locally-Constructive Sequential Games," Economics Working Paper No. 17022, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, February 18, 2017.