Four graduate students were elected as officers for the Economics Graduate Student Association for fall and spring semesters 2018-19.
Nolan Heffern, ag business senior from Decorah, Iowa, was named the 2018 North Central Division Intern of the Year Winner by Helena Agri-Enterprises. He was selected from a competitive group of 29 interns across the Midwest for his outstanding performance throughout his summer internship with Helena.
Save the Date for a Webinar on the Human Dimensions of a New Carbon Economy
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 2018
3:30-5:00 pm ET/12:30-2:00 pm PT
This fall Iowa State is starting an initiative to promote recycling on campus, with the goal by 2025 of reducing to zero the amount of Iowa State's waste going to the landfill.
Signing up for international insurance for university-related travel is easier with a new system that eventually will offer automatic security alerts and other features.
The department welcomes four new faculty members joining us for 2018 fall semester. Be sure to stop in and welcome them to the department!
Dermot Hayes, professor, was interviewed for a story "Tariffs kill China market for U.S.-produced pig feet, heads" on ChinaDaily.com.cn Aug. 9, 2018.
Wallace Huffman. "Agricultural Labor Shortages: What do Immigration and Trade Policies Offer?"
Presented at the 2018 AAEA Annual Meetings, Washington, D.C., Aug. 5-7, 2018
Scott Irwin ('80 ag business) has been awarded the 2018 Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis by the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) for his ground-breaking research on the impact of public information in agricultural markets, the performance of agricultural market advisory services, and the role of speculation in the commodity markets.
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William Meyers, emeritus professor, has had his book "Handbook of International Food and Agricultural Policies" published by World Scientific Publishing. The three-volume set was edited by Meyers and Thomas Johnson.
The ISU Ag Bus Club won the Outstanding Chapter award for the 12th time in the last 15 years at the 2018 AAEA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Aug. 5-7. In addition, they were awarded the Creative Cub award for the newly created Ag Alliance program, which is a mentoring program that pairs club members with representatives from our industry sponsors.
Grad students Xinyu Guo and Huanping Fan are the proud parents of baby son Ryan Guo, born July 24. Baby Ryan arrived at 12:56 a.m., measuring 21 inches long and weighing in at 8 lb 5.5 oz.
Congratulations to grad student Seung Jin Cho and his wife, Mihye Jang, who welcomed into their family a baby girl, Leah Subin Cho, at 12:02 pm on July 27, 2018. She weighed 8 lb. 14.9 oz and measured 21.5 in. long.
Mark Edelman, professor and Community Vitality Center Director, completed the online 37 Angels Investor Bootcamp with founder Angela Lee, Associate Dean for Innovation, Columbia School of Business, Columbia University, NY, NY.
Dan David Prize
20 scholarships of $15,000 each to outstanding doctoral and postdoctoral students
Application deadline: March 10, 2019
More information: www.dandavidprize.org/
David Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed by Natalie Kitroeff, New York Times reporter, for a story about how trade actions are affecting both manufacturing and agriculture in Iowa and whether those impacts will affect the midterm elections.
Graduate student Jinjing Luo and her husband, Li Xiang, welcomed a baby son, Eason Xiang, into the world July 17. He weighed in at 6 lb 12.5 oz and measured 20.5 in. long. Everyone is doing well.
John Crespi, professor, has a new publication in the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics/Revue canadienne d'agroeconomie:
"Could Packers Manipulate Spot Markets by Tying Contracts to Futures Prices? And Do They?"