A study by David Swenson, associate scientist, was cited in a story, "Secretary of Agriculture Visits Pella Meat Markets," posted on KNIA/ KRLS Radio online by Andrew Schneider, on June 22, 2019.
Becky Johnson, secretary, is retiring from the economics department after more than 46 years of service. Her last day of work will be July 1, 2019.
A study by Dermot Hayes, professor, was cited in several media stories this week:
"Iowa State University economist Dermot Hayes estimates that the trade dispute with China has cost American pig farmers $8 per animal, or $1 billion in total losses."
David Swenson, associate scientist, had several media contacts this week with:
Michelle Birnbaum, The Weather Channel, on the economic impacts of wet weather and reduced Midwest plantings on rural economies (farm households, the farm supply chain, and consumer prices).
Kevin Kimle, senior lecturer, presented "Agricultural Technology and Sustainability – A Hit or A Miss?" at the Digital Agro Conference, Frísia Cooperative, Ponta Grossa, Brazil, on June 13, 2019.
Mark Edelman, professor & extension economist, presented "Alternative Models used by AgTech Angel Investor Networks in the Midwest USA," at the AgTech Angel Investor Forum in Cairo, Egypt, co-sponsored by VentureWell, Springfield MA, USDA, USAID, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Egyptian Development Fund, June 17, 2019.
All faculty and staff will need to complete a minimum of Workday training. This training is online, and you can access them 24/7 on ISU’s Learn@ISU platform. If you are not familiar with Learn@ISU, there are step-by-step instructions that guide you through accessing Workday training. A attach of pdf copy of the instructions.
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, co-authored an article with an economic analysis of cover crops that has been published this week in the peer-reviewed journal Agricultural Systems:
Chad Hart, associate professor, appeared on the television program Farmweek on June 6, speaking on the effects of tariffs on Mexico.
Scifund Challenge and the LTER Network Short Video Class
Are you interested in creating videos to connect the public with your research? If so, you're in luck. SciFund Challenge and the Long Term Ecological Research Network are co-running a video training class for scientists. You are invited!
Faculty and students:
The econometrics workshop will be conducting a summer reading group on causal inference starting Friday June 7th, from 1:00-3:00 in Heady 360. All are welcome to participate. The reading group will meet weekly through the remainder of the summer and cover many contemporary methods for policy and program evaluation. Pizza and soda will be provided.
Please note these new phone number changes, effective immediately:
Karen Kovarik - 4-6258
Becky Olson - 4-1183
Zack Leist, ag bus junior from Clarion, Iowa, has been appointed by Gov. Kim Reynolds to the Iowa Board of Regents, pending confirmation by the Iowa Senate next winter. He began his service June 3 at the board meeting in Ames.
The 2019 Community Bank Case Study Competition, sponsored by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, is an annual competition that is open to undergraduate students in all fields of study as an opportunity to gain valuable first-hand
Dermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in a May 31 Pork story, "Will Trump’s Latest Tariff Tactics Threaten USMCA Passage?"
The 2019 Department of Economics Alumni Newsletter Update is now available online.