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April 18, 2022

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, was quoted in an April 16 Iowa Farmer Today story, "Economists see four paths forward for carbon markets."

April 18, 2022

Peter F. OrazemPeter F. Orazem, university professor, was interviewed for an April 15 Des Moines Register article, "Sluggish restaurant hiring drags down Iowa's economy in March as eateries struggle to find workers."

April 18, 2022

Elizabeth HoffmanElizabeth Hoffman, professor, has been selected to be inducted as an honorary member of the Cardinal Key Honor Society at Iowa State University.

April 14, 2022

"A Conversation about Mentoring Junior Faculty and Graduate Students
With Dr. Christina Campbell, associate professor, University of Cincinnati
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
10:00 am (EST)

A virtual workshop via Zoom
Registration deadline: April 18, 2022

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

April 14, 2022

Data Scientist/Quantitative Analyst – Stress Testing

April 14, 2022

For graduate students:

May 3, 2022
1:00 - 4:30 pm EST

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) creates and maintains a wealth of data that can inform high-quality research on the most pressing policy issues in environmental economics. However identifying, accessing, and understanding these data can be a formidable task. On May 3, the Brookings Center on Regulations and Markets is hosting a workshop to help young scholars overcome these issues.

April 14, 2022

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, associate professor, was interviewed for an article in Farmer Mac's The Feed about how potential interest rate increases from the Federal Reserve could influence agricultural land markets in the coming years. 

April 13, 2022

Peter F. OrazemUniversity Professor Peter F. Orazem has been selected to receive the 2022 Faculty/Staff Inspiration Award. He is among five individuals to be honored with the award this year. 

April 12, 2022

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, spoke during a Farm Foundation webinar April 12, called “Solving the Barriers to Agricultural Carbon Markets.”

April 11, 2022

Chad HartChad Hart, professor, was interviewed for an April 10 Sioux City Journal story, "Rising fertilizer costs pinch Siouxland farmers; higher crop prices could help offset the pain."

April 07, 2022

Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, university professor, was interviewed by Marcus McIntosh, KCCI, April 7 about how Iowa's real GDP dropped 2.3% in Q3 to Q4 last year, which looks like the worst of any state.

April 07, 2022

Lee SchulzLee Schulz, associate professor, had on-camera interview in the News Service broadcast studio with Bryce Doeschot, Market Journal, on trends in pork production and pork markets.

April 07, 2022

2022 Phi Beta KappaThe following seven department undergraduate seniors have accepted their invitations to join the academic honor society Phi Beta Kappa:

April 07, 2022

Each year, U.S. News and World Report ranks graduate programs in business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing. The latest 2023 rankings include graduate programs in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, health and other fields. Those rankings are based solely on surveys of academic reputation.

Iowa State University's Economics program tied for 30th among publics and tied for 57th overall.

April 06, 2022

The University of Nebraska at Omaha will be this year’s host of the Journal of Economics Teaching’s Symposium on Economics Teaching (JET SET).  

JET SET will be held Aug. 5-7, 2022. The conference includes a workshop with editors, many concurrent sessions focused on teaching, and a baseball ticket to see the Omaha Storm Chasers as a group.

April 05, 2022

Kevin KimleKevin Kimle, teaching professor and director of the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative (AgEI), announced in an April 1 blog post AgEI's name and brand transition to Start Something College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

April 04, 2022

John WintersJohn Winters, professor, had a co-authored paper accepted at Regional Science and Urban Economics (already online and assigned the July issue):

April 04, 2022

Sophie Bell, Mitchell Louwagie, Colton Moore, Kobe Riherd, Julia Campbell, Courtney UhlenhakeSix ag business undergraduate students have won 2022 Farm Credit Services scholarships. 

April 04, 2022

Sergio LenceSergio Lence, professor, has won the 2022 International Mission Award from Gamma Sigma Delta, the Honor Society of Agriculture. GSD presents awards annually to recognize outstanding Gamma Sigma Delta members who help Iowa State University achieve its mission in one of the following areas: teaching, research, extension, and international.

April 04, 2022

Chad HartChad Hart, professor, was interviewed for an April 1 Business Record story, "Iowa’s GDP down 2.3% in Q4 as ag sector stumbles behind increased input costs."

March 31, 2022

Peter F. OrazemPeter Orazem, university professor, did two March 29 radio interviews about legislation reducing unemployment benefits in Iowa with:

Linh T, Axios
Becky Phelp, KCRG

March 30, 2022

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, and Kristine Tidgren, Director of the Center for Ag Law and Taxation, will serve as panelists in the forum “Solving the Barriers to Agricultural Carbon Markets” organized by the Farm Foundation for April 12.

March 28, 2022

Chad HartChad Hart, professor, was interviewed for a March 23 KFAB interview on the effects of crop prices due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

March 24, 2022

Personal Reflections on the War in UkraineNancy B. Brannaman (BS Ag Business/Farm Operation, MS Ag Economics/Finance) was one of the panelists at a virtual University Lectures event, Personal Reflections on the War in Ukraine, March 23. Brannaman was with the  former U.S. Department of State Foreign Service in the Consular Officer in Kyiv around the time of Ukrainian independence.

March 24, 2022

CARD Ag Policy ReviewThe Winter 2022 CARD Agricultural Policy Review is now available online.


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