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June 07, 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.

June 01, 2016

Dr. Kevin KimleKevin 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.

May 31, 2016

Emeritus Professor George W. LaddEmeritus Professor George Wells Ladd, 91, of Ames, Iowa, died May 22, 2016, at Green Hills Retirement Community.

May 31, 2016

Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, spoke with Tom Geyer at Quad City Times about the farmland value forecasts from the participants of the soil management and

May 26, 2016

Kevin KimleKevin 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.

May 25, 2016

PhD student Maria (Jimena) González Ramírez gave the commencement speech at Loras college on May 21, 2016.

May 25, 2016

Curtiss LeagueOn Friday, May 20, nine Ag Business alums, including Amy Brandau, econ department academic advisor, came back to campus as part of the Curtiss League of Awesomeness Kick-Off.

May 24, 2016

Dr. Catherine KlingCatherine Kling, professor, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences, and director of CARD, was featured in a USDA blog post on Women in Ag featuring her work in ag economics.

May 24, 2016

Dr. 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.

May 24, 2016

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, talked with Betsy Freese and Successful Farming about the 89th Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference held May 18.

May 24, 2016

Darnell Smith, who worked in the Economics Department for many years, passed away on May 17th.

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May 24, 2016

Dr. Neil HarlThe 19th edition of Farm Estate and Business Planning, Neil Harl is released.

May 24, 2016

David SwensonDavid 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.

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May 19, 2016

David SwensonThis week David Swenson, associate scientist, had media contacts with the following:

May 18, 2016

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

May 16, 2016

David SwensonDavid 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.

May 16, 2016

Dr. Wallace HuffmanNew 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.

May 16, 2016

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, conducted another radio interview on Cash Rents. This time with Ken Anderson from Brownfield Radio Network based in Lincoln, Nebraska.

May 12, 2016

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was interviewed about the 2016 Cash Rent Survey by Doug Cooper, The Big Show, WHO, Des Moines and WMT, Cedar Rapids and Jessie Scott for an article in Successful Farming at Agriculture.com.

May 11, 2016

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.

May 09, 2016

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.

May 09, 2016

David Swenson, associate scientist, and Lee Schulz, assistant professor, were quoted in an article in the Fremont Tribune on vertical integration.

May 09, 2016

For faculty members that use Pivot and ORCID: they are now syncing. Here is a link to more information. You have to put your ORCiD into your pivot profile. Which will update your pivot profile.

May 09, 2016

Drew MoglerDrew Mogler, senior, won the Spring 2016 CALS Ag Business Leadership Excellence Award and gave the address at the college's spring convocation on May 7 at Hilton Coliseum.

May 09, 2016

Iowa State University student teams won the overall sweepstakes award among four-year institutions at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Judging Conference April 14-16.

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