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Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, wrote an article:
Jacobs, Keri L. “Co-ops Managing Through Low Margins,” Feedstuffs, August 8, 2016, 44.
CALS Career Services office will host a USDA Pathways for Recent Graduates event on Aug 24-25 in the Memorial Union Cardinal Room. More than 35 recruiters from Farm Service Agency, Risk Management Agency and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services will be on campus for the event. The federal initiative targets recent graduates (less than two years out; six years for those with military experience) and Dec. 2016 graduates for training programs within the designated agencies.
Neil E. Harl, emeritus professor, spoke to the Washington Post about the fallacy of farmers having to sell land to pay "death taxes."
Recent masters grad Savanna Lyons, received First Place in the Graduate Student Extension Competition at AAEA for the food hub financial metrics program that she developed as part of her economics M.S. thesis.
Wayne Fuller, distinguished professor emeritus of statistics and economics, is one of several Iowans with ties to CALS, who will be painted at the university exhibit at the Varied Industries Building during the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 11-21.
Computers: The Department of Economics authorizes one computer (thin client) and two monitors per graduate student. If you do not have one in your office, and would like one, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list. If you have one in your office that is not currently being used, or that is not set up, please let him know that as well. If you do not want a station at your desk he can remove any unwanted equipment.
Mark Edelman, professor, with Barry Flinchbaugh, emeritus professor, Kansas State University, was invited by AgriPulse Communications to write an opinion piece entitled "Trade Agreements: Good or Bad?"
David Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed by:
Alexander Sammon, Mother Jones, for a story on the Dakota Access pipeline controversy in Iowa, he had questions on Swenson's research that critiqued the economic impact study done on that project.
Georgeanne Artz, undergraduate Agricultural Business Club advisor, lead the ISU team to win the Creative Club award this year for their new trivia night idea. The team also won third place at the AAEA 2016 Quiz Bowl.
Matthew Clancy (2015) received the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award at the 2016 AAEA Meetings in Boston, MA.
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was interviewed by Nancy Mayfield from The Eastern Iowa Farmer, Sycamore Media (Distributed to 3,000 farmers in Bellevue, DeWitt and Maquoketa, Iowa) about how to manage margins with low crop prices.
Sonya Huffman, adjunct associate professor, presented "Life Satisfaction and Diet: Evidence from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey “ at two conferences:
Neil E. Harl, emeritus professor, will be featured on the Successful Farming Radio Magazine in a program entitled, "Farm Estate and Business Planning," on Aug. 8, 9, 10 and 11...
Economics department alumnus Subhra Bhattacharjee married Alexander Reitmeyer on July 19, 2016 in Kolkata, India. Subhra, who is a recent PhD student of Cathy Kling and Joydeep Bhattacharya, works in Jerusalem for the United Nations. Several other department alumni attended the event. Shown in photo, left to right: Ritwik Banerjee (MS), Monisankar Bishnu (PhD), Subhra, Joydeep, and Min Wang (PhD).
Chad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed by Charity Nebbe on Talk of Iowa, Iowa Public Radio, on how farm sizes in Iowa and the U.S. have doubled in the last 100 years.
David Swenson, associate scientist had two interviews last week: In the Des Moines Register about the $8 million tax break for Prestage Farms...
Helen Jensen, Brent Kreider, Oleksandr Zhylyevskyy, and colleagues (Kim Greder at ISU and John Pepper at the University of Virginia) were awarded a $74,989 grant by the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research...
Edelman, Mark. "Addressing Rural Equity Capital Gaps for Strategic Development." selected paper presented at Community Development Society (CDS)...
ISU alumnus, Thomas Sutherland, has died in Ft. Collins, CO at age 85. He was released in 1981 after being held hostage by Islamic terrorists in Beirut, Lebanon for six years.
Chad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed by Aerin Curtis, Feednavigator.com, about how the hot weather in July is affecting feed crop growth and development.
Mark Edelman, professor, was interviewed by ISU News Service about the Solidarity Microfinance program.
David Swenson, associate scientist had several media interviews recently:
Adriana Valcu-Lisman, postdoc, and her husband Jeff welcomed little Ana Sophia who arrived Thursday morning at 9:53 am. Ana weighs 6 lbs 9 oz and was 19-1/2 inches long. Congratulations to all!
Congratulations to Miyoung Oh, postdoc, and her husband Jiwoong Kim, who welcomed their newest family member on July 17th! Baby Joshua joins his older brother Isaac and sister Emma. All are doing well.
David Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Brian Morelli, Cedar Rapids Gazette, about how to measure the ostensible effectiveness of area regional development organizations...