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The 2015 Iowa Land Value Survey conducted by Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, and CARD was cited in an article by Courtney Fiorini, Mason City Globe Gazette.
Once again this year, CARD will be hosting an alumni reunion during the 2016 AAEA Annual Meeting in Boston.
Peter Orazem, university professor, answered questions about Tyson Foods' motivations concerning their recently closed plant in Cherokee, IA in an article in the Des Moines Register.
Dermot Hayes, professor, was interviewed by Jennifer Carrico of the High Plains Journal on the impact of the Trans-Pacific agreement on U.S. pork exports.
Wallace Huffman, professor, and Jonathan McFadden.
Another enrollment record has been set this summer, with 11,942 students attending the summer sessions. That's an increase of 306 students over last summer's previous record. The growth is in students learning online. The subset of students enrolled only in online or other distance options increased 431, up to 3,388 students this summer.
Otavio Bartalotti, assistant professor, presented the paper "Bootstrap Confidence Intervals for Sharp Regression Discontinuity Designs with the Uniform Kernel," Otavio Bartalotti, Gray Calhoun, and Yang He, at two recent conferences.
The Undergraduate Programs Office completed freshman 2-day summer orientation sessions in June. Ninety-four ag business and six economics freshmen attended.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, worked with Iowa Institute for Cooperatives this spring to develop and host the first annual Iowa Cooperative Intern Day at the Monsanto Learning Center on Thursday, June 23.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, had his Ag Policy Review article on an unlikely repeat of the 1980s farm crisis included in a University of Illinois Farm Policy News update on July 5, 2017.
Georgeanne Artz, and Alejandro Plastina, assistant professors, conducted two workshops last week in Heady Hall for 4-H’ers under the title “Farming for Fun and Profit,” with a total attendance of about 50 kids.
New interactive teaching, learning platform debuts this fall
Top Hat, a new cloud-based teaching and learning platform, promises to give instructors more options in creating interactive lectures.
Ron Deiter, professor, presented two invited workshops (June 29 and June 30) entitled “Dive Into Some Fun Pricing Games” for the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference held on the ISU campus.
2016 Department of Economics weekly newsletters
David Swenson, associate scientist, had three interviews this week pertaining to the effects of Brexit on the Iowa and U.S. economies.
Natalina Sents, '16 ag bus, has begun a year-long road trip to all 50 states documenting farmers' stories for her blog, Why I Farm Roadtrip http://www.beckshyb
Wallace Huffman, professor, had an article published in the most recent issue of Choices, a publication of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
Four undergraduate students are working as economics research assistants for Peter Orazem and Georgeanne Artz this summer.
Elizabeth Burns-Thompson, 2011 ag bus, international ag, was named the CALS Young Alum of the Month for June 2016.
The AAEA Fellows Selection Committee has selected John A. Miranowski to be honored as a 2016 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Fellow.
Neil E. Harl, emeritus professor, was interviewed by Doug Cooper on June 24 on the WHO Radio "Big Show" at noon on "Expected Consequences of the Brexit Vote."
Joshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, had an article about his economic history research published on Vox EU. org.
Ron Deiter, professor, served as a discussion leader for the Iowa Institute of Cooperative’s Iowa Cooperative Intern Day held at the Monsanto Learning Center in Huxley, IA on June 23, 2016.
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, made two presentations June 12-14, 2016 at the National Farm Business Management Conference, Sioux Falls, SD: