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Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was interviewed by Karen Angel, Bloomberg Business, on long-term land tenure changes in the Midwest.
Neil E. Harl, emeritus professor, was interviewed on June 16 by Diane Alter, a financial analyst for CTFN, an on-line financial news firm headquartered in Connecticut, on "Anti-trust Policy and Pending Mergers."
The Spring 2016 Department of Economics Alumni Newsletter Update is now available online.
Congratulations to grad students Jennifer West and Kevin Duncan who got married last weekend before friends and family at the Des Moines Botanical Center in Des Moines, Iowa!
Neil E. Harl, emeritus professor had several recent media interviews.
Dermot Hayes, professor, will speak on U.S. exports and international trade at the World Pork Expo at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, June 8-10, 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.
Kevin 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.
Emeritus Professor George Wells Ladd, 91, of Ames, Iowa, died May 22, 2016, at Green Hills Retirement Community.
Kevin 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.
PhD student Maria (Jimena) González Ramírez gave the commencement speech at Loras college on May 21, 2016.
On 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.
Catherine 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.
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.
The 19th edition of Farm Estate and Business Planning, Neil Harl is released.
David 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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