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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
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:
Neil E. Harl, emeritus professor, was interviewed by Thoman Philpott, Mother Jones magazine on "Implications of Concentration in a World of Big Data."
Student Counseling Service will again be offering the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) trainings at ISU this summer! All 2016 trainings are in July:
July 12 & 19 (Tuesdays), 2016 12pm-4:15pm*
July 14 & 21 (Thursdays), 2016 8am-12:15pm*
July 26 & 28 (Tuesday & Thursday), 2016 12pm-4:15pm*
Congrats to three recent PhD grads in their new jobs: Kenny Liao: Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Oberlin College; Xiaohong Zhu: Capital Markets Analyst II, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines; and Zhixia Ma: Agriculture Bank of China!
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.
Paper Presentation: Edelman, Mark and Sandra Charvat Burke. "Solidarity Microfinance: A Case Study Demonstration of Building Dialogue and Opportunity with Peer-Group Lending Using Grameen Methods."
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was quoted in an article in the Muscatine Journal, about information on farmland leasing questions.
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!