Department Chair Joshua Rosenbloom was in Washington, DC Sept. 14, 2017 with other Agricultural Economics Department chairs to speak to members of Congress and their staffs about the value of agricultural economics research.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, gave a presentation Sept. 15 on the cooperative business model in the U.S. and agricultural cooperatives in Iowa to a group of Nigerian women visiting Iowa.
The Iowa Institute for Cooperatives has announced the recipients of the 2017 Iowa Institute for Cooperative Scholarships.
Iowa State University announces that a gift reported in January will result in a new endowment of approximately $145 million to support the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The endowment is made possible through a gift from an anonymous donor couple of an equity stake in Curriculum Associates, LLC, which recently entered into a capital partnership.
Liesl Eathington, assistant scientist, plans to record an interview on Thursday with Dave Price, WHO-TV. Eathington will discuss an analysis she and Dave Swenson conducted on worker migration patterns in Iowa. The interview is scheduled to air Sunday morning on The Insiders.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor was interviewed by Gene Lucht for a Sept. 23rd Iowa Farmer Today story on trends in Iowa's cooperatives, their financial health, and industry outlook.
A shortage of high-skilled jobs is a primary factor driving Iowa’s brain drain, according to a new analysis by Iowa State University researchers.
Each summer since 2007, the NBER has commissioned a set of lectures on econometric methodology as part of their Summer Institute conference. This year, the topic was "Linking Records in Large Administrative Data Sets." Three speakers -- John Abowd from Cornell and the US Census Bureau, Martha Bailey from the University of Michigan, and Joseph Ferrie from Northwestern -- addressed both conceptual issues in matching large data sets, as well as practical issues concerned with the use of decennial Census files and other large household or firm surveys. Their lectures are available at:
This summer, the computer lab in 68 Heady was renovated with new carpet, paint and four large 70- and 80-inch monitors. Gone are the old-school carrels arranged in stiff, straight rows.
David Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Jeff Stein, KXEL Radio news director, about the value of state and local economic development subsidies for job growth in Iowa.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, will speak at the 20th Annual Farmer Cooperatives Conference to be held on Nov. 1-3, 2017, at the Intercontinental Riverfront in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota.
Mark Edelman, professor, gave an invited seminar, "Converting CO2 Emissions, Coal and Biomass to Valuable Liquid Hydrocarbons," to the Secretary's delegation workshop, Ministry of Coal, Government of India at the 4th Post Combustion Carbon Capture Conference on Sept. 6, 2017.
Dermot Hayes, professor, and Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, hosted China's Consul General Hong Lei at the Memorial Union on Sept. 11, 2017, to discuss the collaboration of the economics department with the Chinese Academy of Ag Sciences to set up a center at Iowa State to study China ag policy.
Peter Orazem, university professor, believes we’d all be better off if we understood which types of tax law changes help the economy and which do not.
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The Iowa Water Center annual grant competition is now open to receive research proposals. Funding of up to $30,000 is available for one research project at Iowa’s accredited public or private universities or community colleges. As seed grant funding, this program enables researchers to explore innovative ideas that will grow to be tools to assist in building future water-related policies and practices.
Mary Kay Thatcher, ('79 an sci, ag bus) chief lobbyist for the American Farm Bureau Federation and a veteran of seven farm bills, will be the featured speaker for the next University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Webinar.
Iowa State University is now a newly awarded National Science Foundation Innovation-Corps site (NSF I-Corps), a distinction shared by more than 70 universities in the U.S. that contribute to the National Innovation Network.
Neil Harl, emeritus professor, presented, "The Unintended Consequences of Repealing the Federal Estate Tax and Other Legislative Moves," at the Professional Advisor Continuing Education Conference, Aug. 30, 2017, in Ames, sponsored by the Iowa State University Foundation.
Governor Kim Reynolds on Monday signed a proclamation marking the week of September 24-30, 2017 as Agricultural Entrepreneurship Week, urging citizens to "appreciate and acknowledge the value agricultural entrepreneurs provides for our people, communities, and state as well as for the rest of the world."
Wallace Huffman, professor, received a Fulbright Specialist Grant for collaboration at the National University of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina.
Honors seminars are 1-2 credit courses, offered over a half or full term, which explore topics of current or special interest. They are graded Satisfactory/Fail, usually capped at 17 students, and enroll Honors students from any year or major. Many seminars are offered in the instructor’s area of expertise; others are interdisciplinary. A grant of $500 per seminar supports the professional development (e.g. professional subscriptions, membership fees, travel) of the instructor(s).
The Underwood Family Foundation of Ames has made a $1 million gift to support the agricultural business and agricultural entrepreneurship programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.