Yongjie Ji, research scientist in economics with the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, is the recipient of the Professional and Scientific Outstanding New Professional Award from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.
Ji’s technical skills, which unite economic expertise, advanced graphic design and innovative computer programming, are highly valued by his colleagues. He is well-trained in economic theory, extremely good at quantitative analysis and data management, and well-positioned for serving the agricultural and environmental interests of the center’s stakeholders, students, constituents and employees of Iowa State.
Of special note is Ji’s work with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources on the Lakes Survey. His work on this project over the last two years contributed to Iowa State maintaining a long, important relationship with the Department of Natural Resources.
Ji received his award at the 2021 CALS Virtual Awards Ceremony March 22, 2021.