Alan Barkema to Present Hertz Lecture at Iowa State University April 11

March 27th, 2017

AMES, Iowa — Alan Barkema, retired senior vice president for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, will present the 2017 Carl and Marjory Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture April 11 at Iowa State University.

Barkema will present, “Pursuing Questions:  Prospects for the Economy and Agriculture,” at 8 p.m. in the Richard and Joan Stark Lecture Hall, room 1148, in the Gerdin Building, 2167 Union Dr., on the Iowa State campus. The event is free and open to the public.

A northern Iowa native, Barkema holds a bachelor’s degree in farm operations and master’s and doctorate degrees in economics from Iowa State University, a master’s degree in plant breeding from Cornell University and a diploma from the executive program at Stanford University.

During his career in economic research and policy, Barkema served as senior vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, as professor and head of the agricultural economics department at Oklahoma State University and as a graduate research associate in the extension farm management office at Iowa State.

Barkema chairs the board of directors of the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, is a director of the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City and he serves on the mission and finance teams of Saint Andrew Christian Church-Disciples of Christ.

The Carl and Marjory Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture was created in memory of the founders of Hertz Farm Management Inc. to inspire generations of industry leaders, research scientists and young professionals to reach their full potential. 


Melea Reicks Licht, Agriculture and Life Sciences Communications Service, (515) 294-8892,