Iowa State University Economics Department Members Presented Awards at Professional Meeting

August 30th, 2012

AMES, Iowa -- The Department of Economics at Iowa State University was honored with several awards by the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA).

Awardees included:
* Professor Helen Jensen named an AAEA Fellow
* Professor Brent Kreider shared the Outstanding Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy Article Award with two co-authors
* Professor GianCarlo Moschini was presented the Quality of Communication Award
* Professor Wallace Huffman was presented the Quality of Communication Award, Honorable Mention
* Professors Joseph Herriges, Catherine Kling and Dan Otto; John Downing (ISU Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology; and Kevin Egan (University of Toledo) were presented the Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis
* Farm management team members Tim Eggers, Robert Wells and Kelvin Leibold shared the Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Award with others from universities of Missouri and Illinois
* Agricultural Business Club was named Outstanding Undergraduate Club and Academic Quiz Bowl Champions

"It was a very nice tribute to both the quality and the diversity of the work that we do in agricultural and applied economics," said John Schroeter, department interim chair and professor of economics.

The awards were presented at the AAEA's annual meeting Aug. 12-14 in Seattle, Wash. The AAEA, formerly the American Agricultural Economics Association, is the main professional association serving the interests of members working in agricultural and broadly related fields of applied economics.

Contacts: 

John Schroeter, Economics, (515) 294-5876, johns@iastate.edu
Kristin Senty, Economics, (515) 294-9849, ksenty@iastate.edu

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