AMES, Iowa — Neil E. Harl will present the 2010 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Oct. 27 at Iowa State University.
Harl will present "Building an Enduring Leadership Platform" at 7 p.m. in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union on campus. He will share key lessons learned from understanding the leadership opportunities encountered throughout his career in farm finance, taxation and agricultural law. The event is free and open to the public.
Harl, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences and emeritus professor of economics, is an Iowa State University alum with a bachelor's in agricultural education and a Ph.D. in economics. He earned his law degree from the University of Iowa and is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association.
He has given more than 3,300 presentations in 43 states and 19 foreign countries and has served on six federal commissions. He has published widely, including 29 books, more than 400 professional articles and bulletins and more than 950 in farm and financial publications.
Harl has been honored for distinguished service and achievement by state, national and international organizations. He has served as president of both the American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA) and the American Agricultural Law Association and is a fellow of the AAEA.
He is credited with helping to lay the foundation for countries transitioning to a market economy, particularly in Eastern Europe, through his work as the founder and director of the Center for International Agricultural Finance.
William K. Deal, an ISU alum with a degree in agricultural education, established the lecture series to help prepare future leaders and innovators in agriculture. The lecture is organized by the Department of Agricultural Education and Studies in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and co-sponsored by the Committee on Lectures funded by the Government of the Student Body.