Title: Advantage Iowa: Where Are We at in Iowa Crops and Livestock After a Pandemic Year and Where Are We Looking Moving Forward?
Speakers: Dr. Chad Hart - Economist, Iowa State University &
Dr. Lee Schulz - Economist, Iowa State University
Webinar Date/Time: February 11, 2021 - 1:00 PM CST
What changes have occurred in light of the COVID-19 pandemic? Let us explore the prospects for Iowa crops and livestock highlight key items to watch moving forward.
Dr. Chad Hart – Economist, Iowa State UniversityChad Hart was born and raised in southwest Missouri and his parents raised a few cattle and operated a small meat locker. Chad received a B.S. in economics with minors in mathematics, history, and astronomy from Southwest Missouri State University in 1991. He moved to Iowa in the summer of 1991 to pursue graduate education, and received a Ph.D. in economics and statistics in 1999 from Iowa State University.
Upon graduation, Chad joined the staff for the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State. He served as the U.S. Policy and Insurance Analyst with the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) and a Scientist with CARD. Chad joined the economics faculty at ISU in 2008. Chad’s research has examined the interaction between the agricultural commitments within the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the agricultural policies and programs of WTO members, crop insurance, international trade, biofuel policy, federal agricultural policy, and crop marketing.
Chad is also a partner in Farm Risk, an Iowa firm that develops revenue insurance products and receives revenue based on policies sold by crop insurance companies.