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Advantage Iowa: Where Are We at in Iowa Crops and Livestock After a Pandemic Year and Where Are We Looking Moving Forward?

2021 Economic Summit Webinar Series

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 University

Dr. Chad Hart Economist, Iowa State University 

Chad 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.

 


Dr. Lee Schulz - Economist, Iowa State University

 

Dr. Lee Schulz Economist, Iowa State University  

Lee Schulz is an associate professor in the Department of Economics at Iowa State University and serves as the statewide extension specialist on livestock economics and markets. Lee grew up on a diversified crop and livestock farm in central Wisconsin. He has a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, a M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University, and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Kansas State University. His integrated extension, research, and teaching program provides leadership in the study of, and educational programming for, critical problems facing the livestock and meat industry, including marketing and risk management, agricultural and trade policies, animal health and biosecurity, and production, management, and regulatory issues. Lee regularly collaborates with Farm Management Extension, the Iowa Beef Center and Iowa Pork Industry Center, the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, and industry stakeholders. He publishes regularly in professional journals, extension publications, and the popular press and has spoken at numerous professional and agricultural conferences. Lee has been recognized by the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association and Iowa State University for early achievement in extension and outreach programming.

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