Iowa State University

Iowa State University

Wendong Zhang, Assistant Professor of Economics

Selected Presentations

(Most Recent Listed First)

34. Economic Analysis of Farmland Market: An Introduction, Guest Lecture for FIN 450X: Analytical Methods in Finance, February 17, 2017 (40 students)

33. Iowa Farmland Market Update, 2017 Farmland Owners Workshop, Altoona, Iowa, February 17, 2017 (~45 landowners)

32. Agricultural Land Management and Downstream Water Quality: Insights from Lake Erie. 2017 Iowa AgBiz Showcase & Conference, Des Moines, Iowa, February 14, 2017 (~60 farmers + ag professionals)

31. Introduction to Farmland Market, Guest Lecture for Econ 235: Agricultural Firms, Markets and Prices, February 7, 2017 (~120 students)

30. What's the Story on Iowa's Falling Land Prices, Mutual Insurance Agents of Iowa (MIAI) Global Agriculture Conference, Ames, Iowa, January 13, 2017 (~80 insurance company managers)

29. Iowa Land Values, U.S. Bank 2017 Ag Summit, Ames, Iowa, January 10, 2017 (~120 ag lenders)

28. Agricultural Land Management and Downstream Water Quality: Insights from Lake Erie, 2017 Crop Advantage Series, ISU Extension and Outreach Crops Team, january 2017

January 5, 2017: Okoboji (~40 farmers + crop advisers)

January 27, 2017: Davenport (~50 farmers + crop advisers)

27. What's Going On in China: Corn, GMO, Crop Insurance,  and High-Speed Rails, 2017 Crop Advantage Series, ISU Extension and Outreach Crops Team, january 2017

January 4, 2017: Sheldon (~50 farmers + crop advisers)

January 5, 2017: Okoboji (~40 farmers + crop advisers)

26. Land Values and Chinese Agriculture, 2016 Pro-Ag Outlook Meetings, ISU Extension and Outreach Farm Management Team, Clarinda, IA, December 15, 2016 (~40 ag professionals + landowners)

25. 2016 Iowa Land Value Survey, Press Conference, ISU Alumni Center, December 13, 2016 (8 reporters + 90 viewers of YouTube live streaming)

24. Agricultural Land Management and Downstream Water Quality: Insights from Lake Erie. 28th Annual Integrated Crop Management Conference. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, Iowa, December 1, 2016 (~100 crop advisers and farmers)

23. Iowa Farmland Market Update: Are We Seeing a Replay of 1980s? 28th Annual Integrated Crop Management Conference. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, Iowa, November 30, 2016 (~100 crop advisers and farmers)

22. Land Values: Where are we headed?, 2016 Pro-Ag Outlook Meetings, ISU Extension and Outreach Farm Management Team, presented in the following nine places across Iowa:

November 17, 2016: Waterloo (~30 ag lenders)

November 17, 2016:  Fort Dodge (~30 ag lenders and landowners)

November 18, 2016: Mason City (~50 ag professionals)

November 22, 2016: Carroll (~15 ag lenders and landowners)

December 7, 2016: Iowa City (~45 ag lenders and landowners)

December 7, 2016: Cedar Rapids, Kirkwood Community College (~70 students)

December 7, 2016: Washington (~30 beginning farmers)

December 8, 2016: Mt. Pleasant (~50 ag professionals)

December 9, 2016: Decorah (~35 ag professionals)

21. Returns of investment in farmland vs. S&P 500, Panelist for "Farm to table: how your farmland investments deliver results for investors", Agri-Investor Forum, Chicago, IL, October 27, 2016 (~120 private equity managers and investors)

20. Economic Analysis of Farmland Market: An Introduction, Guest Lecture for FIN 450X: Analytical Methods in Finance, October 7, 2016 (12 students)

19. Golden Era and Farm Crisis: Are We Seeing a Replay of the 1920s and 1980s Farm Crisis, National Agricultural Credit Committee/NC-1177 Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, October 3-4, 2016 (~60)

- reused by Dr. Damona Doye, Oklahoma State University for 2016 Rural Economic Outlook Conference at OK State

18. Sustainability of Agro-Ecosystems: An Economist's Perspective, Iowa State University Sustainable Agriculture Graduate Program Colloquium, Ames, IA, September 14, 2016 (Invited)

17. Academic Job Market Tips for Economics Graduate Students, Department of Economics, Iowa State University, Septermber 7, 2016 (4th and 5th year graduate students at ISU Economics; with Ivan Rudik and Gabriel Lade, additional placement and interview resources are available through ISU Economics departmental intranet)

16. Farmland Market Update, 2016 Midwest, Great Plains and Western Outlook Conference, August 16, 2016 (~40 extension economists)

15. Linking Agricultural Land Management Decisions with Lake Erie Ecosystem Services: An Integrated Ecological-Economic Approach, Prairie Lakes Conference, Okoboji, IA, August 11, 2016 (Project Website: http://ohioseagrant.osu.edu/maumeebay) (~35 natural scientists)

14. Expectations and Expert Opinion Surveys: Empirical Tests Using a Panel of Iowa Land Value Survey Responses (with Todd Kuethe from University of Illinois), 2016 Annual Meeting of Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA), Boston, MA, August 1, 2016.

13. Application of Quasi-Experimental Approaches to U.S. Farmland Research, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China, June 22, 2016. (Invited Seminar)

12. Real Property Appraisal in the U.S., Department of Land Management, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China, June 21, 2016 (Invited Seminar)

11. Iowa Farm Real Estate Market Update, 2016 Ag Credit School, Scheman Buiding, Ames, Iowa, June 15, 2016 (64 ag lenders)

10. Iowa Farmland Market: Current Situation and Future Outlook, North Central Farm Management Conference / National Farm Management Conference, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, June 14, 2016 (~40 farm management specialists)

9. 2016 SMLV Land and Commodity Price Predictions, 2016 ISU 89th Annual Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference, Scheman Building, Ames, Iowa, May 18, 2016 (~280 farm managers, appraisers, ag lenders)

8. Iowa Farmland Market Outlook: A New Normal? Iowa State University ANR Extension and Outreach Spring Training, Lightening Talk, Scheman Building, Ames, Iowa, April 7, 2016 (~160 extension specialists)

7. From Northeast China to the Midwest, Iowa State University Agricultural Business Club, Curtiss Hall, Ames, Iowa, March 31, 2016 (~120 students)

6. What is Happening with Iowa's Land Values: Results from ISU's Latest Survey, 2016 Iowa Bankers Association Annual Agricultural Conference, Scheman Building, Ames, Iowa, March 22, 2016 (~270 ag lenders)

5. Overview of Farmland Market Analysis, Guest Lecture for FIN 467X: Applied Real Estate Analysis, March 2, 2016 (16 students)

4. Farmland Market: An Introduction. Guest Lecture for Econ 235: Agricultural Firms, Markets and Prices, Feburary 18, 2016 (~105 students)

3. Farmland Market Update: Land Values and Ownership Trends, Farmland Owners Workshop, Altoona, Iowa, Feburary 12, 2016 (~75 participants)

2. 2015 Iowa Land Value Survey, Press Conference, ISU Alumni Center, December 14, 2015 (6 reporters)

1. Who Owns and Buys Iowa's Farmland? 27th Integrated Crop Management Conference of ISU, Scheman Building, Ames, Iowa, December 2, 2015 (~210 participants)