Iowa State University

Iowa State University

Wendong Zhang, Assistant Professor of Economics

Selected Presentations

(Most Recent Listed First)

112. Midwest Crop Farmers' Perception of US-China Trade War, 2019 National Agricultural Credit Conference / NC-1177 Multi-State Hatch Project Meeting, Dallas, TX, October 8, 2019 (~40)

111. Update on Trade Negotiations and Relationship with China, Iowa ASABE (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers) Fall Section Meeting, Ames, Iowa, September 26, 2019 (~70)

110. Update on Trade Negotiations and Relationship with China, Iowa Co-op Managers Association Meeting, Ames, Iowa, September 18, 2019 (~30)

109. China as An Indispensable Trade Partner with US Agriculture, AgExcellence/CoExllence Meeting, Farrell Growth Group, LLC, Bloomington, Minnesota, September 12, 2019

108. Land Tenure and Conservation: What drives Landowner’s Conservation Decisions? Iowa Agriculture & Water Alliance (IAWA) Advisory Council Meeting, Ankeny, Iowa, September 3, 2019 (~30)

107. Actual and Perceived Impacts of US-China Trade War, Rulon Enterprises Peer Meeting, Arcadia, Indiana, August 20, 2019 (~90)

106. Actual and Perceived Impacts of US-China Trade War, Iowa Corn Growers Association Borad of Direcotrs Meeting, August 13, 2019 (~30)

105. Land Tenure and Conservation: What drives Landowner’s Conservation Decisions? Iowa Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioners 73rd Annual Conference, Ames, Iowa, August 2, 2019 (~25)

104. Update on US-China Trade War & Iowa Farmland Market, Henry County Farmland Owner Workshop, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, August 1, 2019 (~25)

103. Actual and Perceived Impacts of US-China Trade War on US Agriculture, 2019 AAEA Post Conference on US-China Trade War, Atlanta, Georgia, July 24, 2019 (~50)

102. The Effects of Interest Rate Changes on Midwestern U.S. Farmland Values, 2019 AAEA Ag Finance & Management (AFM) Section, Atlanta, Georgia, July 23, 2019 (~29)

101. Political Context for U.S.-China Trade War, Drinking Liberals, Ames, Iowa, June 7, 2019 (~25)

100. Iowa and US Farmland Market: An Introduction, 2019 Ag Credit School, ISU Extension and Outreach, Ames, Iowa, June 4, 2019 (~60)

99. Seven Things You Should Know About China to Understand the Trade War, Farmer Mac Webinar, Ames, Iowa, May 8, 2019 (~225)

98. U.S. –China Agricultural Trade After (?) the Trade War,  Osher Life Long Institute (OLLI), ISU Alumni Association, Ames, Iowa, May 7, 2019 (~120 retired faculty and alumni)

97. U.S. Job Market for Non-Native Speakers of English, Presentation for the ISU Economics Department Graduate Students, Ames, Iowa, April 18, 2019 (~40)

96. Trends in Land Values and Impact of Chinese Tariffs on US Agriculture, Woodbury County Farmland Owner Workshop, Sioux City, Iowa, April 15, 2019 (~60)

95. Economics of Soil and Water Conservation, Invited Presentation to ISU Department of Agronomy Soils Seminar, Ames, Iowa, April 10, 2019 (~20 agronomists)

94. Seven Things You Should Know About China to Understand the Trade War, AM&MO Conference, Ames, Iowa, April 6, 2019 (~40)

93. Seven Things You Should Know About China to Understand the Trade War, Beginning Farmers Network Student Club, Ames, Iowa, April 1, 2019 (~45 undergraduates)

92. Seven Things You Should Know About China to Understand the Trade War, Security Savings Bank 2019 Spring Ag Update Meeting, Eagle Grove, Iowa, March 27, 2019 (~45)

91. Seven Things You Should Know About China to Understand the Trade War,  Cotton-Grave Annual Producers Meeting, Spencer, Iowa, March 22, 2019 (~80)

90. Seven Things You Should Know About China to Understand the Trade War, Mason City Chamber of Commerce Ag Breakfast, Mason City, Iowa, March 20, 2019 (~110)

89. Seven Things You Should Know About China to Understand the Trade War, Nuffield Scholars Conference, Ames, Iowa, March 14, 2019 (~50)

88. Iowa Farmland Ownership and Tenure Survey: Conservation, Invited Presentation to State of Iowa Soil Conservation Committee, Des Moines, Iowa, March 6, 2019 (~25)

87. Seven Things You Should Know About China to Understand the Trade War, Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm, Nashua, Iowa, March 5, 2019 (~65)

86. Seven Things You Should Know About China to Understand the Trade War, Union Cooperative, Hamilton County Fairgrounds, Webster City, Iowa, February 19, 2019 (~65)

85. Update on Iowa Farmland Market & US-China Trade War, Farmland Owners Workshop, Altoona, Iowa, February 15, 2019 (~45 landowners)

84. Update on Iowa Farmland Market & US-China Trade War, Agribusiness Showcase and Conference, Des Moines, Iowa, February 12, 2019 (~75)

83. Seven Things You Should Know About China to Understand the Trade War, 75th Annual Conference of ASFMRA Iowa Chapter, Ames, Iowa, February 7, 2019 (~150 farm managers and appraisers)

82. Economics of Soil Health: A Natural Capital Approach, 2019 ISU Soil Health Conference, Ames, Iowa, February 4, 2019 (~140 soil scientists and practioners)

81. Update on U.S.-China Trade War and Iowa Farmland Values, Mid-Co Commodities, Inc., Ames, Iowa, January 31, 2019 (~50)

80. Update on U.S.-China Trade War and Iowa Farmland Values, Iowa Corn Growers Association Crop Fair, Meskwaki Casino, Tama, Iowa, January 21, 2019 (~100)

79. Update on U.S.-China Trade War and Iowa Farmland Values, Crop Advantage Series, ISU Extension and Outreach Crops Team, January 2019

January 3, 2019: Sheldon, Iowa (~90)

January 8, 2019: Storm Lake, Iowa (~60)

January 24, 2019: Atlantic, Iowa (~75)

78. Update on U.S.-China Trade War and Iowa Farmland Values, the Mutual Insurance Association of Iowa (MIAI) Annual Meeting, Ames, Iowa, January 10, 2019 (~80)

77. Update on U.S.-China Trade War and Iowa Farmland Values, CFE Cooperatives, Sheldon, Iowa, December 13, 2018 (~110)

76. 2018 Iowa Land Value Survey News Conference, Press Conference, ISU Alumni Center, Ames, Iowa, December 12, 2018 (~15 ag reporters) (3 minute highlight in Vimeo)

75. What Does Trade Disruptions with China Mean for Iowa and US Agriculture, Pro-Ag Outlook Meetings, December 2018

December 5, 2018: Iowa City, Iowa (~45)

December 6, 2018: Mt. Pleasant, Iowa (~30)

74. What Does Trade Disruptions with China Mean for Iowa and US Agriculture, Pro-Ag Outlook Meetings, November 2018

November 12, 2018: Carroll, Iowa (~20)

November 15, 2018: Waterloo, Iowa (~40)

November 21, 2018: Cresco, Iowa (~25)

73. China as the Leading Trade Partner of US Agriculture, Invited Presentation at the 2018 ASFMRA Annual Conference, Chandler, Arizona, November 1, 2018 (~120 farm managers and appraisers nationwide)

72. Overview of Iowa and US Farmland Market, Guest Lecture for FIN 450X: Applied Real Estate Analysis, September 24, 2018 (37 students)

71. Tariffs Impacts on Iowa Agriculture, Land Tenure and Conservation, 2018 CALT September Ag Law Seminar, Ames, Iowa, Septmebr 22, 2018 (~80 laywers and CPAs)

70. Who Owns, Buys and Rents America's Farmland, Webinar for Granular Ag AcreValue (Joint with LeeAnn Moss), September 18, 2018 (~240 attendees)

69. Land Values and Tariff Impacts on US Agriculture, Corteva Regional SAM Meeting, Minneapolkis, MN, Septmber 11, 2018 (~50 producers from Minnesota and Dakotas)

68. China Enters “New Era”: What It Means for US and Global Agriculture, Mid America Crop Life Association (MACA) Annual Meeting, Des Moines, Iowa, September 4, 2018 (~85)

67. Iowa and US Farmland Market Update, Nuffield Scholars, Ames, Iowa, July 12, 2018 (~14 Nuffield scholars from 10 countries)

66. China Enters “New Era”: What It Means for US and Global Agriculture, ISU Ag Entrepreneurship Intiative (AEI) Brazil Delegation, Ames, Iowa, July 11, 2018 (~25 large scale landowners from Brazil)

65. Iowa and US Farmland Market: An Introduction, 2018 ISU Ag Credit School, Ames, Iowa, June 11, 2018 (~48 agricultural bankers)

64. PreliminaryResults from 2017 Iowa Farmland Ownership and Tenure Survey, 2018 91st Annual Soil Management Land Valuation (SMLV) Conference, Ames, Iowa, May 15, 2018 (~250 farm managers, appraisers and bankers)

63. Understanding the U.S. Farm Bill: Policy to Practice, (Joint with John Lawrence), Presentation to the Delegation from the Chinese Ministry of Agricutlure (MOA), May 11, 2018 (~7)

62. Why We Aren’t Likely to See A Replay of 1980s Farm Crisis, hopefully?, Farm Financial Stress Task Force, Des Moines, Iowa, May 1, 2018 (~10 representatives from state agencies and banks)

61. Why We Aren’t Likely to See A Replay of 1980s Farm Crisis? Day with the Superintendent, Iowa Divison of Banking, Des Moines, Iowa, April 12, 2018 (~125 ag bank presidents)

60. Overview of Farmland Market Analysis, Guest Lecture for FIN 450X: Applied Real Estate Analysis, April 11, 2018 (35 students)

59. Farmland Market Update, 2018 ISU Extension and Outreach ANR Spring In-Service, Ames, Iowa, April 2, 2018 (~120 extension faculty and staff)

58. China Enters “New Era”: What It Means for US and Global Agriculture, Security Savings Bank 2018 Spring Ag Update, Eagle Grove, Iowa, March 8, 2018 (~40)

57. Update on US Land Values and Cash Rents, 2018 94th Annual USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum, Washington, DC, February 22, 2018 (~70)

56. Update on Iowa Land Values and Chinese Ag Economy, Farmland Owners Workshop, Altoona, Iowa, February 16, 2018 (~45)

55. China Enters “New Era”: What It Means for US and Global Agriculture, Iowa AgBiz Showcase and Conference, West Des Moines, Iowa, February 13, 2018 (~60)

54. China Enters “New Era”: What It Means for US and Global Agriculture, Growmark Invision Grower Meeting, Tama, Iowa, February 8, 2018 (~100)

53. China Enters “New Era”: What It Means for US and Global Agriculture, 10th Land Investment Expo, Peoples Company, West Des Moines, Iowa, January 26, 2018 (~50)

52. Seeing Red: How China Influences Your Grain, Livestock Prices, 2018 Farm Futures Summit, Coralville, Iowa, January 18, 2018 (~80)

51. Update on Iowa Farmland Market and Ag Economy, 2018 Crop Advantage Series, ISU Extension and Outreach Crops Team, Okoboji, Iowa, January 4, 2018 (~45)

50. Recent Developments in China and Its Impac ts for US Agriculture, 2018 Crop Advantage Series, ISU Extension and Outreach Crops Team, Okoboji, Iowa, January 4, 2018 (~90)

49. Recent Developments in China and Its Impac ts for US Agriculture, 2018 North Central Crop and Stewardship Clinic, Hardin County Extension Office, Iowa Falls, Iowa, January 2, 2018 (~75)

48. 2017 ISU Land Value Survey News Conference, Press Conference, ISU Alumni Center, December 12, 2017 (~15 ag reporters) YouTube livestreaming

47. 2017 ISU Land Value Survey and the Impacts of China on U.S. Agriculture, 2017 Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Meeting, Chariton, IA, December 12, 2017

46. Recent Developments in China and Its Impacts on U.S. Agricultural Trade, 2017 Pro-Ag Outlook Meetings, ISU Extension and Outreach Farm Management Team, presented in the following nine places across Iowa:

November 16, 2017:  Fort Dodge, Iowa (~35)

November 16, 2017: Mason City, Iowa (~20)

November 21, 2017: Carroll, Iowa (~20)

December 7, 2017: Mt. Pleasant, Iowa (~30)

December 7, 2017: Ottumwa, Iowa (~25)

December 12, 2017: Chariton, Iowa (~12)

45. Global Impacts on Iowa Agriculture & Iowa Land Value Outlook, 2017 Pro-Ag OUtlook and Management Meeting, Altoona, Iowa, November 13, 2017 (~45)

44. From Northeast China to the U.S. Midwest, Iowa State University Agricultural Marketing and Management Organization (AMMO), Ames, Iowa, November 6, 2017 (~100 students)

43. Economic Analysis of Farmland Market: An Introduction, Guest Lecture for FIN 450X: Real Estate Analysis, Ames, Iowa, October 4th, 2017 (~45 students)

42. Do Agricultural Professionals Self-Correct in Expert Opinion Surveys? Panel Data Evidence from Iowa, National Agricultural Credit Meeting / NC-1177 Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 2nd, 2017 (~80 ag economists and bankers)

41. The Next Generation of Iowa Farmers Panelist for Iowa Ideas 2017 Conference, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, September 22nd, 2017 (~40 ag professionals and producers)

40. Iowa Farmland Market Update: Where are we headed? 2017 Ag Law Seminar, Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, Ames, Iowa, September 21st, 2017 (~90 lawyers)

39. Chinese Agricultural Economy Update, Iowa Institute of Cooperatives Summer Workshop, Huxley, Iowa, June 17th, 2017 (~100 crop insurance agents)

38. Iowa Farmland Market Update, 2017 Ag Credit School, Scheman Building, Ames, Iowa, June 14th, 2017 (~70 ag lenders)

37. U.S. Farm Bill Presentation to the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Trade Promotion Center delegation, Ames, Iowa, May 30, 2017 (9 representatives)

36. U.S. Farmland Market Update Current Trends in U.S. Farm Income, Farm Income Volatility, and Farmland Values: What's the story?, USDA Economist's Group & C-FARE, April 26, 2017 (Webinar Available on YouTube)

35. Iowa Farmland Market Update: Where Are We Going? ANR Crops and Agricultural Enginnering Spring In-Service, April 4, 2017 (~50 field specialists)

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)