Over the last two Farm Bills, the almost $80 million (2018$) in federal conservation easement payments to Colorado producers generated more than $174 million in economic activity in the state, associated with the creation of 1,102 Colorado jobs and almost $86 million in value-added. For every dollar of federal conservation easement investment in Colorado, $2.19 of economic activity is generated due to direct, indirect and induced spending in the state. Read the full publication here.
DARE is offering a new faculty-led study abroad program in Florence, Italy for Spring 2019. The link to the program information from Study Abroad is here.http://myedabroad.colostate.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=11972. Students will take 4 courses for 13 credits. There are no prerequisites for any of the courses. The program is open to ALL CSU undergraduate students. Students can apply 9 credits towards an Agribusiness or Environmental and Resource Economics minors. The program includes two excursions: Modena balsamic vinegar production; Chianti castle wine tasting. Students will live with other CSU students in apartments in old town Florence. The program is offered January 30 – April 28, 2019. The application deadline is September 15, 2018.
Alexander Maas (CSU Ph.D. 2017), Christopher Goemans, Dale Manning, Stephan Kroll and Thomas Brown co-authored, “Dilemmas, Coordination and Defection: How Uncertain Tipping Points Induce Common Pool Resource Destruction,” published in Games and Economic Behavior 104:760-774. This article won the Western Agricultural Economics Association Outstanding Published Research Award. WAEA President, Dr. Randy Fortenbery, presented Alex with the award.
Master’s student Matthew Flyr won the Western Agricultural Economics Association Graduate Student Paper and Presentation award at the annual meetings in Anchorage, Alaska. WAEA President, Dr. Randy Fortenbery, handed Matt the certificate.