Department Welcomes New Faculty Member | Agricultural Sciences

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Department Welcomes New Faculty Member

August 12, 2008


This fall, the Department of Agribusiness Economics welcomed Dr. Silvia Secchi to its ranks. Secchi will focus her teaching and research in the area of energy economics and policy. Secchi, a native of Italy, made her way to the United States approximately eight years ago and has been working on energy research at Iowa State University. She has brought with her three research projects. The first project looks into the benefits, environmental and economic, of adding perennial plants to corn and soybean fields. The second project evaluates water quality in an Iowa watershed, and the third project examines the costs and benefits of ethanol production in rural areas.