Wendong Zhang · Assistant Professor of Economics
Iowa State University
478C Heady Hall
518 Farmhouse Lane
Ames, IA 50011-1054
Dr. Wendong Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Economics and Extension Economist at ISU. As an applied economist, he is interested in land use, land management, land values and land ownership in the agro-ecosystem, as well as the interplay between agriculture and the environment.
Wendong leads the annual Iowa Land Value survey, the Iowa Farmland Ownership and Tenure Survey, as well as the ISU Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference. He is also the lead researcher for the new, interactive Iowa Land Value Portal.
Wendong received his Ph.D. in Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics from the Ohio State University in July 2015, and he also holds a BSc in Environmental Science from Fudan University in China.
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Farmland sales volume may be helping keep farmland prices up.
Continued problems in Argentina are providing a price spike for US soybeans.
This year's Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference predicted average crop prices and a slight decline in land values.
ISU’s oldest conference to discuss issues related to soil management and land valuation.
The state's agland realtors say the average price has now dropped 8.7 percent in the last year.
Non-operator landlords could be an under-utilized group when it comes to cleaning up Iowa's waterways.
Iowa Banking Magazine discusses the drop in farmland values with Wendong Zhang.
Wendong Zhang discusses the root of his career with Iowa Farm Bureau magazine.
The recently-released Iowa State Extension land value survey gives some insight into what happens when farmland is sold in the state.
North Iowa farmland value took the biggest hit this year, according to the 2015 Iowa Land Value Survey.
The recently released Iowa State Extension land values survey gives some insight into what happens when farmland is sold in the state.
Iowa State University recently released the results of its annual land value survey.
Iowa farmland values fell in back-to-back years for the first time this century as farmers adjust to declining farm incomes.
The rainy, gloomy weather starting off the week did little to brighter Monday's land value survey report released in Ames.
After years of red hot gains, farmland values in Northwest Iowa continue to cool, according to a new survey.
Iowa farmland has declined in value by an average of 3.9% in 2015, or $310 per acre, according to the results of Iowa State University's annual survey.
Per acre value declined $310, or 3.9 percent, since last year's survey.
Iowa farmland values have now fallen for two consecutive years.
Results from the survey are similar to results by the US Department of Agriculture, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and the Realtors Land Institute.
Average Iowa farmland value is now estimated to be $7,633 per acre - having dropped in value for the second consecutive year. Per acre value declined $310, or 3.9 percent, since last year's survey.
Land values were determined by the 2015 Iowa Land Value Survey, which was conducted in November by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
For the third year in a row, Scott and Decatur counties reported the highest and lowest farmland values, respectively.
The value of average Iowa farmland is now estimated to be $7,633 per acre after having dropped in value for the second consecutive year.
Average Iowa farmland value is now estimated to be $7,633 per acre—having dropped in value for the second consecutive year.
The annual Iowa State University farmland survey finds value of an acre of Iowa farmland dropped 3.9 percent compared to last year.
“A lot of people would expect a much larger decline,” says Wendong Zhang, Extension economist and assistant professor of economics at Iowa State, who referenced last year’s 8.9 percent drop.
The Omaha World Herald discusses the drop in Iowa farmland values with Wendong Zhang.
Iowa State University’s annual survey of Iowa farmland values shows a nearly four percent decline over the past year.
The survey was conducted by Iowa State University's Extension Economist Wendong Zhang. This year's decline marks the second consecutive decrease, following an 8.9% decrease in 2014.
Story County farmland value declined more than 6.3 percent this year to $9,021, down from $9,628, according to the Iowa Land Value Survey released by Iowa State University Monday.
The value of an average acre of good Iowa farmland has fallen for the second consecutive year, according to a survey released Monday.
Iowa farmland values have fallen 3.9% since last year's study.
Iowa farmland values have fallen for the second year in a row.