Royer announced as research scholarship recipient

Iowa State undergraduate student Connor Royer has been selected as the recipient of a CARD Undergraduate Research Scholarship. Royer's research will examine Iowa's loss of farmers, consolidation of farms, and increasing average age of agricultural producers. The goal of the study is to provide a comparison of the attitudes and motives behind farm succession, focusing on intangible assets rather than physical assets.

Royer is a senior in Agricultural Business collaborating with CARD economist Wendong Zhang. As part of the scholarship, Royer will receive a $500 honoraria and have her research highlighted as a CARD policy brief.

(Released February 2020)