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Nord, Frederick receive CNE designation

Fauna Nord and Tammie Frederick, both realtors with Coldwell Banker, have been awarded the Certified Negotiation Expert designation by the Real Estate Negotiation Institute. The CNE is earned by real estate professionals after successfully completing formal negotiation training. Agents who receive this certification are in the top 1 percent of all agents nationally.

With professional negotiation skills, agents are able to help clients obtain better results in the sale or purchase of their homes. CNE agents have a powerful competitive edge because of their ability to communicate effectively to uncover more information, help clients understand their options, work collaboratively with others and resolve deadlocks. CNE agents have a thorough understanding of how to negotiate effectively to help achieve their clients’ goals.

The Real Estate Negotiation Institute is the leading negotiation training and coaching company in the real estate industry.

Economics professor named CARD director

AMES – Cathy Kling has been named the new director of Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD).

Kling, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences and a professor of economics, has served as interim director of the center for almost two years. She has served as head of CARD’s Environmental and Resource Policy Division since 1999.

She is only the fourth director of CARD since its creation in 1958. She succeeds Bruce Babcock, who left the position to become director of ISU’s Biobased Industry Center and holder of the Cargill Endowed Chair in Energy Economics.

For 55 years, CARD has provided in-depth analysis of agricultural policy issues using modern economic models and tools. CARD conducts innovative public policy and economic research on agricultural, environmental and food issues designed to inform and benefit society.

CARD researchers develop and apply economic theory, quantitative methods and interdisciplinary approaches to create relevant knowledge.

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