December 1st, 2015
ISU Professor Mike Retallick Named National Teacher Mentor
AMES, Iowa — Mike Retallick, Iowa State University professor, is one of six individuals nationwide to receive the National Association of Agricultural Educators Teacher Mentor Award.
Retallick, an associate professor in agricultural education...
October 12th, 2015
Collaborations Mark Monarch Conservation Consortium’s Beginning
AMES, Iowa — Collaborations marked efforts to increase the number of monarch butterflies as the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium got underway this year.
The consortium was created in March by farmer, rancher and conservation organizations,...
September 22nd, 2015
Kolmer Applied Research Award Presented to Two ISU Professors
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented applied research awards Sept. 22 to two professors.
Mahdi Al-Kaisi, an agronomy professor, and Jim Dickson, an animal science professor, received the Dean...
August 18th, 2015
ISU to Co-host International Conference on Swine Feed Efficiency
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University and Kansas State University will host an International Conference on Feed Efficiency in Swine in Omaha Oct. 21 and 22.
The conference will deliver the results of the multidisciplinary Feed Efficiency in Swine...
August 17th, 2015
New Manager Joins Iowa State University Western Research Farm
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Western Research and Demonstration Farm recently hired a new manager after the retirement of its previous manager.
Chris Beedle, who graduated from Iowa State with a bachelor’s degree in animal science, was...
July 27th, 2015
Soybean Cyst Nematodes Overcoming Common Management Tool
AMES, Iowa — A common tool used to manage a destructive soybean pest is losing its effectiveness, an Iowa State University plant pathologist warned.
“I have observed a slow but steady decrease in effectiveness of PI 88788 resistance against the...
May 22nd, 2015
Gift to Iowa State Research Farm Expands Crop Research
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms will begin new crop row spacing trials thanks to a recent gift from local partners in Northwest Iowa.
The Northwest Research Farm near Sutherland has been outfitted with a...
May 20th, 2015
ISU Dairy Farm Open House June 5
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Dairy Farm will celebrate dairy month with its seventh annual open house on June 5 from 6 - 11 a.m. at the ISU Dairy Farm, located south of Ames.
Milk, cheese, ice cream and yogurt are a few of the samples...
May 7th, 2015
Identical Twins Take Same College and Career Paths
AMES, Iowa — It will be hard to stifle a double take when Adam and Austin Fichter accept their diplomas Saturday at the Iowa State University commencement.
The identical twins will each be graduating magna cum laude with identical majors, or...
April 30th, 2015
Iowa State University Soil Productivity Rating System Updated
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University researchers have released the equation for calculating Iowa’s Corn Suitability Ratings, the updated soil productivity index for the state’s soils.
The updated Corn Suitability Rating 2 (CSR2) provides an index...
April 7th, 2015
Distillers Grains Symposium Set for May 13 and 14
AMES, Iowa — The Distillers Grains Technology Council, based at Iowa State University, will host its annual scientific meeting next month in Kansas City, Missouri.
“The symposium will provide the latest information and issues on distillers...
March 31st, 2015
Monsanto Pledges $100,000 to Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium
AMES, Iowa — Monsanto Co. has pledged $100,000 to Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to support the new Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium.
The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium, announced in early March, is a...
March 31st, 2015
Animal Learning Day - April 11
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Block and Bridle Club will host an animal learning day on April 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Learning Center, which is located at 2516 Mortensen Road in Ames.
The learning day will...
March 3rd, 2015
Iowa State University Part of Land-Grant Impacts Website Launch
AMES, Iowa — A website with examples of how Iowa and the country benefit from teaching, research and extension efforts at Iowa State University and the other nation’s land grant universities has been launched.
“The Land-Grant Impacts website is...
February 10th, 2015
Iowa State University Part of Grant to Improve Ag Policy in Ghana
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has joined a partnership to improve agricultural policy making, policy analysis and implementation in the African country of Ghana.
The work is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)...
January 21st, 2015
Iowa State University Agricultural Job Fair Set for Feb. 4
AMES, Iowa — The spring version of the Agriculture Career Day at Iowa State University will bring 110 employers to campus Feb. 4 to recruit for full-time positions and summer internships.
The job fair follows a bigger one last fall that drew a...