News Releases 2016

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September 23rd, 2016 Harvest-related Publications Included in Food Safety Series Available from Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa — A series of training materials related to grain-handling and processing has been developed by the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative at Iowa State University and partners. The...

September 22nd, 2016 ISU Student Awarded George Washington Carver Spirit of Innovation and Service Award
AMES, Iowa – A student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University was presented the inaugural George Washington Carver Spirit of Innovation and Service Award on Sept. 20 in St. Louis. Estefany Argueta, a senior...

September 15th, 2016 Executive Vice President of DuPont to Present Leadership Lecture at Iowa State University Oct. 5
AMES, Iowa – The Executive Vice President of DuPont, Jim Collins, will present the 2016 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Oct. 5 at Iowa State University. He will present, “Growth Comes When You Least Expect It” at 7 p.m. in the Richard...

September 13th, 2016 Scholarships Awarded by Iowa State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Exceed $3 Million
AMES, Iowa — Scholarship funds awarded annually by the Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have topped $3 million. The college awarded 2,300 scholarships to students for this...

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September 13th, 2016 Fifth Year of Record Enrollment at Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
AMES, Iowa — For the fifth consecutive year, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University has set an enrollment record. The college’s fall-semester enrollment is 5,395, including both undergraduate and graduate students...

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September 9th, 2016 Iowa State University Professors Honored for Applied Research Accomplishments
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented awards to two professors for applying research findings to benefit Iowans. The Dean Lee R. Kolmer Award for Excellence in Applied Research was presented to...

September 1st, 2016 Ticket Sales Start Sept. 8 for Fourth Annual Iowa State Bacon Expo
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University students will host the fourth annual Bacon Expo Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center in Ames. Bacon Expo is a family friendly event that drew more than 1,200 attendees...

August 23rd, 2016 Wanted: Farmers to test online Iowa State University conservation cost tool
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University researchers are seeking feedback from Iowa farmers willing to test an early online version of a tool to better understand the costs of implementing nutrient management and soil conservation practices. The...

August 16th, 2016 ISU Northeast Research Farm to Celebrate 40th Anniversary on Aug. 26
NASHUA, Iowa – The Iowa State University Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Aug. 26 at its annual fall field day. The 260-acre farm was purchased in 1976 by the Northeast Iowa Agricultural...

August 15th, 2016 Stopping the Spread of Palmer Amaranth, an Aggressive, Competitive Weed
AMES, Iowa — Palmer amaranth is an invasive weed that is native to the southwestern United States. Over the last three years, however, the weed has made its way into Iowa and has been identified in at least nine counties, most recently in Madison...

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August 11th, 2016 Bug Dishes to be Cooked at Iowa State University Insect Zoo’s Bug Village
AMES, Iowa — A chef who cooks with insects will be featured at the Iowa State University Insect Zoo’s Bug Village Aug. 27. David George...

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August 11th, 2016 Iowa State University Agronomist Hired to Create Cropping Systems Management Program
AMES, Iowa — A 15-year veteran of helping Iowa farmers improve their cropping practices has joined Iowa State University’s agronomy faculty. On Aug. 1, Mark Licht began his new role as an assistant professor in the...

August 9th, 2016 Portraits in Courage, Leadership and Achievement Featured by ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at State Fair
AMES, Iowa — A woman who lived through the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. An esteemed state and national dairy industry leader. The writer and performer of a one-man play on George Washington Carver. These three Iowans —...

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August 8th, 2016 New Leadership at Iowa State University Research Farm
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy Research and Demonstration Farm near Boone has new...

August 4th, 2016 Iowa State Weed Science Team Wins First Place in Regional Contest
AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State University Weed Science Team placed first in a regional competition held at Purdue University July 27-28. The North Central Weed Science Society Collegiate Weed Science Contest included 16 graduate and nine...

August 4th, 2016 MEDIA ADVISORY: Leadership Featured in Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Magazine
AMES, Iowa – Growing leaders is the focus of the recent issue of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni magazine. This issue of STORIES features several young leaders making a difference in the college...

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July 7th, 2016 Superintendent Named for Iowa State University Research Farms in Southwest Iowa
AMES, Iowa — The research farms Iowa State University operates in southwest Iowa have a new leader. Dallas Maxwell has been named superintendent of the...

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June 23rd, 2016 Agricultural Educator Named Chair of Iowa State University Department
AMES, Iowa — Mike Retallick, a professor in the Department of Agricultural Education and Studies at Iowa State University, has been named its department chair. Retallick’s appointment is effective July...

June 14th, 2016 Iowa Swine Day at Iowa State University Early Registration Closes June 17
AMES, Iowa — The fifth annual Iowa Swine Day on June 30 at Iowa State University will feature experts on pork industry topics including antibiotic use, water quality, risk...

June 13th, 2016 Iowa State University Joins 12 Public and Private Universities Calling for Increased Federal Investment in Agricultural Research in Response to Modern Challenges
AMES, Iowa —Iowa State University is one of 13 prominent research institutions in the United States that joined the SoAR Foundation today in calling for a surge in federal support of food and agricultural science. Retaking the Field, the report...

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June 6th, 2016 Iowa State’s Maynard Hogberg Selected for Prestigious Livestock Industry Honor
AMES, Iowa — One of the American livestock industry’s highest honors will be awarded to an Iowa State University emeritus professor and former animal science department chair. The 2016 Saddle and Sirloin...

May 31st, 2016 Iowa State University Soil Judging Team Successful at National Competition
AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State University Soil Judging Team placed second overall in the American Society of Agronomy National Collegiate Soils Contest at Kansas State University. During the competition in April students wrote detailed soil layer...

May 26th, 2016 Iowa State University Hosts Meeting on Big Data in Agriculture
AMES, Iowa – Collecting, analyzing and interpreting increasingly complex and large amounts of data has become an everyday occurrence in today’s world. The massive datasets being generated are commonly called Big Data. To manage big data, build...

May 25th, 2016 Iowa State University Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative Helps Launch New Initiative to Foster Entrepreneurs at ISU Research Park
AMES, Iowa – A new initiative at the Iowa State University Research Park will identify and fund innovative agricultural startups. The accelerator program, called the Ag Startup Engine, is part of a broader...

May 20th, 2016 ISU Dairy Farm Open House June 10
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Dairy Farm will celebrate dairy month with its eighth annual open house on June 10 from 6 - 11 a.m. at the ISU Dairy Farm, located south of Ames. The event is open to the public. Tours will be given every...

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May 5th, 2016 Gov. Branstad Tours INRC Projects, Emphasizes Partnership for Conservation Success
AMES, Iowa — Last week, Gov. Terry Branstad visited Iowa Nutrient Research Center (INRC) field sites at the Iowa State University Ag Engineering/Agronomy Research and Demonstration Farm to sign a...

May 4th, 2016 Iowa State Students Win Overall Prize at Judging Conference
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University student teams won the overall sweepstakes award among four-year institutions at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Judging Conference April 14-16. The Sweepstakes Award was...

May 3rd, 2016 Awards Bestowed by Iowa State University Agricultural Honor Society
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Chapter of the Honor Society of Agriculture, known as Gamma Sigma Delta, presented awards April 21 to Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life...

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April 26th, 2016 Animal Science Conference Continues Iowa State University Commitment to International Agriculture Education
AMES, Iowa — Seven Iowa State University animal science faculty will journey to Honduras in May to help educate producers, students and faculty about advances in the science and technology to improve...

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April 25th, 2016 Iowa State Economics Professor Presented Endowed Professorship
AMES, Iowa —An Iowa State University professor of economics has been named the inaugural recipient of the John F. Timmons Endowed Professorship in Environmental and Resource Economics. Quinn Weninger was...

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April 18th, 2016 Public-Private Partnership Strengthens Nutrient Reduction Strategy Measurement Progress
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is beginning a state-funded project in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research and Education Council (INREC) to explore how to measure Iowa farmers’ progress in reducing...

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April 13th, 2016 Iowa State University Test Results Provide Six-year Snapshot of Egg Safety
AMES, Iowa — Six years of Iowa State University testing show a dramatic decrease in the number of environmental samples taken from egg facilities that test positive for the Salmonella enteritidis bacterium causing human food poisoning. “The test...

April 12th, 2016 Iowa State University Selected as Peace Corps Preparation Program Site
AMES, Iowa – The Peace Corps has selected Iowa State University as a training site to help students from across campus prepare for service in other countries. The Peace Corps Prep Program is offered at 50 universities and colleges throughout the...

April 7th, 2016 Howard Tyler Named ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Assistant Dean for Student Services
AMES, Iowa – Howard Tyler, an animal science professor, has been named the assistant dean for student services for the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Tyler will begin serving as assistant dean on June 1. For the...

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March 31st, 2016 Agricultural Journalists Honored by Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
AMES, Iowa — The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University has honored three Wallaces Farmer journalists for their decades of informing Iowa’s farmers. Wendy Wintersteen, endowed dean of the college, presented...

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March 22nd, 2016 Iowa State University’s Agriculture and Forestry Programs Ranked Among Top in the World
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s agricultural programs have been ranked among the world’s best by a British organization. For the fourth straight year, Iowa State was ranked in the top 10 for programs in agriculture and forestry by the QS...

March 22nd, 2016 Roger Underwood to Present Hertz Lecture at Iowa State University April 7
AMES, Iowa – Roger Underwood, entrepreneur and co-founder of crop-technology company Becker Underwood Inc., will present the 2016 Carl and Marjory Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture April 7 at Iowa State University. Underwood, known...

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March 14th, 2016 Iowa State University Researchers Gain Understanding of the Winter Rye-Cover Crops Yield Problem
AMES, Iowa — Cover crops offer a valuable tool for farmers to reduce nutrient loss and help ensure clean water in Iowa waterways. But some farmers have reported that planting winter rye as a cover crop may reduce corn yield. A team of...

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March 7th, 2016 Iowa Soybean Association Funds More Than $2 Million in Research at Iowa State University This Year
AMES, Iowa — A study seeking to develop soybean “disease signatures,” detected with devices such as unmanned aerial vehicles, to help alert farmers of crop stress is one of 19 research projects funded this year at Iowa State University by the...

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February 29th, 2016 New Monarch Numbers Encouraging, But Sustained Conservation Efforts Must Continue in Iowa
AMES, Iowa — Although the number of monarch butterflies overwintering in Mexico has sharply rebounded, leaders of the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium, say that sustained efforts of Iowa crop and...

February 15th, 2016 Interim Chair Named for Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
AMES, Iowa — A professor in the Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology at Iowa State University has been named interim chair of the department. Kristen Johansen begins her new duties Feb. 15. She succeeds Guru...

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February 11th, 2016 Iowa State University Research Finds Genetic Basis for Resistance to Sudden Death Syndrome in Soybeans
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University agronomy and plant pathology researchers have narrowed the search for genes that help soybeans resist sudden death syndrome, a costly disease, pointing the way for crop breeders to develop more resilient and...

February 11th, 2016 Iowa State's Wintersteen Honored by Iowa's Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers has presented its Distinguished Service to Iowa Agriculture Award to the dean of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Wendy...

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February 10th, 2016 Lifelong Interest in Birds Sparks Career of Iowa State University Poultry Science Professor
AMES, Iowa — A new poultry nutritionist at Iowa State University traces her passion for birds to a contest she entered when she was in elementary school. Elizabeth Bobeck, who recently started as an assistant professor in the ...

February 8th, 2016 Lauver Honored as Emerging Iowa Leader by Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
AMES, Iowa – Andrew Lauver, of Lake City, has been named the 2016 Emerging Iowa Leader by the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Lauver is a seed sales and service professional with DuPont Pioneer. He received a...

February 3rd, 2016 ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Faculty and Staff Awards Announced
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences announced its faculty and staff award winners for 2015. The award recipients include: The Early Achievement in Teaching Award was awarded to Tom Paulsen, an...

February 1st, 2016 Winter Storm Postpones Iowa State University Agriculture and Life Sciences Job Fair Until Thursday, Feb. 4
AMES, Iowa — The forecast of a winter storm for most of Iowa has forced the postponement of the Iowa State University Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day until Thursday, Feb. 4. The career fair was originally scheduled for Wednesday, with...

January 25th, 2016 Iowa State University Alum Named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by American Farm Bureau Federation
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University alumnus Ryan Augustine was recently awarded the Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year award for his startup business, AccuGrain. AccuGrain competed against three national...

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January 25th, 2016 Corn Project Findings and Recommendations to be Presented for Farmers and Farm Advisers
AMES, Iowa — Researchers with the Climate and Corn-based Cropping Systems Coordinated Agricultural Project have documented 130 findings, some of which will be explored during a Feb. 11 webinar, open to the public through Iowa State University....

January 25th, 2016 Iowa State University Research Helps Find Root Development Key
AMES, Iowa — Plant scientists better understand the mechanisms governing root development — opening the door to improving crop productivity — through work done at Iowa State University. Guru Rao, professor of biochemistry, biophysics and...

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January 21st, 2016 New Organizations to Recruit at Iowa State University Agriculture and Life Sciences Job Fair
AMES, Iowa — The spring version of Iowa State University’s agriculture and life sciences job fair Feb. 3 has attracted a group of new employers recruiting students. “What is most exciting is that 20 percent of the organizations scheduled to...

January 12th, 2016 Iowa State University Beginning Farmer Center Seminar to Present Play About Farmland Transfer
AMES, Iowa – “Map of My Kingdom,” a play about land transition, will be presented by Iowa Public Radio and performed as part of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Beginning Farmer Center “Returning to the Farm” seminar on Jan. 29 at...

January 4th, 2016 Ag Business Student to Participate in National Ag Forum
Trey Forsyth, a junior in agricultural business, is one of six students from throughout the United States invited to attend the 2016 Farm Foundation Cultivator forum in Tucson, Arizona from Jan. 6-8. The annual winter roundtable meeting is an...