News Releases 2014

April 14th, 2014 Iowa Swine Day June 26 to Tackle Topics of Interest to Pork Industry
AMES, Iowa — Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, food safety, animal welfare and biosecurity will be some of the pressing topics covered June 26 at the third annual Iowa Swine Day at Iowa State University. Regional, national and international...

April 8th, 2014 MEDIA ADVISORY: Agricultural Research Breakthroughs, 125th Anniversary of Experiment Station Featured in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Magazine
  AMES, Iowa – One hundred and twenty-five years of agricultural research breakthroughs by the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station are celebrated in the most recent issue of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and...

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April 3rd, 2014 Iowa State University Ranked Among Top Universities in World in Agriculture and Forestry
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has been ranked fifth in the world among universities in the area of agriculture and forestry by a British organization’s annual university rankings. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings measures...

March 25th, 2014 Distillers Grains Symposium Set for May 14 and 15
AMES, Iowa — The Distillers Grains Technology Council, based at Iowa State University, will host its annual scientific meeting this May in Irving, Texas. “The symposium will provide the latest...

March 25th, 2014 Jim Blome to Present Hertz Lecture at Iowa State University April 3
  AMES, Iowa — The 2014 Carl and Marjory Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture will be presented by Jim Blome, president and CEO of Bayer CropScience, on April 3 at Iowa State University. Blome will offer his perspective on issues...

March 21st, 2014 ISU Students to Attend Norman Borlaug Statue Unveiling in Washington D.C.
AMES, Iowa – A Norman Borlaug statue will be unveiled at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. on March 25 to commemorate Borlaug's legacy and celebrate his 100th birthday. Borlaug, who was born in Cresco, Iowa, dedicated his life to...

March 17th, 2014 Research Progress Outlined for ISU's Iowa Nutrient Research Center
AMES, Iowa — Progress is being made on 10 projects funded through the Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University. The center was established in 2013 by the Iowa Board of Regents in response to legislation passed last spring by the...

March 12th, 2014 ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Recognizes Outstanding Faculty and Staff
AMES, Iowa - The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University presented annual awards to faculty and staff at its spring awards ceremony on March 12. Award winners include: Forrest Nutter, Jr. received the Outstanding...

February 25th, 2014 Iowa State Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative Hosts First Entrepreneurial Agribusiness Executive Conference
AMES, Iowa – Agribusiness executives from across the nation gathered last week for the inaugural Entrepreneurial Agribusiness Executive Conference hosted by the Iowa State Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative. The conference, held Feb. 18-19...

February 21st, 2014 Open Forums Set for Animal Science Department Chair Candidates at Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa — Open forums are scheduled for three finalists who have applied to be the next chair of the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University. Maynard Hogberg, the current department chair, announced his plans for retirement last...

February 19th, 2014 New Holland Provides Tractors to Iowa State University BioCentury Research Farm
AMES, Iowa — The loan of two tractors by New Holland Agriculture to Iowa State University’s BioCentury Research Farm has provided new options for its biomass research projects. The BioCentury Research Farm combines biomass feedstock production,...

February 19th, 2014 Iowa State University Researchers Use New Way to Measure Nitrate in Soil
AMES, Iowa — A team of Iowa State University scientists have measured nitrate in soil with a unique infrared sensor system opening the possibility of determining the level of this vital nutrient in real time as fertilizer is being applied to...

February 6th, 2014 Schnable to Lead Iowa State’s Plant Sciences Institute
Ames, Iowa — Patrick Schnable, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been named director of the Plant...

February 6th, 2014 Livestock Production Program for 4-H to be Developed
AMES, Iowa — Youth participating in 4-H are the focus of a new Iowa State University livestock education program. Amy Powell was recently hired to help develop an online curriculum to teach...

January 29th, 2014 North Central Aquaculture Conference Integrates Research with Real-world Experiences
AMES, Iowa — The 2014 North Central Aquaculture Conference will be held Feb. 22-23 in Toledo, Ohio. The conference is presented by the North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC) and the Aquaculture Associations of Indiana, Michigan and Ohio...

January 27th, 2014 Project Seeks Cropping Systems that Profit Farmers, Provide Food and Fuel and Scrub Carbon Out of the Air
AMES, Iowa — Cropping systems that are profitable for farmers and balance societal needs for food, feed, fuel, energy and clean air and water are the focus and challenge of Iowa State University’s Landscape Biomass Project. “My dad always said...

January 21st, 2014 ISU Researchers Sequence Genome of a Soybean Fungus Responsible for Sudden Death Syndrome
AMES, Iowa — Researchers at Iowa State University have generated a draft genome sequence of Fusarium virguliforme, a pathogen that causes sudden death syndrome (SDS) in soybeans. Using this draft genome sequence, the scientists have identified...

January 21st, 2014 Iowa State University Agricultural Job Fair Set for Feb. 5
AMES, Iowa — The spring version of the Agriculture Career Day at Iowa State University offers a “second chance” for students who may have missed last fall’s record-breaking job fair. The event is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 5...

January 21st, 2014 Helmers Named to Dean’s Professorship in Agriculture and Life Sciences
AMES, Iowa — Matthew Helmers, an associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University, has been named to the Dean's Professorship in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. A ceremony honoring Helmers was...

January 16th, 2014 ISU's Iowa Nutrient Research Center Launches Website
AMES, Iowa — A website for the Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University provides information on research projects underway to improve nutrient management practices on Iowa farms. The...

January 15th, 2014 Iowa State Project Aims to Reduce Major Cause of Soil Erosion on Iowa Farm Fields
AMES, Iowa — Now you see them; now you don’t. Different from permanent gullies, ephemeral gullies, formed in fields by running water, are erased when a farmer tills the soil, but reappear when another significant rain event occurs. Ephemeral...

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January 10th, 2014 Corn Belt Farmer Perspectives on Climate and Agriculture Summarized in New Report
AMES, Iowa — A new report on farmer perspectives on climate and agriculture, gathered in a 2012 survey of nearly 5,000 farmers from 11 Corn Belt states, presents survey results by watershed....