News Releases 2004

December 20th, 2004 12 Iowa State Students Taking Winter Break Trip to Antarctica
College students often spend their holiday breaks in search of warm weather. But a group of 12 Iowa State University students is doing the opposite - to the extreme. They're headed to Antarctica, leaving Dec. 25 and returning Jan. 8. Average...

December 20th, 2004 Iowa Crop Performance Tests to See Changes in 2005
Del Koch, Iowa Crop ImprovemenSeveral changes are in store next year for the Iowa Crop Performance Tests for corn and soybeans, the statewide program that evaluates the performance of crop varieties. The tests, which are conducted cooperatively by...

December 14th, 2004 Gifts to College of Agriculture Result in $1 million in Scholarships
The College of Agriculture and its departments awarded more than $1 million in scholarships for the 2004-2005 academic year. "Support for students allows our academic departments to recruit and retain the best and the brightest students,"...

December 13th, 2004 Iowa State to Work with FAO on International Seed Issues
An agreement to work on seed issues worldwide has been signed by officials in the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The FAO leads international efforts to defeat...

December 10th, 2004 Iowa Seed Directory Offers Quality Seed Options for Spring
Are you looking for quality seed to plant in 2005? The Iowa Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) recently published the Iowa Seed Directory as a resource for finding quality seeds of barley, native prairie species, oat, soybean and triticale. The...

December 6th, 2004 New Iowa State Program will Assist with Nutrient Management Plans
A new program at Iowa State University will make it easier for livestock producers across the country to get help when developing comprehensive nutrient management plans that are required for participation in some federal farm programs....

December 2nd, 2004 ISU Professor Named President of Crop Science Society of America
Steve Fales, Iowa State University professor and chair of the agronomy department, has been named the 2004-2005 president elect of the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA). Fales took office at the annual meetings of CSSA, held in conjunction with...

December 2nd, 2004 ISU Professor Named Fellow of Agronomy Society
Jeff Wolt, Iowa State University agronomy professor, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA). The award was presented at the 2004 annual meetings of ASA, Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and Soil Science Society of...

December 2nd, 2004 ISU Agronomy Department Recognized by Agronomic Societies
The Iowa State University agronomy department received numerous national awards at the 2004 annual meetings of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Oct. 31 – Nov. 4...

December 1st, 2004 ISU Initiative Targets Iowa's Top-ranked Corn, Soybean Growers
The Corn and Soybean Initiative is a new effort at Iowa State University to better serve the needs of Iowa's number-one-in-the-nation corn and soybean growers. "Iowa has the best crop producers in the country and they just keep getting...

November 22nd, 2004 ISU Professor Recognized for her Work on Rural Social Issues
A sociology professor at Iowa State University has been recognized twice in recent weeks for her leadership in addressing important rural social issues. Cornelia Flora, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and Sociology and...

November 18th, 2004 ISU Expert Looks at Hurricanes as Asian Soybean Rust Carrier
This year's unusually active hurricane season may have provided the conduit for Asian soybean rust to land in the United States, says an Iowa State University expert on the disease. X.B. Yang, Iowa State plant pathologist, said the unusual...

November 18th, 2004 Iowa State Joins Science Education Program
Iowa State University is part of a national effort to improve undergraduate science education by addressing complex civic challenges in society. A team of six faculty members and one graduate student is working on developing three courses that will...

November 17th, 2004 Iowa State Equine Program Recognized with AQHA Legacy Award
The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) has presented its 2004 Legacy Award to the Iowa State University Department of Animal Science equine program. Peggy Miller, associate professor in animal science and the head of the department’s horse...

November 15th, 2004 Brazilian Expert to Speak About Asian Soybean Rust
Alvaro Almeida will speak about soybean rust control strategies in Brazil at a seminar tomorrow at 4 p.m. in 127 Curtiss Hall at Iowa State University. Almeida is research leader for Asian soybean rust at EMBRAPA Soja in Londrina, Brazil. EMBRAPA is...

November 11th, 2004 ISU Experts Respond to Confirmation of Asian Soybean Rust in Louisiana
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed yesterday that Asian Soybean Rust has been found in Louisiana, the first known incidence of the disease in North America. Asian soybean rust is an aggressive fungal disease that can reduce soybean...

November 11th, 2004 Iowa Growers Support New ISU Research on Soybean Rust
With financial commitment from the Iowa Soybean Promotion Board, Iowa State University will fund new research on soybean rust, a potentially devastating fungal disease that was found for the first time in North America this week. On Wednesday, the U...

November 10th, 2004 ISU Experts Available to Speak About Asian Soybean Rust
The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed today that Asian Soybean Rust has been found in Louisiana, the first known incidence of the disease in North America. Iowa State University has experts who can be contacted about Asian Soybean Rust and...

November 10th, 2004 2004 Pierre Lecture in Soil Science Nov. 16 at Iowa State
An expert in carbon sequestration and management will discuss the impacts of soil carbon on climate and world food issues Nov. 16 at Iowa State University. Rattan Lal, director of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center at The Ohio State...

October 29th, 2004 Monsanto Gift Establishes Graduate Student Fellowship at ISU
A $150,000 gift from Monsanto Company will establish a fellowship to train graduate students studying seed science at Iowa State University. The Monsanto Graduate Fellowship in Global Seed Policy and Regulations will benefit graduate students in the...

October 29th, 2004 College of Agriculture Associate Dean Honored at FFA Convention
The Honorary American FFA Degree was presented to Eric Hoiberg today at the 77th National FFA Convention being held in Louisville this week. The award is presented to those who advance agricultural education and FFA. Hoiberg is the associate dean of...

October 20th, 2004 Iowa State Ag Career Day Attracts New Organizations
Iowa State University’s agricultural career fair, the largest in the nation, has attracted the most employers since the hiring downturn that began after 9/11. Ag Career Day will be held Oct. 26 in the Memorial Union on the Iowa State campus. It is...

October 19th, 2004 Iowa State Agronomist Receives Pioneer Professorship
Lee Burras, Iowa State University agronomy associate professor, has been awarded the Pioneer Agronomy Professorship. Burras joined the department in 1995. He received his bachelor's degree in 1981 in agronomy and his master’s degree in soil...

October 8th, 2004 Fall is Soybean Cyst Nematode Testing Time
Fall is a perfect time to collect soil samples for testing for soybean cyst nematodes (SCN), according to Iowa State University nematologist Greg Tylka. “Detecting SCN in fields this fall will allow growers to develop management plans to combat the...

September 27th, 2004 ISU Reseachers Find Poultry Manure Boosts Yields, Protects Water
Research at Iowa State University shows the manure generated by an increasing number of Iowa poultry operations is an effective, environmentally friendly fertilizer. A six-year study was initiated to determine the impact of poultry manure...

September 27th, 2004 New ISU Lab Targets Link Between Livestock Diet and Air Emissions
The first residents of a new laboratory at Iowa State University arrived Sept. 14. And while the 44-pound pigs get used to their new digs, they're also getting used to a new, low-protein diet. "We're not taking the Atkins approach...

September 24th, 2004 Iowa State Livestock Judging Team Tops at National Barrow Show
The Iowa State University Livestock Judging Team took top honors Sept. 13 at the National Barrow Show Senior College Judging Contest in Austin, Minn. The Iowa State team finished first ahead of 14 competing schools. Individually, several team...

September 21st, 2004 Researchers Find Global Warming Not as Severe in Central U.S.
Scientists at the Regional Climate Modeling Laboratory at Iowa State University have discovered global warming might not be as severe in the central United States as in other parts of the country. Using a detailed regional climate model, they...

September 21st, 2004 USDA to Recruit Students in Career Event at Iowa State
On Sept. 29 and 30, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will sponsor a career fair and other activities in the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University to raise awareness of employment opportunities and recruit talented students into public...

September 21st, 2004 'Iowa by the Numbers' CD Provides Data About State
The Office of Social and Economic Trend Analysis (SETA) at Iowa State University has released a set of data on CD called “Iowa by the Numbers, 2004.” The CD contains Iowa economic, population and social information broken down by state, county and...

September 16th, 2004 New CARD Web Tool Calculates Premiums for Livestock Gross Margin Insurance
Iowa crop insurance agents and pork producers have a new tool to help them make decisions about insuring against revenue losses. This week, the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University posted a calculator on the...

September 13th, 2004 Iowa State Horticulture Station Hosts Specialty Field Days
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will announce a grant to Iowa State University at a news conference beginning at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14. The grant will help improve rural economic conditions through cooperative and producer-owned business...

August 20th, 2004 Iowa State Research Farms Schedule Late-summer Field Days
The 50th anniversary celebration of the Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm will continue Aug. 25 as Iowa State University late-summer field days get underway. Field days take place rain or shine. The public is welcome. The latest information...

August 18th, 2004 Report on 20 Years of Iowa Farmland Ownership Released
A recent Iowa State University study shows that in 2002, more than 48 percent of Iowa farmland was owned by persons 65 years and older. That's up from 42 percent in 1992 and 29 percent in 1982. These and other facts emerge in the report "...

August 11th, 2004 New ISU Scholarship Honors Agricredit Official
A new scholarship in Iowa State University's College of Agriculture will honor a long-time company executive at Agricredit Acceptance, LLC, of Johnston. The Dennis Fedosa/Agricredit Scholarship for Excellence in Agricultural Business will be...

August 9th, 2004 On-farm Conservation Methods and Wetland Research Field Day Aug. 24
The On-Farm Conservation and Water Quality Field Day will be held Aug. 24 at the Iowa State University Swine Nutrition Farm near Ames. Field demonstrations on water quality research and on-farm conservation projects will begin at 9 a.m. Several...

August 3rd, 2004 ISU Professor Named President of National Institute for Farm Safety
Chuck Schwab, associate professor and extension safety specialist at Iowa State University, is the 44th president of the National Institute for Farm Safety (NIFS). He was named the organization's head at the annual NIFS business meeting held in...

July 29th, 2004 Sociology Department Chair Reappointed to New Term
Paul Lasley, chair of the Department of Sociology at Iowa State University, has been reappointed to a second term. Lasley has served as chair since 2002 when he was appointed to a three-year term. He has a year left on his original appointment, and...

July 27th, 2004 ISU Names Interim Chair for Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Joe Colletti has been named the interim chair of the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM) in the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University. On Sept. 1 Colletti will replace Mike Kelly, who has served as NREM department...

July 26th, 2004 Midwest Plan Service Holds Summer Publication Sale
MidWest Plan Service (MWPS) at Iowa State University is holding a summer sale on its publications. MWPS publishes informational books that cover topics ranging from farm and home maintenance to crop cultivation techniques and tips to improve farm...

July 26th, 2004 Dairy Management Book Available at Midwest Plan Service
Summaries of a professional dairy management seminar held in June are available from MidWest Plan Service (MWPS) at Iowa State University. The book Four-State Professional Dairy Management Seminar is a summary of the information from the seminar...

July 26th, 2004 Animal Science Professor Receives International Recognition
An Iowa State University emeritus professor of animal science has been named the recipient of the 2004 Saddle and Sirloin Portrait Award. A portrait of Richard Willham, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture, will be unveiled at...

July 23rd, 2004 ISU HIres New Faculty Member in Agricultural Law
Maynard Hogberg, Animal Science, (51A Kansas State University professor has been named to an agricultural law faculty position at Iowa State University. Roger McEowen will be an associate professor of agricultural law in the Department of...

July 21st, 2004 Garden Field Day as Sutherland Canceled by Hailstorm
A recent hailstorm has forced the cancellation of a home garden demonstration field day at Iowa State University's Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm at Sutherland. The event had been scheduled for Aug. 5. But hail ruined the garden,...

July 19th, 2004 Two Endowed Professorships Named at Iowa State University
Two endowed professorships have been established in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Iowa State University. Steven Jungst will fill the Harmon Family Professorship in Forestry. The endowed professorship was a gift from...

July 16th, 2004 New ISU Aquaculture Research Facility To Host Field Day
The Iowa State University Aquaculture Research Facility will host its first field day at 6 p.m. July 23 at the Horticulture Station east of Gilbert. The recently completed facility is the first of its kind at Iowa State, and one of the northern most...

July 12th, 2004 ISU Hosts Iraqi Visiting Professor Who Will Speak on Iraqi Wetlands
Hamid Ahmed, a marine biologist and a visiting professor at Basrah University in Iraq, will speak in Ames on Thursday, July 15, on restoring the fragile wetlands of southern Iraq. Ahmed is an Iraqi expatriate who has lived in England since 1991. He...

July 9th, 2004 Iowa State Horticulture Station Hosts Specialty Field Days
The Iowa State University Horticulture Station will host turfgrass, aquaculture and demonstration garden field days July 12 through Aug. 10 at the Horticulture Station 1.5 miles east of Gilbert. On July 12, the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers...

July 9th, 2004 Conference on Raising Livestock in Hoops Set for Sept. 14
A conference focusing on using hoop barns and bedded systems for producing livestock will take place Sept. 14, organized by Iowa State University. Hoop buildings originally gained attention for pork production because of their low-capital cost,...

July 2nd, 2004 Jon Tollefson named Entomology Department Chair
Jon Tollefson, a professor in the Department of Entomology at Iowa State University became chair of the department on July 1. Tollefson's appointment will be for five years. He has been at Iowa State since 1975, the same year he earned a...

June 22nd, 2004 Soybean Rust Training Sessions Planned for Crop Professionals
The Iowa Soybean Rust Team will offer training sessions in July for the state’s 1,500 certified crop advisers, certified professional agronomists and independent crop consultants. "These professionals are the best qualified to watch for...

June 21st, 2004 Influential Agricultural Engineers Set to Retire This Month
At the end of June, five members of the Iowa State agricultural and biosystems engineering faculty are retiring. The five have served a combined 127 years. They are Stu Melvin, 34 years; Dwaine Bundy, 31 years; Jim Baker, 31 years; Jeff Lorimor, 22...

June 21st, 2004 New Farm Simulation Program Premieres at July 2 Field Day
Video games let you build your own city, and a new Internet-based simulation program under development at Iowa State University lets you build your own farm. I-FARM, a database-driven farming systems simulation model, will be demonstrated July 2 in...

June 18th, 2004 ISU Experts Believe Soybean Rust Won't Cause Major Problems This Year
An Iowa State University plant disease expert says it is unlikely that soybean rust will reach the continental United States and impact soybean production this year. X.B. Yang, a professor of plant pathology at Iowa State, has studied the disease...

June 17th, 2004 ISU College of Agriculture Consolidates Two Associate Dean Positions
Iowa State University's College of Agriculture is consolidating leadership for its academic and international programs into one senior-level position. Beginning July 1, David Acker will begin a six-month transition into the new position of...

June 15th, 2004 ISU Scientist Participates in June 17 Congressional Briefing — "Farming at the Mercy of Fad Diets"
An Iowa State University scientist will participate in a Congressional briefing June 17 titled "Farming at the Mercy of Fad Diets." Pamela White, university professor of food science and human nutrition and interim dean of the College of...

June 15th, 2004 Iowa State University Offers Tool to Link Southwest Iowa Farmers and Consumers
Southwest Iowa farmers and consumers have a new tool to help connect to each other through a free service offered by Iowa State University. The directory is available for southwest Iowa's small and mid-size farmers seeking to expand their...

June 15th, 2004 ISU McNay Research Farm to Sell Fall-calving Herd July 15
Iowa State University's McNay Research and Demonstration Farm will sell 134 fall-calving cows at an auction on July 15 in Russell. The herd is being sold to make room for cattle arriving from the Rhodes research farm. An educational meeting...

June 14th, 2004 Miller and Brown to Lead Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Program
Iowa State University Extension and the Colleges of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine are consolidating two administrative positions to better integrate extension programs in agriculture and natural resources. Gerald Miller will become director of...

June 1st, 2004 ISU Corn Pollen Drift Research Shows Importance of Buffer Strips
Final data from an Iowa State University research project looking at corn pollen drift supports the notion that an effective way to decrease unintended pollination is to use buffer strips of corn. Last spring, researchers planted a strip of 24 rows...

May 25th, 2004 Iowa State University Research Farm Field Days Begin June 17
The 50th anniversary of the Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm is the highlight of this season’s Iowa State University field days that begin June 17. Also scheduled are field days devoted to aquaculture, fruit and vegetables, turfgrass,...

May 14th, 2004 2004 Staniforth Lecture in Weed Science June 4 at Iowa State
A world leader in ecological agriculture strategies will visit Iowa State University June 4 to talk about crop diversification and sustainable weed management. Martin Kropff, director general of the Plant Science Group and professor of crop ecology...

May 12th, 2004 Eat Your Vegetables — Especially in Space
A team from Penn State University took home top honors in a space product development contest for a vegetable spread designed for astronauts. The annual competition is sponsored by the NASA Food Technology Commercial Space Center (FTCSC) at Iowa...

May 12th, 2004 Iowa Addresses Soybean Rust Concerns
An Iowa team is developing an action plan to prepare for and respond to a new soybean disease. Asian soybean rust has not been found in North America and experts don't expect it to hit the United States this growing season. The disease could...

April 21st, 2004 Review by Agriculture College Helps Establish Research Priorities
Help keep farmers profitable. Reduce environmental impacts of agriculture. Improve food safety and human nutrition. Provide analysis for public policy decisions. According to Iowans, those are some of the most important things the Iowa State...

April 20th, 2004 Biotech Risk Assessment Expert Joins Iowa State Faculty, Will Speak April 22
A biotechnology risk analyst has joined the Iowa State University agronomy faculty to study risk factors surrounding deployment of genetically modified crops. Jeff Wolt is working in research and extension for ISU's Biosafety Institute for...

April 14th, 2004 Awards Presented by ISU Agriculture Honor Society
Awards were presented Tuesday (April 13) to Iowa State University College of Agriculture faculty, alumni and students by the Iowa Chapter of the Honor Society of Agriculture, known as Gamma Sigma Delta. Eric Hoiberg received the Distinguished...

April 7th, 2004 ISU Agronomy Graduate Student Elected President of National Ag Minority Association
Aaron Jeffries, an Iowa State University agronomy student, was elected president of the national graduate student chapter of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) at the association's annual conference last...

April 5th, 2004 Global Weather Headed Toward More Extremes, Iowa State University Professor Warns
Hope you don't see another blizzard-filled winter or hot, mosquito-laden summer for awhile? Don't hold your breath, warns an Iowa State University expert on atmospheric science and agricultural meteorology. Gene Takle, ISU professor and...

April 1st, 2004 ISU Seed Lab Receives Quality Assurance Certification
Iowa State University's Seed Testing Lab has reached a first-in-the-nation milestone. It is the first seed-testing laboratory on a university campus to receive ISO 9001:2000 certification. The International Organization for Standardization,...

March 23rd, 2004 New Web Site Outlines Emergency Cattle Composting Research
Ongoing research at Iowa State University is showing composting may be a viable way to dispose of large animal carcasses. A new Web site provides information on the research, preliminary results and guidelines for producers interested in composting...

March 17th, 2004 Native Plant Establishment Field Day Set for March 29
A native plant establishment field day will be held March 29 at the Iowa State University Kelley research and demonstration farm. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resource and Soil Conservation (NRCS) offices of Boone and Story...

March 16th, 2004 ISU College of Agriculture Cosponsors 2004 Minority Conference
Iowa State University is one of the sponsors for the 19th national Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) conference to be held at the Polk County Convention Center in Des Moines March 25-27. The conference is...

March 11th, 2004 Guidelines for Nitrogen Fertilizer Application After Manure Studied
Farmers who apply manure to fields must decide if the corn they'll plant will also need an application of commercial nitrogen fertilizer in order to get the best yields. How do they decide? On-farm research trials led by Iowa State University...

March 10th, 2004 Iowa State University Receives USDA Grant to Improve Biosecurity of Seeds
Iowa State University is the lead institution on a $900,000 federal grant to develop new ways to prevent the spread of diseases carried by seeds. The four-year project, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will develop new techniques to...

March 9th, 2004 New Fact Sheet Series Targets Livestock and Poultry Producers
A new set of 24 fact sheets and related slide presentations is designed to help livestock and poultry producers deal with revised federal regulations for concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO). A national team of 20 land-grant university...

March 4th, 2004 Iowa State Professor Heads American Oil Chemists' Society
Larry Johnson, Iowa State University professor of food science and human nutrition and director of the Center for Crops Utilization Research, has been elected president of the American Oil Chemists’ Society. The society is an international...

March 4th, 2004 Report Highlights Prospects for U.S. and South American Ag Exports
A weak dollar, high prices and global economic growth bode well for U.S. agricultural exports, according to the 10-year projections of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI), presented to Congress this week. FAPRI, a policy...

February 18th, 2004 Two at Iowa State Honored as Part of State Environmental Awards
Gov. Tom Vilsack Monday (Feb. 16) presented the 2003 Iowa Environmental Excellence Awards at a ceremony in Des Moines. An Iowa State University agricultural engineer and an Iowa State entomologist were among those honored. James Baker, University...

February 17th, 2004 Seed Directories Offer Quality Seed Options for Spring
Looking for quality seeds to plant in 2004? The Iowa Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) has published two seed directories that include listings of corn, native prairie species, oats, soybeans and wheat seeds. The first is the Iowa Seed Directory,...

February 17th, 2004 ISU Animal Science Research Report Available on CD
This year's Iowa State University report on animal agriculture is different from previous annual reports in two ways. First, it includes reports on all animal research done at Iowa State. And second, it is being offered on CD-ROM. "This...

February 10th, 2004 Test of Crop Bioterrorism Alert System Successful
A simulation designed to test a system that would alert the nation in case of a crop bioterrorism attack passed its first trial last month, according to an Iowa State University plant pathologist. Forrest Nutter, Iowa State plant disease...

February 9th, 2004 Fourth Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture Planned
The fourth John Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture, which honors a retired Iowa State University agronomy professor, will be March 3-4. Daryll Ray, Blasingame Chair of Excellence in Agricultural Policy and director of the Agricultural...

February 3rd, 2004 Iowa State Horticulture Student Earns National Scholarship
An Iowa State University horticulture student who hopes to own a floral shop someday will gain experience this summer through a national internship program. Danielle Prevette, a junior from West Des Moines, is a recent recipient of a Mosmiller...

February 3rd, 2004 Seed Science Center Workshops and Conference Feb. 16-18
The 26th Annual Seed Technology Conference will be held Feb. 17 at the Scheman Building. The conference, Output Traits Developed for Corn and Soybeans, is sponsored by the Iowa State University Seed Science Center. The conference, which runs from 8...

January 29th, 2004 ISU Poultry Specialist Inducted into Hall of Fame
An Iowa State University emeritus professor of animal science has been inducted into the American Poultry Historical Society Hall of Fame. Jerry Sell, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture, was honored Jan. 28 during the U.S....

January 29th, 2004 ISU Releases Soybean Aphid Management Info on CD-ROM
An Iowa State University emeritus professor of animal science has been inducted into the American Poultry Historical Society Hall of Fame. Jerry Sell, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture, was honored Jan. 28 during the U.S....

January 28th, 2004 ISU Sociologists to Study a Decade of Change in Iowa Communities
Sociologists from Iowa State University will be studying changes in rural communities during the past 10 years. The researchers received a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant for $210,000 to survey residents about the quality of life in their...

January 28th, 2004 ISU College of Agriculture Presents Awards to Faculty, Staff
The College of Agriculture at Iowa State University presented annual awards to faculty and staff at its spring semester convocation on Tuesday. Award winners were: Lee Burras, associate professor of agronomy, received the Outstanding Adviser Award....

January 12th, 2004 ISU Ultrasound Technology Produces Top Angus Cow in the Nation
An Angus cow from an Iowa State University herd has been ranked first in the nation by the American Angus Association, and will be sold at the National Western Livestock Show in Denver on Jan. 16. The cow was ranked first out of 135,841 Angus cows...

January 5th, 2004 January 7 Satellite Broadcast to Address BSE Concerns
The current BSE crisis is impacting Iowa beef producers, andprompting questions from Iowa consumers about the safety of their beef. Asa result, the Iowa Beef Center and Cooperative Extension at Iowa State Universityis offering a satellite broadcast...