News Releases 2007

March 30th, 2007 Lecture Series to Celebrate Iowa State Sesquicentennial
AMES, Iowa — A series of lectures associated with the 150th celebration of the founding of Iowa State University and the College of Agriculture begin April 2. Three lectures are scheduled to take place the week of April 2 and will begin a year of...

March 13th, 2007 Asian soybean rust confirmed on soybean plant tissue submitted to Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa — Asian soybean rust has never been identified in an Iowa field since the disease was reported in the continental United States in November 2004. However, the disease now has been conclusively identified on soybean plant tissue, which...

March 9th, 2007 Iowa State Agricultural Business Club Names Outstanding Alum
AMES, Iowa — ConAgra Mills executive Paul Maass has been named the 2006 Agricultural Business Outstanding Alumnus by the Iowa State University Agricultural Business Club. The club presented the award March 3 at its annual banquet. He was recognized...

March 7th, 2007 Iowa State Professor Inducted Into Rural Builders Hall of Fame
AMES, Iowa — Steve Hoff, professor in the Iowa State University agricultural and biosystems engineering department, has been inducted into the Rural Builders Hall of Fame. Hoff was honored at the National Frame Builders Association's Frame...

March 7th, 2007 ISU's Agriculture Communicators of Tomorrow Holds Essay Contest
AMES, Iowa — The Agriculture Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) student organization at Iowa State University is holding an essay contest for high school freshmen and sophomore students. The winner of the contest will be awarded a $500 scholarship to...

March 6th, 2007 2007 FAPRI Outlook Shows Impact of Bioenergy Expansion and Trade Resumption in Meat Products
WASHINGTON — Despite high crude oil prices and various policy incentives, profit margins in bio-energy are expected to deteriorate, according to the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute's 2007 agricultural outlook. This decline is...

March 5th, 2007 Scofield Named Director of the Brenton Center
AMES, Iowa — Gaylan Scofield has been named the director of the Brenton Center for Agricultural Instruction and Technology Transfer. Scofield was appointed as interim director after Richard Carter retired in 2004. Scofield is an Iowa State alumus...

February 13th, 2007 Summit on Agricultural Education to Discuss Teacher Shortage
AMES, Iowa - The Governor's Council on Agricultural Education will hold its Summit on Agricultural Education in Iowa March 8 in part to discuss ways to counter a shortage of teachers in the state. "The purpose of this summit is to provide...

February 9th, 2007 Climate Change and Agriculture Topic of Seventh Pesek Colloquium
AMES, Iowa — The seventh John Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture, which honors a retired Iowa State University agronomy professor, will explore the potential for the agricultural sector to respond to climate change. Cynthia Rosenzweig, who...

February 7th, 2007 2007 ISU Animal Industry Report Available on CD-ROM, Online
AMES, Iowa - The fourth annual Animal Industry Report, which summarizes all animal research done at Iowa State University, is available online and on CD-ROM. "The research covers topics such as improving production efficiencies, environmental...

January 29th, 2007 ISU College of Agriculture Presents Awards to Faculty, Staff
AMES, Iowa — The College of Agriculture at Iowa State University presented annual awards to faculty and staff at its spring semester convocation on Jan. 24. Award winners were: Steven Lonergan, associate professor in animal science, received the...

January 26th, 2007 David Acker Named Endowed Chair of Global Agriculture
AMES, Iowa - David Acker has been named the first Raymond and Mary Baker Chair in Global Agriculture in the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University. Acker is the associate dean of academic and global programs in the College of Agriculture....

January 25th, 2007 Iowa's Secretary of Agriculture to Keynote Beginning Farmers Conference
AMES, Iowa — Iowa's new Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey will deliver the keynote address Feb. 3 at the second Beginning Farmers Conference. The Beginning Farmers Network (BFN) at Iowa State University will host the conference in the...

January 25th, 2007 Iowa State Studies Long-Term Use of Poultry Manure
AMES, Iowa — Nine years of research data at Iowa State University shows poultry manure is an effective fertilizer that, when applied properly, also is environmentally friendly. The study began in 1998 to evaluate the impact of poultry manure...

January 16th, 2007 Iowa State Research Shows Poultry Odor Controlled by Additive
AMES, Iowa - Researchers in Iowa State University's College of Agriculture continue to look for ways to reduce odor and gas emissions from livestock and poultry operations. A manure additive is one avenue being considered. A team of...

January 10th, 2007 Scientific Curiosity Fuels Two Decades of Research by Iowa State Professor on Feeding Corn Milling Co-Products
AMES, Iowa — Count Allen Trenkle among those who think increasing ethanol production in Iowa is a good thing. "I'm enthusiastic about it. We have opportunities in Iowa that other parts of the country don't have, and one of those is to...

January 10th, 2007 Research is Ongoing on Livestock Use of Ethanol By-Products
Allen Trenkle, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture, has been researching the use of corn milling co-products in livestock rations for more than 20 years. Many others at Iowa State University also are working in this area. Here...

January 4th, 2007 Iowa State Professor to Head American Society of Agronomy
AMES, Iowa — Kenneth Moore, Iowa State University agronomy professor, has been named the 2006-2007 president-elect of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA). Moore took office at the annual meetings of ASA, held in conjunction with the Crop Science...

January 4th, 2007 Agronomy Faculty, Students Recognized by Agronomic Societies
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University agronomy department faculty and students received numerous awards at the 2006 international annual meetings of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and Soil Science Society...

January 4th, 2007 'Butter Cow Lady' Creates Bronze Cow for New Iowa State Dairy Farm
AMES, Iowa - Norma "Duffy" Lyon, known for her many butter sculptures of cows and personalities for the Iowa State Fair, has created a bronze sculpture of a cow for the new Iowa State University Dairy Farm. Jersey Jewel is the name of the...