News Releases 2008

December 23rd, 2008 New ISU Summary Outlines Latest Air Quality and Odor Research
AMES, Iowa - A new online summary outlines Iowa State University's continuing research and extension efforts on reducing odor and gas emissions from livestock operations. The new summary includes more than 50 items on current or recent research...

December 23rd, 2008 Fluorescent Corn Components Suggest Processing Improvements
AMES, Iowa — Researchers at Iowa State University have used a Nobel Prize-winning genetic technology to expand the understanding of milling corn. When corn is milled, or ground, its three primary tissues combine. That complicates matters for end-...

December 18th, 2008 Media Advisory: Human Health Research Featured in ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni Magazine
AMES, Iowa "“ Health and wellness are topics often at the forefront of people's minds, especially near the beginning of a new year. Research at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University includes diverse projects...

December 18th, 2008 Iowa Seed Directory Offers Quality Seed Options
AMES, Iowa - If you are a farmer or gardener looking for quality-assured seed to plant this year, the Iowa Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) recently published the 2008 Iowa Seed Directory. To get your free copy of the Iowa Seed Directory contact...

December 18th, 2008 United Soybean Board Funds U.S. Pork Center of Excellence's National Swine Nutrition Guide
AMES, Iowa "“ The United Soybean Board has approved soybean checkoff funding for the development and distribution of the National Swine Nutrition Guide by the U.S. Pork Center of Excellence. The National Swine Nutrition Guide is an education...

December 17th, 2008 ISU's Soy Research Offers Greener Materials for Hot Wax Art
AMES, Iowa "“ The art world could be looking a little greener, thanks to the efforts of two Iowa State University professors. Tong Wang, associate professor of food science and human nutrition, is working with Barbara Walton, associate...

December 12th, 2008 Iowa State's Global Resource Systems Major First in the Nation
AMES, Iowa "“ Imagine tailoring your college career to become an expert in a technical field and a specific region of the world. That's what students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will do beginning in August 2009. "...

December 1st, 2008 Videos on Soybean Cyst Nematode Testing Available Online
AMES, Iowa - Two videos featuring an Iowa State University plant pathology professor are featured on the Corn and Soybean Digest magazine's Web site.  Greg Tylka is an extension plant pathologist and nematologist, plus coordinator of Iowa State...

November 26th, 2008 Lawrence Named to USDA Advisory Committee
AMES, Iowa — John Lawrence, Iowa State University Extension livestock economist and economics professor, has been appointed to the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer. The committee...

November 25th, 2008 Starving for Access: ISU Researcher Studies Food Deserts in Rural Areas
AMES, Iowa - If the only grocery store in town closes, it may also close easy access to affordable and nutritional food. It's a problem often referred to as a "food desert." To address an increase in obesity and chronic disease in...

November 24th, 2008 MATRIC Publishes Book on Feeding Distillers Grains
AMES, Iowa "“ The Midwest Agribusiness Trade Research and Information Center (MATRIC) at Iowa State University has published a book on using distillers grains, a co-product of biofuels production, as a feedstuff for livestock and poultry. The...

November 24th, 2008 Munkvold to Chair Graduate Program in Seed Technology and Business
AMES, Iowa — Gary Munkvold, Iowa State University associate professor of plant pathology and Seed Science Center Endowed Chair, has been appointed chair of the Graduate Program in Seed Technology and Business (STB). The program combines seed science...

November 21st, 2008 Crop Science Names Iowa State Agronomist as New Editor
AMES, Iowa — Mark Westgate, Iowa State University agronomy professor, becomes editor of "Crop Science," the flagship journal of the Crop Science Society of America, on Jan. 1, 2009. Westgate was named editor during the October meeting...

November 18th, 2008 Professor Appointed to National Committee on Genetically Engineered Crops and Sustainability
AMES, Iowa "“ The National Academies has appointed Iowa State University Agronomy Professor Micheal Owen to the National Research Council Committee on the Impact of Biotechnology on Farm Economics and Sustainability. The ten-member committee...

November 10th, 2008 Iowa State Professor Honored for Teaching Excellence
AMES, Iowa - Richard Schultz, a natural resource ecology and management professor at Iowa State, received one of six regional awards for teaching excellence Nov. 9. As a recipient of a United States Department of Agriculture Food and Agriculture...

November 3rd, 2008 Iowa State Faculty Appointed to National Air Quality Task Force
AMES, Iowa - Three members of the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty have been appointed to a national air quality task force. Hongwei Xin, agricultural and biosystems engineering professor, Robert Burns,...

October 31st, 2008 Iowa Efforts to Reduce Gulf Hypoxia Earns Awards, Iowa State Has Role
AMES, Iowa — A cooperative effort to reduce the loss of nitrate and phosphorus from Iowa farm fields has earned national recognition. Iowa State University researchers play a key, supporting role in the ongoing effort to reduce hypoxia in the Gulf...

October 31st, 2008 ISU Agriculture and Life Sciences Alums Honored
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented awards to alums and an emeritus professor on Oct. 24 at the annual Iowa State University Alumni Association awards ceremony. Roger Underwood, retired CEO of...

October 30th, 2008 Iowa State Crop Genomics Lab Largest in Nation
AMES, Iowa - The largest cluster of plant databases in the nation has a new home, the Crop Genome Informatics Laboratory, a USDA-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) and Iowa State University facility. The building housing the center was...

October 28th, 2008 Study Finds Tenuous Link Between Farm Subsidies and Intake of Sweets
Ames, Iowa — An Iowa State University analysis fails to support claims that farm subsidies for agricultural commodity production are directly implicated in the growing obesity problem in the United States and the increased consumption of sweetened...

October 23rd, 2008 On-Farm Research and Demonstration Grants Available for 2009
AMES, Iowa — Ideas and proposals are sought for a unique program that pairs farmers with Iowa State University researchers to work on topics related to conservation and sustainability. Proposals are due Dec. 17 for the 2009 ISU On-Farm Research and...

October 9th, 2008 New Ag Mechanics Facility Gives Future Ag Teachers Hands-on Experience
AMES, Iowa "“ A new agricultural mechanics facility at Iowa State is helping meet the needs of students in agricultural education and studies and Iowa high school agriculture teachers. "For several years it has been a challenge to meet...

October 7th, 2008 ISU Conference to Address Iowa Research and Outreach for the Problem of Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico
MEDIA ADVISORY AMES, Iowa - A conference on the issue of Gulf hypoxia and the latest research on water quality conservation and monitoring in Iowa is set for October 16 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center at Iowa State University in Ames....

October 6th, 2008 ISU Soils Judging Team Wins Regional Competition
AMES, Iowa — The student soils judging team from Iowa State University brought home a first place finish from a recent regional competition in Minnesota. The overall win was buoyed by a first place finish in the team judging portion of the event and...

October 3rd, 2008 Record Number of Employers to Recruit at Ag Career Day
AMES, Iowa — So many employers have signed up for Iowa State University's Ag Career Day Oct. 21 that some will have to be located outside under tents. Mike Gaul, director of agriculture and life sciences career services, said 165 employers are...

September 22nd, 2008 Iowa State Alumnus Named Chair of Entomology Department
AMES, Iowa — Leslie Lewis, who earned a doctorate in entomology at Iowa State University, becomes chair of the Department of Entomology today, Sept. 22. Lewis will serve a two-year term. He's been a collaborator/professor at Iowa State since...

September 18th, 2008 Field Day to Cover Sugar Beets for Ethanol Production
AMES, Iowa — Sugar beets as a bioenergy feedstock will be the topic of a special field day Sept. 25 at the Iowa State University Muscatine Island Research and Demonstration Farm. The program will include a review of the 2008 sugar beet-growing...

September 17th, 2008 Xin Named Director of Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa — Hongwei Xin, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, has been named director of the Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University. "Dr. Xin's strong understanding of the domestic and international poultry industry...

September 16th, 2008 National Science Foundation Funds $2.1 Million Soybean Disease Project at ISU
AMES, Iowa — Identifying genes essential for the soybean plant's defense against three major diseases will be the aim of a new $2.1 million research project led by Iowa State University. "We expect that information resulting from the...

September 15th, 2008 New Agronomist Brings Miscanthus Expertise to Iowa State
AMES, Iowa — After only a handful of weeks in Ames, one of the newest faculty members of the Iowa State University Department of Agronomy is generating a buzz. Production biomass agronomist Emily Heaton is touting the benefits of the perennial grass...

September 8th, 2008 CF Industries Supports ISU Efforts to Help Farm Flood Recovery
AMES, Iowa — Thanks to a $25,000 gift from CF Industries, Inc., Iowa State University Extension will provide free financial planning to Iowa farm families dealing with the aftermath of this year's flooding. With the company's commitment,...

August 27th, 2008 Allee Research and Demonstration Farm to Celebrate 50th Anniversary Sept. 16
AMES, Iowa — Fifty years of research and service to Iowans will be marked Sept. 16 at the 50th anniversary celebration of Iowa State University's Allee Research and Demonstration Farm near Newell. The celebration also will honor George Allee...

August 26th, 2008 Monsanto Company Pledges $1 million to Renovation of ISU's Curtiss Hall
AMES, Iowa — The Monsanto Company has pledged $1 million to enhance the offices and programs serving students in agriculture and life sciences at Iowa State University. The company's commitment will support the planned renovation of Curtiss...

August 26th, 2008 Livestock Issues to be Covered at Sept. 8 Field Day
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University McNay Research and Demonstration Farm will host a field day Sept. 8 with topics of interest to beef and sheep producers. The free field day is open to the public. It begins at 3:30 p.m. at the farm, which is...

August 18th, 2008 Ecological Economics is Topic for Pesek Colloquium Sept. 11
AMES, Iowa — The eighth John Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture, which honors a retired Iowa State University agronomy professor, will be Sept. 11. Robert Costanza, the Gund Professor of Ecological Economics and director of the Gund...

August 15th, 2008 Corn Estimates in Line with Five-Year Averages, Say ISU Agronomists
AMES, Iowa — The government yield estimates released Aug. 12 had positive news predicting an above trend line yield for corn. Iowa State University agronomists say the estimates are in line with the five-year average. But those interested in the...

August 15th, 2008 Agriculture Endowment Provides Research Experience for Iowa State Students
AMES, Iowa — Ask any of nine Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences interns what they did over their summer vacation and their stories will range from lumberjacking to designing an irrigation system. They share two things in...

August 13th, 2008 Field Tours to Show Iowa State's Biomass Research Aug. 25 and 29
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University will offer a view of its latest research for growing and harvesting biomass plants at field tours Aug. 25 and 29. The tours will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 25 and 9 to noon Aug. 29 at the Agricultural...

August 4th, 2008 ISU Ag Business Club Upholds Top National Standings
AMES, Iowa "“ The Iowa State University Agricultural Business Club has been named the National Outstanding Chapter and received the National Creative Club Award from the American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA) for the third...

July 23rd, 2008 Variety of Plants Featured at Garden Demonstration Field Days
AMES, Iowa — Home Demonstration Garden Field Days are underway at Iowa State University's Research and Demonstration Farms. The public is welcome to participate in the field days, which this year feature a variety of tomatoes, herbs,...

July 23rd, 2008 Rouse named executive director of Iowa Crop Improvement Association
AMES, Iowa — Jim Rouse has been named the executive director of the Iowa Crop Improvement Association. The nonprofit association is the official seed certifying agency for the state of Iowa and is affiliated with Iowa State University's...

July 22nd, 2008 Biosecurity Researchers Use Balloons to Collect Plant Disease Spores
AMES, Iowa — Researchers at Iowa State University have been flying balloons this summer in the name of biosecurity science. A team of plant pathologists and engineering researchers led by Forrest Nutter, plant pathology professor, are using weather...

July 15th, 2008 Late Silking Puts Corn Yield at Mercy of Fall Weather
AMES, Iowa — The cool spring in Iowa has pushed back expected silking dates about 12 days later than usual, according to Iowa State University Extension corn specialist Roger Elmore. "Our models show that most of the corn planted in mid-May...

July 14th, 2008 Hart Named as New Grain Marketing Economist at Iowa State
AMES, Iowa - When it comes to information about the grain markets, there's a new kid on the block at Iowa State University. Beginning Aug. 1, Chad Hart will pick up many of the responsibilities of Robert Wisner, who provided grain marketing...

July 14th, 2008 Misra Named to Dean's Chair for Distinction
AMES, Iowa — Manjit Misra, director of the Seed Science Center and the Biosafety Institute for Genetically Modified Agricultural Products at Iowa State University, has been named the Dean's Chair for Distinction in the College of Agriculture...

July 7th, 2008 CARD releases ACRE calculators to help farmers with new farm bill program
AMES, Iowa - Analysis by researchers at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University suggests that most U.S. farmers will find Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) much more attractive than current commodity...

July 1st, 2008 Iowa Schools Fail to Meet Agricultural Industry's Needs
AMES, Iowa — Iowa schools are not doing enough to help students learn about and become involved in careers in agricultural and life sciences, according to a review of educational programs by the Governor's Council on Agricultural Education....

July 1st, 2008 Media Advisory: Iowa State Co-hosts International Symposium on Animal Welfare and Epidemiology July 14-16
AMES, Iowa - Members of the news media are invited to attend a first-ever conference on animal welfare and epidemiology at Iowa State University July 14-16. "Welfare and Epidemiology Conference: Across Species, Across Disciplines and Across...

June 30th, 2008 Hall Named Interim Chair for Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management
AMES, Iowa - A member of the Iowa State University forestry faculty since 1974 has been named interim chair of the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM). Richard Hall replaces David Engle, who had served as the NREM department...

June 30th, 2008 Tree-Killing Fungus Officially Named by Scientists at ISU, Other Institutions
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University scientist led a team that has officially named the fungus responsible for a devastating disease that's killing redbay and other trees in the coastal plains of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Tom...

June 27th, 2008 Corn Replanting Carries Major Risks, Says ISU Agronomist
AMES, Iowa — With corn prices at record highs, many farmers are considering replanting flood-damaged fields, although years of data advise caution with such a decision. Recent yield simulations run by the Department of Agronomy at Iowa State...

June 25th, 2008 ISU Center Receives $100,000 from Monsanto Fund for Uganda Project
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University's Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods has received a $100,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, to improve nutrition in rural Uganda through raising of livestock and...

June 12th, 2008 First Borlaug Scholar Award and Internship Presented to Iowa State Junior
Editor's note: Photos of Nathan Upah are available by contacting Laura Rosenbohm. AMES, Iowa — Planning tourism projects and restoring antiques are daily tasks for Nathan Upah, Borlaug Scholar Award and Internship recipient. Upah of Clutier, a...

June 12th, 2008 Iowa State Research on Poultry Manure as Fertilizer to be Shared with Industry
AMES, Iowa - A daylong program designed to share the latest Iowa State University research on poultry manure with the poultry industry will be held July 10 in Ames. "Water Quality and Layer Manure as a Fertilizer" will be in room 275 at...

June 12th, 2008 Iowa State Marks 30 Years of Meat Processing Education
Editor's note: Media are invited to attend any session of the Sausage and Processed Meats Short Course including Wurstfest. Preregister with Matt Wenger (515) 294-9279, mwenger@iastate.edu. More...

June 9th, 2008 Research and Demonstration Farm Field Days Begin June 19
AMES, Iowa — Field days at Iowa State University's Research and Demonstration Farms begin June 19 at the Northeast farm near Nashua. Among the highlights of the field day season is the 50th anniversary of the Allee Demonstration Farm near...

June 2nd, 2008 Swine Nutritionist Joins Iowa State University Faculty
AMES, Iowa - An expert in swine nutrition will join the Iowa State University Department of Animal Science Sept. 1. John Patience will focus on current nutritional issues for the swine and feed industry. The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is...

May 27th, 2008 Tiny Gene Discovered Hiding in a Major Family of Plant Viruses
AMES, Iowa - In an international collaboration, researchers in Allen Miller's lab in the Department of Plant Pathology at Iowa State University have shown that a tiny gene exists in all members of the largest family of plant viruses. Without...

May 27th, 2008 ISU Professor Named Distinguished Teacher by National Association
AMES, Iowa "“ Iowa State University agricultural economics professor James Kliebenstein has been selected as a recipient of the 2008 Distinguished Teaching Award from the American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA). The association will...

May 16th, 2008 Iowa State Researchers Aim to Improve Nutritional Quality of Beef
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University researchers are identifying opportunities to advance the nutritional value of beef. Funded by recent grants from Pfizer Animal Genetics and the National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium, the research brings...

May 7th, 2008 Ponds Found to Take Up Carbon Like World's Oceans
AMES, Iowa — Research led by Iowa State University limnologist, or lake scientist, John Downing finds that ponds around the globe could absorb as much carbon as the world's oceans. Professor Downing found that constructed ponds and lakes on...

May 5th, 2008 CARD Director to Testify at Senate Committee Hearing on Fuel Subsidies
Bruce Babcock, professor of economics at Iowa State University and director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, will appear before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs May 7 in a hearing on fuel...

April 23rd, 2008 Iowa State Agronomy Students Win at National Competition
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University agronomy students recently won first and second place titles from a national agriculture competition in Texas. The students competed in three North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) contests...

April 21st, 2008 Iowa State Symposium April 25 Honors Jay Lush
AMES, Iowa - A symposium celebrating the legacy of Jay Lush will be April 25 in Ames. Lush is considered the father of modern animal breeding. He was a prolific researcher and graduate educator during his career as a professor of animal science at...

April 18th, 2008 Commitment from G. Richard Johnson Will Create First Endowed Department Chair at Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa — The first endowment for a department chair at Iowa State University will be established with a $2 million bequest from alumnus G. Richard "Dick" Johnson of Urbana, Ill. Johnson's commitment will create the Wilbert A....

April 9th, 2008 National Air Emissions Conference May 19-21 in Des Moines
AMES, Iowa - Increased populations in traditional farm areas and environmental concerns have created a more immediate need to reduce odor and air emissions from animal feeding operations. A national conference exploring the advantages, limitations...

April 2nd, 2008 ISU Endowed Chair Named for George Washington Carver
AMES, Iowa — With support from the state of Iowa and a private donor, Iowa State University has established an endowed faculty chair in the name of its first African-American student and faculty member, world-renowned scientist George Washington...

April 1st, 2008 Iowa State MANRRS Chapter Judged Nation's Best
AMES, Iowa —The Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) Chapter at Iowa State University was selected National Chapter of the Year on March 29 at the 23rd national conference in Denver. The club has won the award...

March 28th, 2008 U.S. Pork Center of Excellence Offers Practical Ideas to Address High Feed and Production Costs
AMES, Iowa — Right now isn't an easy time to be a pork producer. Rapidly increasing feed and production costs are making it difficult for pork producers to turn a profit. The U.S. Pork Center of Excellence, Pork Checkoff and experts from...

March 25th, 2008 Sustainable Agriculture Critic to Speak at Iowa State March 26
AMES, Iowa — Dennis Avery, author of the book Saving the Planet with Pesticides and Plastics and director of the Center for Global Food Issues at the Hudson Institute, will speak at Iowa State University's Graduate Colloquium in Sustainable...

March 21st, 2008 International Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Taps Expertise of Iowa State Agronomist
AMES, Iowa — An international initiative to create guidelines for the sustainable production of biofuels is getting advice from the Department of Agronomy at Iowa State University. Mahdi Al-Kaisi (MAH-dee al-KAY-zee), professor of agronomy and...

March 17th, 2008 Iowa Egg Industry Produces Nearly 14 billion Eggs in 2007
AMES, Iowa — Iowa leads the nation in egg production and processing, accounting for over $1.8 billion in total sales and $475.7 million in annual value-added activity. The nearly 7,600 jobs attributed to the egg production and processing sector...

March 6th, 2008 Iowa's Turkey Processors Give Producers Room To Grow
AMES, Iowa — Iowa turkey production increased between 1996 and 2006 and has the potential for more growth, according to a report on the industry produced by the Iowa State University economics department. Economist John Lawrence and Laura Bortz, an...

March 5th, 2008 ISU'S Lawrence to Speak on Livestock and Ethanol Boom on March 19 at Nashua Research Farm
NASHUA, Iowa — John Lawrence, Iowa State University extension livestock economist, will speak on the economics of livestock producton in the ethanol boom at the March 19 annual meeting of the Northeast Iowa Agricultural Experimental Association. All...

March 3rd, 2008 Iowa State's Agricultural Business Club Names Outstanding Alum
AMES, Iowa — The Agricultural Business Club at Iowa State University honored Doug Dashner, retired executive director of the Dekalb County, Ill. Farm Bureau, March 1 as its Outstanding Alumnus. The club each year recognizes an outstanding alum who...

February 29th, 2008 New Swine Environmental Management Database Available
AMES, Iowa — A searchable, web-based database developed by Iowa State University's Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering can quickly locate published information regarding environmental management practices on U.S. pork...

February 29th, 2008 National Liners and Covers for Agricultural Waste Storage Course Set
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University's Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service and industry specialists, is offering a national Liners and Covers for Agricultural Waste...

February 26th, 2008 ISU: Wheat Growers in Iowa Could Benefit from Interseeding Red Clover
AMES, Iowa — Historic high wheat prices last fall sparked a 150 percent increase in Iowa winter wheat acres, from 20 thousand acres to 50 thousand acres. A recent climb in wheat contract prices to nearly $20 per bushel on the Minneapolis Grain...

February 25th, 2008 ISU and ISA'S Soybean Disease and Pest Management Pocket Field Guide Now Available
URBANDALE, Iowa — Iowa soybean growers have a new source of information for the 2008 growing season. Iowa State University and the Iowa Soybean Association have developed a comprehensive soybean resource titled "The Soybean Disease and Pest...

February 25th, 2008 New Scholarship Will Support ISU Entomology Students
AMES, Iowa - A new endowed scholarship has been established for graduate students studying entomology at Iowa State University. Wendy Wintersteen, dean of ISU's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and her husband Robert Waggoner...

February 22nd, 2008 ISU Center to Improve Nutrition of Staple Bean Diets in Africa
Ames, IA — Iowa State University's Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods has been awarded a $450,000 grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to enhance nutritional value and marketability of common beans in Uganda and Rwanda...

February 18th, 2008 ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presents awards to faculty, staff
AMES, Iowa "“ The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University presented annual awards to faculty and staff at its spring semester convocation on Friday. Award winners include: Phil Spike, a professor of animal science,...

February 4th, 2008 Co-director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute Awarded Fulbright Grant
AMES, Iowa - Jacinto F. Fabiosa, co-director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) in the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University, has been named a Fulbright Scholar to conduct research at...

February 4th, 2008 ISU Alum and Futurist Presents College Of Ag And Life Sciences Sesquicentennial Lecture Feb. 21
AMES, Iowa — Internationally renowned speaker and futurist Lowell Catlett will present the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences ISU Sesquicentennial Lecture on Feb. 21. Catlett, an ISU alum, Regent's professor and dean of the College of...

January 22nd, 2008 Demand Prompts Agricultural Career Fair Feb. 14
AMES, Iowa — Strong interest from employers looking for job and internship candidates has prompted the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to schedule its first spring career fair for Feb. 14. The college is known for its Ag Career Day in the...

January 17th, 2008 Iowa Egg Council Makes $2 Million Commitment to Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Egg Council has made a $2 million gift commitment to establish an endowed egg industry program in Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The Iowa Egg Council's commitment will support the...

January 16th, 2008 National Nutrient Management Plan Development Course Feb. 25-27
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University's agricultural and biosystems engineering department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are offering a national Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (...

January 7th, 2008 Iowa State's Beginning Farmers Conference set for Jan. 26
AMES, Iowa — The third annual Beginning Farmers Conference will be held Jan. 26 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames, hosted by the Beginning Farmers Network (BFN) at Iowa State University. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey...

January 3rd, 2008 Upgrades to U.S. Pork Center's Information Gateway Improve Usability
AMES, Iowa "“ The U.S. Pork Center of Excellence has upgraded the Pork Information Gateway (PIG) Web site, http://isu.porkgateway.org, for improved usability. The newest feature is the PIG Library which...