December 1st, 2009
Iowa Seed Directory Offers Quality Seed Options
AMES, Iowa - The Iowa Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) has recently published the 2009 Iowa Seed Directory. The directory is published annually as a resource for quality-assured seeds of soybeans, oats, switchgrass and other native prairie...
November 19th, 2009
ISU Block and Bridle Club Receives National Recognition
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Block and Bridle Club received national recognition at the 90th Block and Bridle National Convention, held Nov. 12-14, in Louisville, KY, in conjunction with the North American International Livestock...
October 27th, 2009
ISU Agriculture and Life Sciences Alums and Faculty Honored
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented awards on Oct. 16 at the annual Iowa State University Alumni Association Honors and Awards ceremony.
Dwight Hughes Jr., received the Floyd Andre Award,...
October 19th, 2009
Partnership Promotes Environmental Education
AMES, Iowa - Agribusiness Association of Iowa (AAI) donated $13,900 to Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for a summer environmental research program for middle school teachers.
The program will provide middle...
October 12th, 2009
Iowa State Entomologists Focus on Reducing Impact of Soybean Aphids
AMES, Iowa - With soybean harvest underway across Iowa, growers are studying yields and discussing whether their crop is smaller than normal because of a relatively new pest - the soybean aphid. This invasive bug arrived from Asia in 2000, and now...
October 12th, 2009
Biodiversity is Topic for Pesek Colloquium Oct. 27-28
AMES, Iowa - The ninth John Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture, which honors a retired Iowa State University agronomy professor, will be Oct. 27-28.
Shahid Naeem, professor of ecology and chair of the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and...
October 12th, 2009
Ambassador Manatt to Present Deal Lecture at ISU Oct. 27
AMES, Iowa — Charles Manatt, former U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, will present the 2009 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Oct. 27 at Iowa State University.
Ambassador Manatt will present "Preparing Leaders to Meet Future...
September 21st, 2009
Iowa State University Ag Career Day Oct. 13 at New Location
AMES, Iowa — The annual job fair hosted by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University is on track to equal the number of employers participating last year.
Ag Career Day will be Oct. 13 at the Lied Recreation Center, a...
September 18th, 2009
Deadline Approaching for New Conservation Stewardship Program
AMES, Iowa — Farm operators are facing a sign-up deadline of Sept. 30 for the new federal Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), according to Iowa State University economist Mike Duffy.
The CSP is a program created by the 2008 Farm Bill that...
September 15th, 2009
Iowa State Economist Says 2009 Crop Year Is Mirror Image of 2008
AMES, Iowa — The parallels between the 2009 crop season and the 2008 crop season are striking, said Chad Hart, Iowa State University assistant economics professor and extension economist.
"This summer is closing out much like last summer for...
September 10th, 2009
Four Finalists Named in Leopold Center Director Search
AMES, Iowa — Four finalists have been named in the search for a new director to lead the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University.
They are Heather Karsten, associate professor of crop and soil sciences at Pennsylvania...
September 10th, 2009
Two Iowa State University Students Receive Fulbright Scholarships
AMES, Iowa - Two Iowa State University students have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Scholarships for 2009-2010.
Laura Christianson, a doctoral student in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and the Graduate Program in...
July 24th, 2009
First All-Horticulture Field Day Scheduled for Aug. 6
AMES, Iowa — The first All-horticulture Field Day will be held Aug. 6 at Iowa State University's Horticulture Research Station near Ames.
"ISU faculty and staff are proud of the work at the research station and are eager to show people the...
July 16th, 2009
BioCentury Research Farm Manager Hired
AMES, Iowa — Andrew Suby has joined Iowa State University's BioCentury Research Farm as manager.
The BioCentury Research Farm's processing facility is scheduled to begin operations next month adjacent to Iowa State's Agricultural...
July 14th, 2009
New Iowa State Lab Available for Testing Food Compounds
AMES, Iowa — A new lab at Iowa State University that enables quick identification of beneficial compounds in food is available to researchers working on preventing spoilage, improving food quality, controlling foodborne pathogens and enhancing the...
July 8th, 2009
Upper Midwest Manure-Handling Expo July 22
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University and the Iowa Commercial Nutrient Applicators Association will present the 2009 Upper Midwest Manure Handling Expo-SET for Fall: Safety, Efficiency and Technology for its first time in Iowa on July 22.
The expo will...
July 1st, 2009
Egg Industry Center Hires Program Manager-Business Analyst
AMES, Iowa — Maro Ibarburu has joined the Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University as program manager-business analyst.
Hongwei Xin, director of the center, said Ibarburu will conduct egg industry statistical analysis; study regulations and...
June 24th, 2009
African Agricultural Professionals to be Linked Through Grant
AMES, Iowa - An Iowa State University professor is leading a project that will connect African agricultural experts scattered across North America with representatives in the African continent.
Agronomy Professor and George Washington Carver Chair...
June 15th, 2009
Iowa State University Research Farm Field Days Begin June 18
AMES, Iowa — The season of field days at Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms begins June 18 with two events.
The Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua will host a field day at 1:30 p.m. dealing with corn production...
June 12th, 2009
Biorenewable Ideas to be Displayed At Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa — Participants in an Iowa State University course focused on biorenewables will present exhibits of their work Monday, June 15.
The poster session is open to the public. It will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Sun Room and South...
June 2nd, 2009
ISU Dairy Farm Site for Dairy Month Celebration June 12
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Dairy Farm will be the site for a Dairy Month celebration on June 12 from 5 to 11 a.m.
The event is open to the public and will include tours of the milking parlor, barns and a discovery center area for...
May 26th, 2009
ICIA Offers Weed Free Forage and Mulch Certification
AMES, Iowa — Are you looking for mulch or straw without weed seeds for a roadside or erosion-control project?
The Iowa Crop Improvement Association's (ICIA) Web site is offering a connection between suppliers and buyers of certified forage...
May 22nd, 2009
Iowa State Agronomy Master's Program Reaches Milestone
AMES, Iowa - The Iowa State University Master of Science in Agronomy distance education program reached a milestone this spring with the graduation of its 60th student.
"This program allowed me to advance my degree and gain work experience...
May 13th, 2009
Iowa State Professor Named Fulbright Scholar
AMES, Iowa — Brian Steward, associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to do research in Brazil.
Steward will spend the 2009-2010 academic...
April 23rd, 2009
Experts Seek Improved Farm Equipment Safety on Public Roads
AMES, Iowa — Improving safety on roads that farm equipment share with other vehicles needs greater attention from governmental entities, according to a report produced by a committee including Iowa State University Extension agricultural safety...
April 14th, 2009
Agronomy Professor Named George Washington Carver Chair
AMES, Iowa — Andrew Manu, Iowa State University associate professor of agronomy, has been named the George Washington Carver Chair effective April 1.
"As George Washington Carver rightfully said, "˜No individual has any right to come into...
April 13th, 2009
Awards Presented by ISU Agriculture Society
AMES, Iowa - Awards were presented April 9 to Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty, alumni and students by the Iowa Chapter of the Honor Society of Agriculture, known as Gamma Sigma Delta.
Alumnus John Bonner...
April 7th, 2009
High Tunnel Extends Growing Season with Tulips
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University researchers showed high tunnels can be used to extend the growing season by cultivating tulips over the winter at the Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm in southwest Iowa.
High tunnels are similar to...
April 1st, 2009
Iowa State Researches Growing Sugar Beets for Biofuel
AMES, Iowa — Two Iowa State University research farms are growing sugar beets to determine their biofuel potential in Iowa.
The research is being conducted at the Muscatine Island Research and Demonstration Farm in Fruitland and the Southeast...
March 27th, 2009
Iowa State's Farm Operations Club First in National Contest
AMES, Iowa — A team of undergraduate students from Iowa State University's Farm Operations Club placed first in the National Post-Secondary Agriculture College Quiz Bowl at the National Post-Secondary Agriculture Students convention March 11-14...
March 23rd, 2009
Egg Industry Center Hosts First Issues Forum April 8
AMES, Iowa — Topics of interest to the nation's egg industry will be discussed April 8 at a forum hosted by Iowa State University's Egg Industry Center.
"The goal of the forum is to update or increase people's awareness on the...
March 16th, 2009
Professor Named to Lead ISU's BioCentury Research Farm
AMES, Iowa — Lawrence Johnson, Iowa State University professor of food science and human nutrition, has been named director of the BioCentury Research Farm, a biorenewables production and processing research facility under construction west of Ames...
March 12th, 2009
Animal Science Conference in Costa Rica Exceeds Expectations
AMES, Iowa — The first international animal industry conference of its kind in Latin America, organized by Iowa State University and the University of Costa Rica last month, attracted more than 100 participants.
Known as the Ensminger Schools, a...
March 2nd, 2009
Iowa Crop Performance Tests for Corn Celebrates 90 Years
AMES, Iowa - This year the Iowa Crop Performance Test—Corn is celebrating 90 seasons of continuous testing.
The trials were started by Henry A. Wallace in 1920 and are managed by Jim Rouse, director of the Iowa Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) at...
February 26th, 2009
Upper Midwest Manure Handling Expo Scheduled for July
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University and the Iowa Commercial Nutrient Applicators Association will present the 2009 Upper Midwest Manure Handling Expo-SET for Fall: Safety, Efficiency and Technology, July 22 at the Central Iowa Expo center in Boone,...
February 26th, 2009
Iowa State Offers Technical Sessions on Nutrient Management
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University's agricultural and biosystems engineering department is offering two national courses in April for consultants working in nutrient management.
The first session is the Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (...
February 12th, 2009
ISU Food Irradiation Research to Continue with Sioux City Company
AMES, Iowa — Food irradiation research at Iowa State University will continue in partnership with a Sioux City company, as the campus makes plans to suspend the operations of its irradiation facility to address expected state budget cuts.
February 10th, 2009
Scholarship Prize for Winners of Agricultural Essay Contest
AMES, Iowa — High school students have an opportunity to win a scholarship to Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences through a Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) essay contest.
The contest is open to all...
February 10th, 2009
Giancarlo Moschini Named Chair of Iowa State Economics Department
AMES, Iowa — GianCarlo Moschini, economics professor and Pioneer Hi-Bred International Chair in Science and Technology Policy, became chair of the Iowa State University economics department Feb. 1.
Moschini joined the Iowa State economics faculty in...
February 6th, 2009
Wintersteen Named to Farm Foundation's Board of Trustees
AMES, Iowa — Wendy Wintersteen, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been named to the Board of Trustees of the Farm Foundation.
Wintersteen, holder of the first Endowed Deanship at Iowa State University, director of the Iowa...
January 30th, 2009
ISU Economist Appointed to USDA-DOE Biomass Research Committee
AMES, Iowa — Dermot Hayes has been named to the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee, jointly administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Energy.
The committee was established by the Biomass...
January 28th, 2009
"River Of Milk" Mural Installed at Iowa State Dairy Farm
AMES, Iowa — An etched glass mural titled "River of Milk" has been installed at the Iowa State University Dairy Farm's visitor's center.
"The mural blends together dairy production, science and how the two work together to...
January 26th, 2009
Iowa State Researchers Lead Potato Studies
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University researchers are leading two studies investigating how potato plants respond to their environment with the potential of increasing yields of the world's fourth most important food crop.
Grants from the National...
January 21st, 2009
Second Spring Ag Career Day Scheduled for Feb. 4
AMES, Iowa — The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is planning its second spring job fair on Feb. 4.
Last year, interest from employers looking for job and internship candidates prompted the college's Career Services office to schedule...
January 7th, 2009
Directory Lists Native Seeds for Restoration and Conservation
AMES, Iowa — Interested in planting native prairie grasses and flowers to seed a filter strip, wetland or other area? The Native Species Directory is one resource that can help you find the right native prairie species for both restoration and...
January 6th, 2009
Anex Named to U.S. EPA Advisory Group on Sustainability
AMES, Iowa —An Iowa State University faculty member has been named to the Science and Technology for Sustainability Subcommittee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Board of Scientific Counselors.
Robert Anex will serve a one-year...