News Releases 2009

December 16th, 2009 Economics Professor Named Associate Dean for Extension in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
AMES, Iowa — John Lawrence has been named the associate dean of extension and outreach for Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the director of ISU Extension to Agriculture and Natural Resources. The appointment...

December 15th, 2009 U.S. Pork Center of Excellence to Hold Regional Training Conferences for National Swine Nutrition Guide
AMES, Iowa — The National Swine Nutrition Guide will be distributed and explained at a series of regional conferences beginning in February. The guide, consisting of nutrition fact sheets, nutrient recommendation tables and diet formulation and...

December 3rd, 2009 ISU Poultry Manure Research Helps Growers Manage Crop, Environmental Quality
AMES, Iowa - As the nation's top egg-producing state, Iowa has had a plentiful supply of nutrient-rich poultry manure as a resource for growing crops. Amid continued growth of the egg industry, interest in improving poultry manure management...

December 3rd, 2009 Farm Energy Savings Focus of Energy Check-Up program meetings, Dec. 16-17
AMES, Iowa — As energy and fuel costs increase, Iowa's agricultural producers are feeling the pinch. To address energy costs Iowa State University Extension has partnered with Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and Consumers Energy with a program to...

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 30th, 2009 Finalists Named for Agriculture and Life Sciences Associate Dean and ISU Extension Program Leader
AMES, Iowa — Two finalists have been selected for the position of associate dean for the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and director of ISU Extension to Agriculture and Natural Resources. Candidates who will interview...

November 20th, 2009 Iowa State Animal Science Professor Earns USDA Excellence in Teaching Award
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University professor of animal science has been awarded the annual USDA Food and Agricultural Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award. Douglas Kenealy is one of two people to receive the national award, which encompasses all...

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...

November 16th, 2009 Pioneer Hi-Bred Awards Scholarships to ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Students "¨
AMES, Iowa- Iowa State University students Kasei James and Keith King were awarded $1,000 scholarships from Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, on Oct. 30. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students were selected after writing a five-page...

November 16th, 2009 Iowa State Entomologists Join Other Soybean Pest Researchers to Earn Two National Awards
AMES, Iowa — Researchers at Iowa State and other land-grant universities have worked for many years to develop and implement management programs for soybean insect pests that are economically and ecologically sustainable. This fall, those efforts...

November 3rd, 2009 ISU Swine Researcher: First Draft of Pig Genome Sequence an Important Advance for Iowa
AMES, Iowa — The completion of a first draft of the pig genome sequence has extra meaning for Iowa, the nation's leading producer of pigs, says an Iowa State University professor who was part of the international research team. "With Iowa...

October 29th, 2009 U.S. Pork Center of Excellence Receives Grant for Community College Swine Education
AMES, Iowa — The U.S. Pork Center of Excellence has been granted nearly $300,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to implement the Professional Swine Manager/Technician Certification Program for community college students and pork production...

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 26th, 2009 Iowa State Researchers Have Stake in European Space Agency Nov. 1 Satellite Launch
AMES, Iowa - Researchers at Iowa State University will be watching when the European Space Agency launches a new satellite Nov. 1. That's because the information the satellite will gather is an important part of their research efforts. The...

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 16th, 2009 ISU Agriculture Pavilion Project Receives Jump-Start from Walter Gift
AMES, Iowa — A state-of-the-art agriculture pavilion for Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has received a major gift from Marvin and Janice Walter of Ames. The Ames couple have pledged $1.5 million toward the...

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 16th, 2009 Extension Award Winners Recognized at Iowa State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Convocation
AMES, Iowa - Twenty Iowa State University faculty and staff who received an award from Iowa State University Extension in 2009 were recognized Sept. 16 at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences fall convocation. Jerry Miller, associate dean...

September 15th, 2009 Iowa State Study Takes Broad Scope to Study Stover Harvest Effects on Yield, Soil, Climate
AMES, Iowa — Corn stover has been used for many years as bedding and food for livestock, as well as to nourish and protect soils. In recent years, the ubiquitous stalk, leaf and cob residue of corn plants left in fields after harvest has found a new...

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...

September 9th, 2009 Enrollment at 30 Year High at ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
AMES, Iowa — For the first time in 30 years, undergraduate enrollment has exceeded 3,000 at Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This fall's numbers are at 3,082, an increase of 237 students since last fall....

September 8th, 2009 Iowa State University's Biocentury Research Farm Dedication Sept. 22
AMES, Iowa — The public is invited to help dedicate Iowa State University's BioCentury Research Farm on Sept. 22. A dedication program will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the farm, which is located at 1327 U Avenue, a quarter of a mile south of Highway...

September 3rd, 2009 Gift from Long-time Faculty Member to Benefit Iowa State University's Curtiss Hall
AMES, Iowa — Neil Harl, a long-time faculty member in Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and his wife Darlene are giving back to Iowa State. The Ames couple has pledged $1.5 million towards renovations of Curtiss...

September 3rd, 2009 Precision Ag Expo Sept. 17 at Southeast Research And Demonstration Farm
AMES, Iowa — Developments in precision agriculture will be the subject of a field day Sept. 17 at Iowa State University's Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm. The Advances in Precision Ag Expo will include field demonstrations of...

August 21st, 2009 ISU Northeast Research Farm Borlaug Learning Center Dedication Sept. 2
AMES, Iowa - An open house and dedication for the Borlaug Learning Center will be held Sept. 2 at the Iowa State University Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua. The building is named after Cresco native Norman Borlaug, a Nobel...

August 18th, 2009 Iowa State Coordinating Short Course on Producing Energy from Dairy Manure
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University's Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering is coordinating a short course in conjunction with the World Dairy Expo in September on how to produce energy from dairy manure using anaerobic digestion...

August 17th, 2009 Web resource aims to improve on-farm research for crop management decisions
AMES, Iowa — Agriculture professionals and crop growers are increasingly conducting and using on-farm research as the basis of crop management decisions. But many lack the background or training on what makes sound, on-farm research produce valuable...

August 3rd, 2009 Soybean Aphid Management Research Among Aug. 27 Field Day's Topics
AMES, Iowa — The latest on soybean aphid research will be covered at a field day Aug. 27 at the Iowa State University Agricultural Engineering and Agronomy Research and Demonstration Farm west of Ames. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with...

July 31st, 2009 Preserving Garden Produce Theme of Upcoming Home Garden Demonstration Field Days
AMES, Iowa — Preserving the bounty of home gardens is a theme of the Home Garden Demonstration Field Days the next couple weeks at several Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms. "The theme — the plants that store or preserve...

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 30th, 2009 Miller to Chair Iowa State Department of Agricultural Education and Studies
AMES, Iowa — Wade Miller, professor in the Department of Agricultural Education and Studies at Iowa State University, has been named interim chair of the department. He will serve for up to two years. Miller's appointment will begin July 1....

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 18th, 2009 Jungst to Chair Iowa State Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management
AMES, Iowa — Steve Jungst, professor in Iowa State University's Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, will become interim department chair July 1. His term will be for up to two years, while a directed search for a chair is...

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 15th, 2009 Bioplastics Software Being Developed at Iowa State to be Tested at International Plastics Show
AMES, Iowa - There is growing interest in finding renewable products that can be substituted for petrochemicals in a myriad of applications. While biobased plastics are seen as more environmentally preferable, clearly they won't be used...

June 15th, 2009 U.S. Pork Center of Excellence updates its pork information gateway
AMES, Iowa - The U.S. Pork Center of Excellence has updated the Pork Information Gateway (PIG) to create a more user-friendly Web site. The updates feature a new site design and a home page featuring up-to-date pork headlines that can be seen at...

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 Kimle Named Director of the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative at Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa - Kevin Kimle, founder of E-Markets and Decision Commodities, will become director of the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative on July 1. In addition to his new role...

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...

June 1st, 2009 Book Advocates Education as Key to Reducing Global Poverty and Hunger
AMES, Iowa - Reducing and eliminating global hunger must include education as a top priority, according to David Acker, co-author of a new book, "Education for Rural People: The Role of Education, Training and Capacity Development in Poverty...

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 26th, 2009 Iowa State Biopolymers/Biocomposites Researchers to Exhibit at International Plastics Show
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State University researchers who believe there is a future in making plastics from crops or byproducts of crops processing are taking their show on the road. Members of the Biopolymers and Biocomposites Research Team will exhibit...

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 20th, 2009 Iowa State Animal Scientist Presented Distinguished Service Award
AMES, Iowa — Maynard Hogberg, chair of Iowa State University's animal science department, has been presented a distinguished service award by the National Pedigreed Livestock Council. The award was in recognition of Hogberg's contributions...

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...

May 12th, 2009 Iowa State's Agricultural Systems Technology Degree Achieves Accreditation Milestone
AMES, Iowa — The Agricultural Systems Technology (AST) degree at Iowa State University includes the first agricultural undergraduate degree option accredited by the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT). "We have one of the best...

May 5th, 2009 Iowa State Helps Department of Natural Resources Research Jackrabbits
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University students are researching the white-tailed jackrabbit, a species of hare that is declining in Iowa. The research on the white-tailed jackrabbit began three years ago when Todd Bogenschutz, upland game biologist...

May 5th, 2009 ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Makes USA Today All-College Academic Team
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State University senior Clark Richardson received honorable mention in the 20th annual USA Today All-USA College Academic Team. Richardson will graduate May 9 with a bachelor's of science degree in agricultural business and...

April 29th, 2009 Iowa State Workshop Designed to Enhance Culinary, Nutrition Skills
AMES, Iowa - People interested in increasing their culinary and nutrition skills can do so this summer at a workshop at Iowa State University. "Enhance Your Iowa Plate" will be held in Ames July 30-31. "The workshop will provide...

April 29th, 2009 Iowa State Agricultural and Biological Engineering Graduate Program Ranked Third in Nation
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University's graduate program in agricultural and biological engineering was ranked third in the nation in the latest rankings by U.S. News and World Report. Ramesh Kanwar, chair of the agricultural and biosystems...

April 24th, 2009 Iowa State University's Young Agricultural Marketers Keep Top National Standing
AMES, Iowa — A team of students from Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has been named the top National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) student chapter in the nation for the second consecutive year. The team...

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 9th, 2009 USDA Awards Grants to Iowa State for Genomic Research and Extension
AMES, Iowa — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded competitive grants to Iowa State University for projects in animal genomics research and extension. The three Iowa State projects were awarded grants through the National Research...

April 9th, 2009 Iowa State And Monsanto's Philanthropic Arm Team Up to Help Ugandan Farmers
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University and the Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, have teamed up to better the lives of subsistence farmers in Uganda. "What you generally see is that people who get livestock are raising...

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 ISU Receives $600,000 from U.S. EPA to Study Water Quality Trading and Effects on Iowa Watersheds
AMES, Iowa—Iowa State University's Center for Agricultural and Rural Development has received three grants of $200,000 each from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to assess the feasibility of water quality trading programs in three...

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 20th, 2009 20th Annual Staniforth Memorial Lecture to be Presented at Iowa State
AMES, Iowa — An Ohio State University plant ecologist will present the 20th David W. Staniforth Memorial Lecture Feb. 25 at Iowa State University. Allison Snow, of the Ohio State University Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology...

February 19th, 2009 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 Feb. 16. Award winners include: Mike Retallick, assistant professor of agricultural...

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. The...

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 10th, 2009 Boehlje to Present College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Distinguished Lecture Feb. 19
AMES, Iowa — Michael Boehlje, an agricultural economist at Purdue University, will present the 2009 Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Distinguished Lecture Feb. 19. Boehlje will present "The Landscape of...

February 6th, 2009 Westgate Named Director of Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods
AMES, Iowa - Mark Westgate, Iowa State professor of agronomy, has been named director of Iowa State University's Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods (CSRL). Westgate is internationally recognized for his research on the effects of drought...

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 Opera to Highlight George Washington Carver's Life on Feb. 2 at ISU
AMES, Iowa "“ The life of agricultural pioneer George Washington Carver will be celebrated through music on Monday, Feb. 2 on the Iowa State University campus. OPERA Iowa will perform "A Dream Fulfilled: The Saga of George Washington...

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 12th, 2009 Tropical Animal Agriculture is Focus of Ensminger School in Costa Rica
AMES, Iowa — The next Ensminger international animal industry conference will take place Feb. 11-13 in Costa Rica. The event is being organized by Iowa State University and the University of Costa Rica. "Opportunities and Challenges for...

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...