December 1st, 2010
New discovery prevents symptoms of rare genetic disorder
AMES, Iowa — A new study offers hope for children born with a rare genetic disease, according to a paper published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
The research was led by Dr. Matthew Ellinwood, a veterinarian and animal...
November 1st, 2010
New Grant to Iowa State Will Support Organic Soil Research
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University was awarded a grant to study the effect of cover crops, soil amendments and reduced tillage on carbon sequestration and soil health in a long-term organic vegetable system.
USDA's National Institute of Food...
October 31st, 2010
Iowa State Animal Science Prof Named to Meat Industry Hall of Fame
AMES, Iowa — A long-time member of the Iowa State University animal science faculty is now in the Meat Industry Hall of Fame. Robert Rust was one of 12 new members inducted Oct. 30 during a ceremony in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Also in the group were the...
October 29th, 2010
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alums Honored
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented awards on Oct. 29 at the annual Iowa State University Alumni Association Honors and Awards ceremony.
Jim Borel, executive vice president of DuPont, received...
October 28th, 2010
Nearly Half of Iowans Surveyed Visit Iowa's Rivers and Streams
AMES, Iowa — Results of a new statewide representative survey reveal the patterns and preferences of Iowa citizens in their use of the state's rivers and streams, with nearly half of survey respondents reporting taking trips to one of the 73...
October 12th, 2010
Neil E. Harl to Present Deal Lecture at ISU Oct. 27
AMES, Iowa — Neil E. Harl will present the 2010 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Oct. 27 at Iowa State University.
Harl will present "Building an Enduring Leadership Platform" at 7 p.m. in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union on...
October 6th, 2010
Iowa State Researchers Study Energy Use in Pig Production
AMES, Iowa — The concept of "life cycle assessment" was first applied to manufacturing processes but is increasingly being used to examine agriculture. It's a technique to analyze the environmental impacts associated with a product,...
September 30th, 2010
Russian Family Farms is Topic for Oct. 18 Lecture at Iowa State
AMES, Iowa — A member of the Russian Parliament and president of a farmer organization will present a lecture at Iowa State University Oct. 18.
Senator Vladimir Plotnikov, a member of the Upper Chamber of the Russian Parliament, is president of the...
September 23rd, 2010
Iowa State Professor Joins the Ranks of Top Animal Scientists
AMES, Iowa — Don Beitz received the Frank Barron Morrison Award in July at the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) conference in Denver.
Beitz, an Iowa State Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor, received the honor for outstanding...
September 13th, 2010
Thompson Named Harmon Professor of Forestry at Iowa State
AMES, Iowa — Jan Thompson has been named the Harmon Family Professor in Forestry in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Iowa State University.
The professorship is named for nationally recognized forestry expert Wendell...
September 8th, 2010
Endowed Faculty Position Established in ISU's Meat Science Program
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University's top-ranked meat science program now has its first endowed faculty position.
Joseph Sebranek has been named the first holder of the Morrison Chair in Meat Science. Sebranek is a distinguished professor in the...
September 7th, 2010
First Recipients Named for Excellence in Applied Research Award
AMES, Iowa — Two professors in the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are the first recipients of a new award named for a former college dean.
The Dean Lee R. Kolmer Award for Excellence in Applied Research was presented...
August 26th, 2010
U.S. Pork Center of Excellence Launches Swine Science Online
AMES, Iowa — After months of testing, the U.S. Pork Center of Excellence is launching classes at six universities through Swine Science Online. Starting in August, the courses will be offered at Colorado State University, Iowa State University,...
August 3rd, 2010
Gary Twedt Honored at July 29 All Horticulture Field Day
AMES, Iowa — Gary Twedt received the Distinguished Service to Iowa Horticulture Award at the second annual All Horticulture Field Day on July 29.
Twedt is the golf superintendent at the Ottumwa Country Club where he has worked for the past 23 years...
August 3rd, 2010
ISU Horticulture Professor Presented Undergraduate Teaching Award
AMES, Iowa — Ann Marie VanDerZanden, professor of horticulture at Iowa State University, has been presented the 2010 Outstanding Undergraduate Educator Award from the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS).
The award recognizes an...
July 15th, 2010
National Swine Nutrition Guide Well-Received by Industry, Academics
AMES, Iowa — A comprehensive swine nutrition guide released earlier this year is getting rave reviews from users.
The National Swine Nutrition Guide, funded by a United Soybean Board grant, was developed in collaboration with land-grant universities...
July 14th, 2010
Field Days Seek to Sow New Ideas for Cultivating Gardens
AMES, Iowa — Several Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms will offer gardeners new ideas at Home Demonstration Garden Field Days beginning July 27.
Cindy Haynes, the horticulture associate professor who coordinates the...
July 14th, 2010
ISU Animal Science Prof Selected for Fulbright Exchange in Scotland
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University professor of animal science has been selected to participate in the U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission educational exchange program.
Christopher Tuggle, a specialist in functional genomics, studies gene pathways and...
July 8th, 2010
Iowa State Honors IDALS Water Chief as "Extraordinary Partner"
AMES, Iowa — The government official who oversees water programs for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) was honored July 7 by Iowa State University.
Dean Lemke, IDALS water resource bureau chief, was presented the Impact...
July 7th, 2010
Thinking about Yards and Gardens — There's an App for that
AMES, Iowa — Demonstrating the newest computer applications in horticulture will be one of several presentations at the All Horticulture Field Day on July 29. The field day will be held at the Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station near...
June 21st, 2010
Iowa State Expands Investment in Regional Food Systems Work
AMES, Iowa — Mirroring the growing national movement in regional food production, Iowans have shown increased interest in the availability of locally produced fruits and vegetables. Work in the state to develop regional food systems is providing new...
June 10th, 2010
June 25 Dairy Month Celebration to be Held at ISU Dairy Farm
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Dairy Farm will be the site for a Dairy Month celebration on June 25 from 6 to 11 a.m.
The event is open to the public and will include tours of the milking parlor, barns and a discovery center for children,...
June 7th, 2010
ISU Professor Elected President of Aquatic Science Group
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University professor has been elected to a leadership position for the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO).
John Downing's election was announced June 7 at the organization's summer business...
June 2nd, 2010
Iowa State Horticulture Faculty Member to Receive Teaching Award
AMES, Iowa — Cindy Haynes, an associate professor of horticulture at Iowa State University, will receive this year's Teacher Fellow Award from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA).
The Teacher Fellow Award is based on...
June 1st, 2010
Iowa State Research Farm Field Days Begin June 16
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University's Research and Demonstration Farms field days this year, which begin June 16, will include the 75th anniversary celebration at the Muscatine Island Research and Demonstration Farm.
The Muscatine Island farm...
May 24th, 2010
Iowa State Animal Scientists Take Ensminger School to Spain
AMES, Iowa — The latest Ensminger international animal industry conference was held May 19-21 in Lleida, Spain. The event was organized by Iowa State University and the University of Lleida.
"Adapting Animal Production to Changes for a Growing...
May 18th, 2010
Iowa State Program Takes Students Camping to Study Turtles
AMES, Iowa — Students from Iowa State University and other colleges will join high school students from Iowa and Illinois to spend the next month and a half studying turtles on an island in the Mississippi River.
Fred Janzen, a professor of ecology...
May 3rd, 2010
Iowa State Animal Science Department Honors Pork Leader
AMES, Iowa — Steve Kerns of Clearfield was inducted into the Iowa State University Animal Science Hall of Fame April 25.
"Steve Kerns has provided outstanding leadership for the livestock industry in Iowa and is a strong supporter of animal...
April 28th, 2010
Iowa State NAMA chapter wins John Deere Signature Award
AMES, Iowa - The Iowa State National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) chapter was presented the John Deere Signature Award at the association's annual conference and trade show April 22-24 in Kansas City.
The chapter won the award for overall...
April 28th, 2010
Complete Preservation of Iowa State's Chicken Lines Now Possible
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is the first university to participate in a new, innovative process to preserve poultry germplasm.
Until recently, only the male genetics of chickens could be preserved by freezing. New technology makes it possible...
April 16th, 2010
Dairy Nutritionist Named to New Endowed Professorship
AMES, Iowa — A researcher who specializes in dairy nutritional physiology will fill a newly endowed professorship in Iowa State University's animal science department.
Lance Baumgard was recognized April 15 at a medallion ceremony as the...
April 14th, 2010
ISU Rural Sociologist Named Interim Director of Leopold Center
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University sociology professor has been named the interim director of ISU's Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, following a nationwide search that ended without a candidate being selected.
Lois Wright Morton...
April 9th, 2010
Awards Presented by ISU Agriculture Honor Society
AMES, Iowa — Awards were presented April 8 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.
Allen Trenkle received the...
April 8th, 2010
ISU Alum to Speak on Serving Humanity Through Food Science
AMES, Iowa — Alex Buchanan, international food technologist and Iowa State University alumnus will present "Food Science and Humanitarianism" on April 21.
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 8 p.m. in the Sun...
April 5th, 2010
Maintaining Stored Grain Topic of April 9 Webinar
AMES, Iowa — A webinar scheduled for 11 a.m. April 9 will give farmers and grain elevator operators information on keeping their stored grain in good condition.
"Last fall's wet conditions meant that many producers had to harvest corn and...
April 2nd, 2010
ISU American Indian Plant Genetics Outreach Honored by USDA-ARS
AMES, Iowa — An effort to involve American Indian students and researchers in plant genome research at Iowa State University has been honored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS).
The Outreach to American...
March 31st, 2010
Iowa State's Farm Operations Club Garners National Honors
AMES, Iowa — Members of the Iowa State University Farm Operations Club earned several top honors at the National Postsecondary Agriculture Students Organization convention.
During the convention, Iowa State student Danielle Hamilton, a sophomore in...
March 29th, 2010
Climate Change Forum Helps Formulate Research Agenda
AMES, Iowa — Agricultural and environmental leaders met at Iowa State University to assess the current state of knowledge on global and regional climate change trends, the effects on agricultural production systems and to consider policies needed to...
March 23rd, 2010
ISU Professor Named Top Educator by Meat Processors Association
AMES, Iowa — James Dickson of Iowa State University has received the outstanding educator award from the North American Meat Processors Association at its annual management conference in Chicago.
The Harry L. Rudnick Educator of the Year Award is...
March 12th, 2010
Water Resource Award Renamed to Honor Gerald Miller
AMES, Iowa — A national water resource team award has been renamed the Gerald A. Miller Outreach Team Award. The award recognizes Miller's contributions to the protection and enhancement of water resources in the United States.
Miller, who has...
March 4th, 2010
Monsanto Hosting Employee Fund Drive to Benefit ISU Scholarships
AMES, Iowa— Monsanto and Iowa State University have partnered to establish the Monsanto Agricultural Scholars Fund to furnish scholarships for undergraduate students in Iowa State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
An employee goal has...
March 1st, 2010
Products Made from Plants Focus of Iowa State Workshop
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University will host the Midwest Biopolymers and Biocomposites Workshop May 11 to bring together researchers and companies developing products from plant components.
The workshop is for technicians, engineers, designers and...
February 26th, 2010
Forestry Professor Honored by Arboriculture Society Chapter
AMES, Iowa — Dick Schultz, professor of natural resource ecology and management, was presented the Presidents award Feb. 18 by the Midwestern Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture.
The President's award recognizes an individual...
February 17th, 2010
Turf Club wins Turf Bowl competition eighth time in nine years
AMES, Iowa - The Iowa State University Turf Club won first place at the 2010 Collegiate Turf Bowl Competition at the annual Golf Course Superintendents Association of America's education conference on Feb. 11 in San Diego.
This is the eighth...
January 29th, 2010
Beginning Farmers Conference to be held at Iowa State Feb. 6
AMES, Iowa - The Beginning Farmers Network at Iowa State University will host the fifth annual Beginning Farmers Conference on Feb. 6 at the Memorial Union on the Iowa State campus.
Craig Lang, president of the Iowa Farm Bureau Association, will...
January 28th, 2010
ISU Scientist Honored for Research in Cereals and Oilseeds
Ames, Iowa — An Iowa State University scientist has been honored for outstanding achievements in cereals and oilseed research.
Lawrence Johnson, a professor of food science and human nutrition, will receive the 2010 Andersons Cereals and Oilseeds...
January 25th, 2010
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Job Fair Set for Feb. 3
AMES, Iowa — The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University will host its third annual spring Ag Career Day Feb. 3.
The job fair will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Great Hall of Iowa State's Memorial...
January 25th, 2010
Former Secretary of Ag Schafer to speak at Iowa State Feb. 9
AMES, Iowa — Ed Schafer, former governor of North Dakota and 29th secretary of agriculture, will present "Innovation in Global Agriculture in the 21st Century" Feb. 9 at Iowa State University.
The lecture will begin at 8 p.m. in the Great...
January 5th, 2010
Associate Dean Gerald Miller tours Iraqi agricultural colleges
AMES, Iowa — Gerald Miller, associate dean of extension and outreach in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University, joined six agriculture college deans from across the country in early December for a visit of Iraqi...