December 15th, 2011
Iowa State Professor to Lead Regional Aquaculture Center
AMES, Iowa — Joe Morris, professor of natural resource ecology and management at Iowa State University, has been named director of the North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC).
Morris has been associate director of the Center since 2000....
October 31st, 2011
Iowa State University Hires New Extension Food Safety Specialist
AMES, Iowa — Angela Laury will work with Iowa producers and manufacturers to promote food safety as the new food safety specialist for Iowa State University Extension.
Laury began work in August as an assistant professor in food science and human...
October 21st, 2011
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alums Honored
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented awards today at the annual Alumni Association Honors and Awards Ceremony.
Jim Frevert, who retired from Hertz Farm Management Inc. in Nevada, Iowa in 2003,...
October 21st, 2011
Curtiss Classroom Dedication Honors Harold and Rachel Crawford
AMES, Iowa — A dedication for the Harold and Rachel Crawford Agricultural Teacher Education Complex at Iowa State University was held today.
The complex offers state-of-the art equipment for students and office facilities for graduate students....
October 20th, 2011
Iowa State University Soil Judging Team Wins Regional Competition
AMES, Iowa — A team of Iowa State University students won the 2011 American Society of Agronomy Region 5 Collegiate Soil Judging Contest in Pierre, S.D. Sept. 26-30. Eight Midwest universities and 61 students competed in the contest.
The team will...
October 10th, 2011
Scott Irwin to Present Deal Lecture at Iowa State Oct. 25
AMES, Iowa — Economist Scott Irwin will present the 2011 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Oct. 25 at Iowa State University.
He will present "How Agricultural Economics Saved Futures Markets: An Untold Story of Leadership" at 7 p...
October 4th, 2011
Iowa State Agriculture Career Fair Reflects Demand for Graduates
AMES, Iowa — This year's agricultural career fair at Iowa State University Oct. 18 is on track to duplicate last year's busy event.
More than 1,400 students took part in Ag Career Day last year, representing 75 ISU majors and 18 other...
September 21st, 2011
ISU Kolmer Award Recognizes Research that Benefits Iowans
AMES, Iowa — Two professors in the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have been honored for their research in mitigating livestock odors and developing environmentally beneficial cattle production.
ISU's Dean Lee R....
September 2nd, 2011
Iowa State University Greenhouse Dedication Sept. 3
AMES, Iowa — New state-of-the-art horticulture greenhouses will be dedicated on the Iowa State University campus Sept. 3.
The $4 million teaching and research facility replaces 98-year-old greenhouses that were demolished in 2010. The new 12,000...
August 16th, 2011
ISU Ag Business Club wins national award sixth year in a row
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Agricultural Business Club has been named the National Outstanding Chapter by the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) for the sixth consecutive year.
Students received the awards and...
August 10th, 2011
Research on pig lameness could save producers $23 million a year
AMES, Iowa — Understanding and solving lameness in pigs could save producers $23 million a year.
Anna Johnson, an Iowa State University animal scientist, will be leading a research project to understand lameness in pigs and provide solutions to...
August 8th, 2011
Iowa Learning Farms and ISU Extension to host field day Aug. 25
AMES, Iowa — Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms and ISU Extension are hosting a field day at the Agricultural Engineering and Agronomy Farm, near Ames, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
The field day...
July 21st, 2011
Tractor Rebuilt by Iowa State Students to be Sold at Auction
AMES, Iowa — Not everyone can see a torn-apart tractor lost among the bushes as a treasure.
But to the Iowa State University Antique Tractor Club, that is just what members look for.
This past school year, the club of about 20 members took on the...
June 29th, 2011
Iowa State University Joins Sustainable Hen Housing Study
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University will team with researchers from Michigan State University, University of California, Davis and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service to study the sustainability of laying hen-...
June 29th, 2011
Plant Care Information Offered at Horticulture Field Day July 19
AMES, Iowa — The third annual Iowa State University All Horticulture Field Day July 19 has something for everyone who enjoys gardening or caring for their yards.
The event will include tours of ornamental plant trials, plastic mulch demonstrations,...
June 23rd, 2011
Iowa State Animal Scientists to Study Heat Stress in Poultry
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University animal scientists are collaborating on a study of poultry genetics and management to help chickens deal with increased heat.
A $4.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agriculture and Food...
June 21st, 2011
Iowa State Entomologist Named DuPont Young Professor
AMES, Iowa — Aaron Gassmann, assistant professor of entomology at Iowa State University, is one of 18 scientists from around the world to receive a 2011 DuPont Young Professor Award.
The DuPont Young Professor program began in 1967 to provide start-...
May 31st, 2011
Iowa State Research Farm Field Days to Begin June 15
AMES, Iowa — The latest in field-based research of crop production and management will be on display beginning June 15 at Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farm field days across Iowa.
Field days consist of tours of research and...
May 18th, 2011
Iowa State Animal Scientist Leads Research on Swine Heat Stress
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University animal scientist is leading a research project to understand the physiological impacts of heat stress on pigs.
"The primary objectives are to evaluate why and how heat stress reduces swine productivity,...
May 9th, 2011
Iowa State to Lead Alternative Hen-housing Study
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University researchers will join with University of California-Davis scientists to investigate alternative egg production systems to help improve animal welfare and other practices.
The two-year, $700,000 research project is...
April 26th, 2011
Iowa State Students Place First in National Agriculture Contest
AMES, Iowa — A team of Iowa State University students finished first and second in North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) contests held in Modesto, Calif. April 14-16.
The students won the Ag Knowledge Bowl and placed second...
April 15th, 2011
Iowa State Faculty Part of Feed Efficiency Study of Beef Cattle
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University animal scientists are on a team of researchers and extension specialists focusing on nutrition and genetics to improve cattle feeding efficiency.
The University of Missouri is leading the study, which is funded by...
April 13th, 2011
FarmHouse Fraternity at Iowa State Named Chapter of Distinction
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University chapter of FarmHouse Fraternity has received the North American Interfraternity Conference Chapter Award of Distinction.
The award was presented at the conference's annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on...
March 31st, 2011
Egg Industry Center Hosts Issues Forum April 7
AMES, Iowa — Food safety, animal welfare, hen housing and environmental quality will be the focus of the third annual egg industry issues forum hosted by Iowa State University's Egg Industry Center.
"The goal of the forum is to update or...
March 10th, 2011
AgDiscovery Program Seeks Teens for Summer Learning Experience
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) invite youth interested in studying animals to apply for the AgDiscovery program.
APHIS is partnering with 13...
March 4th, 2011
Interim Director to Change at Iowa State's Leopold Center
AMES, Iowa — Lois Wright Morton is stepping down as interim director of Iowa State University's Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture to lead a regional research project on climate and agriculture.
On a short-term basis, Mark Honeyman, a...
February 28th, 2011
Training Scheduled to Meet New Requirement to Sell Morel Mushrooms
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has scheduled a series of certification workshops in April for people who want to sell morel mushrooms.
"The aim of the workshops is to help assure that misidentified mushrooms are not sold as morels. People...
February 24th, 2011
Harrisvaccines receives entrepreneurial award
AMES, Iowa — Harrisvaccines Inc. received the Tibbetts award from the Small Business Administration (SBA) for its technological innovation, entrepreneurship and economic impact.
"This award represents the culmination of an effort we began six...
February 22nd, 2011
Business Incubator Program Supports Undergrad Entrepreneurs
AMES, Iowa — Undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have a unique opportunity to develop their business ideas through the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiatives' Student Incubator.
The new program gives...
February 14th, 2011
Student Team Wins Ninth Turf Bowl Title in 10 Years
AMES, Iowa — A Iowa State University Turf Club student team won first place at the 2011 Collegiate Turf Bowl Competition at the annual Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Education Conference on Feb. 10 in Orlando.
This is the ninth...
February 14th, 2011
Iowa State Professor Presented Aquatic Science Award
AMES, Iowa — John Downing, a professor of ecology, evolution, and organismal biology at Iowa State University, was honored today by the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography.
Downing was presented the society's Ruth Patrick Award...
February 8th, 2011
Leopold Center's Pirog Accepts New Position at Michigan State
AMES, Iowa — Rich Pirog, associate director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University, has accepted a position at Michigan State University.
Pirog will become senior associate director of the Center for Sustainable...
January 31st, 2011
Iowa State's Spring Ag Career Day Rescheduled for Feb. 3
AMES, Iowa — The spring Ag Career Day has been rescheduled due to the expected winter storm.
The event, which was scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 2, will instead take place Thursday, Feb. 3, at the same time and place: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the...
January 19th, 2011
Iowa State University's Spring Ag Career Day Set for Feb. 2
AMES, Iowa — The spring version of Ag Career Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Memorial Union on the Iowa State University campus.
The job fair is open to Iowa State students, alumni and the general public.
Mike Gaul, director...
January 6th, 2011
Freshwater Methane Release Changes Greenhouse Gas Equation
AMES, Iowa — An international team of scientists has released data indicating that greenhouse gas uptake by continents is less than previously thought because of methane emissions from freshwater areas.
John Downing, an Iowa State University...