October 18th, 2012
Iowa State Students Gather Nutritional Data for United Nations
AMES, Iowa -- Worldwide there's a variety of animal breeds raised for food, but the nutritional differences of those meats has never been documented -- until now.
Students from Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life...
October 10th, 2012
University of Maryland Ecologist to Speak at Pesek Colloquium
AMES, Iowa — Agriculture’s place in Earth’s ecology will be the focus of the 2012 Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture Oct. 29 at Iowa State University.
Erle Ellis, an associate professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental...
September 26th, 2012
Iowa State University Job Fair Set to Break Recruiter Record
AMES, Iowa -- The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University expects to hold its largest job fair Oct. 16.
"Probably close to 200 organizations will be in attendance, compared with 175 last year," said Mike Gaul, director of...
September 20th, 2012
Iowa State University Researcher Seeks to Understand DNA Repair
AMES, Iowa -- An Iowa State University scientist is studying the process organisms use to repair DNA damage, opening up implications for human health and cancer research.
Everything that has DNA needs a way to repair it from a variety of assaults,...
September 4th, 2012
Jim Farrell to Present Deal Lecture at Iowa State Sept. 20
AMES, Iowa -- Jim Farrell, president and CEO of Farmers National Company, will present the 2012 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Sept. 20 at Iowa State University.
He will present "The Changing Role of Leaders in a Bullish Farmland Market...
August 6th, 2012
Feed Energy Names Two ISU Students Excellence in Ag Scholars
AMES, Iowa -- Feed Energy of Des Moines has named two Iowa State University students as scholarship recipients in its 2012 Excellence in Ag Scholarship Program.
Bethany Olson and Colin Hurd will each receive a $2,500 scholarship from Feed Energy for...
July 24th, 2012
Iowa State Researcher Studies Interaction of Genes and Environment
AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University researcher Amy Toth finds the social interactions of the wasps she studies remarkably similar to those of humans.
"In terms of social behavior, they're the most human-like insects," she said. "They live in small...
July 12th, 2012
Iowa State University Professor Honored by Chinese University
AMES, Iowa -- John Downing, Iowa State University professor of ecology, evolution and organismal biology and agricultural and biosystems engineering, was presented an honorary chair and professorship by China's Nanchang University.
The chair is...
July 10th, 2012
Iowa State Scientists Discover How Nematodes Attacks Plants
AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University plant pathologists have made a breakthrough in deciphering how plant-parasitic microscopic roundworms called cyst nematodes infect plants, like soybeans.
"Cyst nematodes have learned to communicate with plant...
June 19th, 2012
Workshop Helps Instructors Teach About Energy and Agriculture
AMES, Iowa — Teachers from around the country learned about renewable energy relating to agriculture last week at a workshop at Iowa State University.
"The production and use of energy is one of the most rapidly changing technology areas in the...
May 23rd, 2012
ISU Dairy Farm to Celebrate Dairy Month June 8
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Dairy Farm will celebrate Dairy Month on June 8 from 6 to 11 a.m.
The event is open to the public and will include tours of the barns from 6:30 — 10:30 a.m. The discovery center for children will open at 7 a.m...
April 25th, 2012
Iowa State NAMA Chapter Wins National Agri-Marketing Competition
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) chapter won first place in the association's Student Marketing Team Competition, held in conjunction with the association's annual conference and trade show April 17-...
April 23rd, 2012
ISU Fills Faculty Position in Economics of Cooperatives
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University faculty member will fill a research and extension position focused on the economics of cooperatives and working with Iowa cooperatives to address emerging issues.
Keri Jacobs, an assistant professor of economics...
April 11th, 2012
Agricultural Specialists Added to Expand ISU FARM Research Project
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms and ISU Extension have hired two agricultural specialists to expand the ISU Farmer Assisted Research and Management, or ISU FARM, project.
Micah Smidt and Zachary Koopman will work...
March 20th, 2012
Jodi Sterle Named Second Recipient of Harman Professorship
AMES, Iowa — Jodi Sterle has been named the second recipient of the Eldred and Donna Harman Professorship for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Iowa State University's Department of Animal Science.
The endowed position was established by...
March 6th, 2012
Iowa State University Student Team Repeats Turf Bowl Title
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University Turf Club student team won the 2012 Collegiate Turf Bowl Competition last week at the annual Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Education Conference.
It was the 12th time over the past...
March 1st, 2012
ISU Dairy Extension Team Receives College Team Award
The Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Team Award was presented to the Iowa State University Dairy Extension Team.
The Team develops plans and educational events to address issues in dairy production and herd management...
January 25th, 2012
No Limits to the Value of an Agriculture Degree
(Editor's note: The following article, written by four Midwestern deans of agriculture, addresses a recent Yahoo Education article, "College Majors that are Useless.")
Jay T. Akridge
Glenn W. Sample Dean, College of Agriculture,...
January 18th, 2012
Iowa State University's Spring Ag Career Day Set for Feb. 1
AMES, Iowa — About 100 employers are expected to recruit students Feb. 1 at the Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences spring career fair.
"We are seeing companies and organizations that were not at our fall event...