December 3rd, 2013
Iowa State Scientists Team Up to Keep Nitrates on Fields
AMES, Iowa — Keeping nitrogen fertilizer on farm fields, to support optimum crop growth, and out of streams and rivers is no simple formula. It’s complex.
“Think ‘writing a novel’ versus ‘writing a recipe,’ ” said Matthew Helmers, an associate...
November 25th, 2013
Iowa State University Alum Named Superintendent of Research Farm
AMES, Iowa — The oldest Iowa State University research farm has a new superintendent.
Micah Smidt has been named superintendent of the Northern Research and Demonstration Farm in Kanawha. He replaces David Rueber who retired, after working at...
November 11th, 2013
Students Nominate Donald Lewis for Online Teacher of the Year
AMES, Iowa - Donald Lewis was named the Ag Online Teacher of the year by the Iowa State University Brenton Center for Agricultural Instruction and Technology Transfer.
The award is based on student feedback. This is the second year the award has...
November 6th, 2013
ISU Students Visit Farms During Agriculture Weekend Experience
AMES, Iowa— Learning what it takes to manage an Iowa farm is what Iowa State University students took away from the 2013 Agriculture Weekend Experience (AWE) program.
In October, eight College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students spent a...
October 28th, 2013
Wanted: Blood for Vampire Bats
By Lynn Laws
AMES, Iowa — Granted, “Got blood?” is a unique dietary request. But it’s genuine (and harmless) if it’s coming from an animal nutritionist at a zoo that cares for vampire bats.
Cheryl Morris is an assistant professor of animal...
October 17th, 2013
Iowa State Animal Scientist Helps Coordinate Swine Genome Program
AMES, Iowa — Chris Tuggle, Iowa State University professor of animal science, has been named co-coordinator of the U.S. Swine Genome Coordination Program.
Tuggle will coordinate the program with Cathy Ernst, a professor of animal science at...
October 15th, 2013
Iowa State Students and Vendors Prepare for Bacon Expo
AMES, Iowa – From cupcakes to traditional bacon items, 21 tents will be filled with vendors and student clubs at the Oct. 19 first-ever Iowa State University Bacon Expo at the Iowa State Scheman Center courtyard from 1-5 p.m.
“We are excited to...
October 2nd, 2013
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Cedar County, Iowa
DES MOINES – Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Mechanicsville in northern Cedar County, making this the fourth location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa. Allamakee County...
October 1st, 2013
Ag Career Day Job Fair Set for Oct. 15 at Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa — The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University is holding its largest job fair ever Oct. 15.
More than 230 companies and organizations will participate in Ag Career Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lied...
September 24th, 2013
Howard Hill to Present Deal Lecture at Iowa State Oct. 9
AMES, Iowa – Howard Hill, president-elect of the National Pork Producers Council and strategic council to Iowa Select Farms, will present the 2013 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Oct. 9 at Iowa State University.
He will present “...
September 11th, 2013
$10,000 Murray Wise Scholarship Awarded to Karl Kerns
AMES, Iowa – Karl Kerns, an Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences senior in animal science, has been awarded the 2013 Murray Wise Associates Agriculture Entrepreneurship Scholarship.
Kerns was selected to receive the $...
August 30th, 2013
Iowa State University Bacon Expo Ticket Sales Begin Sept. 6
AMES, Iowa – Tickets go on sale Sept. 6 for the Iowa State University Bacon Expo. The family-themed event will be held Oct. 19 in the Scheman Building Courtyard at the Iowa State Center from 1-5 p.m.
A total of 1,200 admission tickets will be...
August 21st, 2013
ISU Agricultural Education and Studies Professor Receives Awards
AMES, Iowa – Ryan Anderson, Iowa State University assistant professor in agricultural education and studies, received two awards this summer.
Anderson was selected as a 2013 Iowa regional and national winner of the Ideas Unlimited award from the...
August 9th, 2013
Iowa State University Economists Have Cautious Message for Farmers
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University economists are cautioning farmers to be prepared for a potential downturn in the values of commodities and land.
John Lawrence, director of Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension and Outreach and associate...
August 1st, 2013
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed In Jefferson County, Iowa
DES MOINES – Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Fairfield in Jefferson County, making this the third location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa. Allamakee County was declared...
July 23rd, 2013
Livestock Field Day Features Niche Markets -- and a Yurt
NEWELL, Iowa – Insulated portable dwellings used for thousands of years by nomadic people in central Asia have found another creative use on an Iowa State University research farm: keeping baby pigs comfortable.
Researchers have custom-fitted a...
July 16th, 2013
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Des Moines County, Iowa
DES MOINES – Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Burlington in Des Moines County, making this the second location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa. It initially had been found...
July 10th, 2013
Farmers Reminded to Handle Unplanted Treated Seeds Properly
DES MOINES – Iowa farmers are reminded to properly handle treated seeds that were unable to be planted this year due to the historically wet spring weather. Seeds treated with a pesticide to protect them from pests or disease cannot enter the...
July 8th, 2013
ISU and Heifer International to Partner to End World Hunger
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University and Heifer International, an international development nonprofit organization, have agreed to explore new opportunities and projects to use science to address world hunger and poverty.
The collaboration is the...
June 4th, 2013
Students Participate in Iowa State University Program in Uganda
AMES, Iowa – On June 7, eight Iowa State University undergraduate students will be departing for a six-week program to work with Ugandan university students to create a bi-national team which assists children and communities in rural Uganda....
May 23rd, 2013
Iowa State University Updates Method for Rating Soil Productivity
AMES, Iowa — Advances in soil science have necessitated an update in the Corn Suitability Rating (CSR), a system for rating the crop-growing productivity of Iowa soil, according to Iowa State University agronomist Lee Burras.
“Advances in soil-...
May 21st, 2013
ISU Dairy Farm Celebrates Fifth Annual June Dairy Month Open House
AMES, Iowa — Milk, cheese, ice cream and yogurt – these foods may not be found on a stick at the Iowa State Fair, but the Iowa State University Dairy Farm will be providing free samples at its annual June Dairy Month open house.
On Friday, June 7...
May 14th, 2013
Homeowners Urged to Use Insecticides Carefully to Protect Bees
AMES, Iowa — The careful use of insecticides by homeowners will help minimize ill effects on honeybee populations, according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach entomologist Laura Jesse.
A U.S. Department of Agriculture and...
May 8th, 2013
ISU FARM to Expand Farmer-assisted Research Concept
AMES, Iowa -- A pilot program that helps farmers conduct research in their own fields has been so popular that it is expanding across the state.
ISU FARM, which stands for Farmer Assisted Research and Management, was the brainchild of the Northwest...
May 2nd, 2013
Hy-Line International Donates Geneticist's Time to Iowa State
AMES, Iowa --Hy-Line International, a world leader in poultry genetics based in Dallas Center, Iowa, will share one of its scientists with Iowa State University.
Hy-Line hired Anna Wolc as a full-time genomics geneticist last year. Under a first-...
April 15th, 2013
ISU Crops Team Wins First Place Awards
AMES, Iowa -- The Iowa State University Crops Team had two team wins and an individual first place ranking at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Crops Contest held in Lubbock, Texas from April 2-6.
The Iowa State team...
April 12th, 2013
ISU Greenhouse Naming Honors Charles V. Hall
AMES, Iowa -- A ceremony to name the Iowa State University horticulture greenhouses the Charles V. Hall Greenhouses was held today on campus.
Hall is an emeritus professor and served as chair of the Department of Horticulture from 1974 to 1990....
April 9th, 2013
ISU Prairie Strips Study Yields Options to Improve Conservation
AMES, Iowa -- Prairie strips placed within fields offer a way for row-crop producers to meet environmental goals while still satisfying demands for food, feed and fuel, according to Iowa State University research.
"Results of our study...
April 4th, 2013
Iowa State Students Broaden International Agri-marketing Skills
AMES, Iowa -- Students in the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative's International Agri-Business Field Experience Program are consulting with a business in Greece that plans to expand into the U.S. market.
Macedonian Thrace Brewery, in...
March 25th, 2013
93rd Annual Block and Bridle Conference to be Hosted by ISU
AMES, Iowa -- The 93rd National Block and Bridle Convention, the first one ever to take place at Iowa State University, will be held in Ames from April 4-6. The Iowa State University Block and Bridle Club, one of the largest clubs in the nation,...
March 12th, 2013
Renowned Geneticist to Speak at Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa -- Trudy Mackay, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the William Neal Reynolds and Distinguished University Professor of Genetics and Entomology at North Carolina State University, will be the featured speaker March 27 at...
February 1st, 2013
ISU Professor Named Stanford University Leopold Leadership Fellow
AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University professor Lisa Schulte Moore has received a fellowship from the 2013 Leopold Leadership Program at Stanford University's Woods Institute for the Environment.
Schulte Moore is an associate professor in the...
January 31st, 2013
Agronomist joins Iowa State University's Corn-breeding Program
AMES, Iowa -- An agronomy professor recently joined Iowa State University to specialize in corn breeding.
Jianming Yu, a former associate professor at Kansas State University, joined Iowa State's Department of Agronomy Jan. 1. DuPont Pioneer...
January 23rd, 2013
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alums Honored
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented awards at the annual Alumni Association Honors and Awards Ceremony in October.
Dennis Casey received the Floyd Andre Award Floyd Andre Award. The award...
January 23rd, 2013
More Than 100 Organizations Set to Recruit at ISU's Ag Career Day
AMES, Iowa -- More than 100 organizations will be on the Iowa State University campus Feb. 6 to recruit at the spring job fair of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Ag Career Day is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the...