News Releases 2013

December 19th, 2013 Iowa State Faculty Member to Head Distillers Grains Technology Council
AMES, Iowa — The Distillers Grains Technology Council has named Kurt Rosentrater, an assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University, to be its executive director and...

December 19th, 2013 Student Business Launched Through ISU Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative Program
Agricultural Concepts recently launched a product called TrackTill with the help of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative. Colin Hurd, an Iowa State University 2013 agricultural studies graduate,...

December 5th, 2013 Endowed Professorship Presented to Iowa State University Faculty Member
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Institute for Cooperatives has provided support for an endowed professorship presented to Keri Jacobs, an Iowa State University assistant professor who studies cooperative economics. “That the cooperatives in Iowa would...

Matt Helmers in the field.
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...

Hongwei Xin named endowed professor
November 12th, 2013 Iowa State University Air Quality Specialist Named Endowed Professor
AMES, Iowa — Hongwei Xin, director of the Egg Industry Center and Iowa State University professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering and animal science, has been named the inaugural Iowa Egg Council Endowed Professor. “It is truly an...

November 11th, 2013 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alums and Friends Honored
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented awards at the annual Alumni Association Honors and Awards Ceremony on November 8. ...

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...

November 5th, 2013 Charles R. and Margo S. Wood Scholarship Awarded to Ross Lilienthal
AMES, Iowa - Ross Lilienthal, a junior in agricultural studies, received the 2013 Charles R. and Margo S. Woods scholarship, awarded through the Iowa State University Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative. The $1,500 scholarship was awarded...

Sue Lamont, Iowa State University animal scientist, is part of a $6 million research program to breed disease-resistant and heat-tolerant chickens in Africa.
October 30th, 2013 ISU a Partner in USAID Program to Develop Disease-resistant, Heat-tolerant Chickens for Africa
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is a partner on a $6 million research program to breed disease-resistant and heat-tolerant chickens in Africa. The new effort is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of Feed...

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...

Chris Tuggle
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...

Kan Wang portrait
October 11th, 2013 World Food Prize Winner Mentored Iowa State Agronomy Professor
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University agronomy Professor Kan Wang has kept up a weekly correspondence with World Food Prize winner Marc Van Montagu since studying with him,...

October 9th, 2013 Iowa State University Extension Revises Nutrient Management Recommendations
AMES, Iowa — Advances in soil-testing research has led Iowa State University Extension agronomists to revise recommendations for phosphorus, potassium and lime. “Field research is conducted continuously to assure that nutrient management...

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 23rd, 2013 Iowa State University Announces New Iowa Corn Promotion Board Endowed Chair in Genetics
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has announced an investment from the Iowa Corn Promotion Board to establish an endowed faculty position in genetics in ISU’s Department of Agronomy. The inaugural...

Mark Honeyman
September 11th, 2013 Iowa State University Professor Honored for Research Accomplishments
AMES, Iowa — Mark Honeyman, an Iowa State University professor of animal science and agricultural education and studies, has been presented a research award by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The Dean Lee R. Kolmer Award for...

Susan Carpenter
September 11th, 2013 Iowa State University Professor Honored with Faculty Development Award
AMES, Iowa — Susan Carpenter, a professor of animal science at Iowa State University, has been presented the Rossmann Manatt Faculty Development Award by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The award, which was presented Sept. 10 at...

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 $...

Hongwei Xin
September 3rd, 2013 Iowa State University in the Forefront of Air Emissions Research at Midwest Swine Facility
AMES, Iowa — A first-of-its-kind study by Iowa State University scientists is seeking to fill the information gap that exists on air emissions from swine facilities. “Farmers need reliable data to determine if air emissions are above...

Roger Bruene honored
September 3rd, 2013 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Services Honors Retired Director Roger Bruene
AMES, Iowa — The renovated office suite of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Services at Iowa State University was dedicated last week to honor Roger Bruene, the former director. The Roger Bruene Career Services Suite was...

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 20th, 2013 Registration Opens for 2014 Entrepreneurial Agribusiness Executive Conference
AMES, Iowa –– Registration is open for the 2014 Entrepreneurship Agribusiness Executive Conference, which is hosted by Iowa State University’s Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative. The conference is designed to promote discussions on issues...

August 20th, 2013 Late-season Field Days Scheduled at Iowa State University Research Farms
AMES, Iowa — The late-summer field days at Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms beginning Aug. 28 will deal with crop production issues as harvest approaches. The field days are...

John Lawrence, director of Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension and Outreach and associate dean for Extension Programs and Outreach
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 9th, 2013 ISU, University of Kentucky to Lead New Arthropod Management Research Center
AMES, Iowa —  The National Science Foundation has funded an industry-university cooperative research center that will explore new strategies for managing insect pests that devastate crops and harm human health. Led by Iowa State University and...

August 7th, 2013 Field day at Iowa State University Ag Engineering/Agronomy Research Farm on Aug. 30
Ames, Iowa — A field day will be held on Aug. 30, hosted by the Iowa State University Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy Research Farm, rural Boone, from 9 a.m. to noon with lunch...

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 31st, 2013 ISU Coordinates STEM Grant to Certify Teachers in Agricultural Education Curriculum
AMES, Iowa— This summer nearly 80 Iowa agriculture teachers will be certified to help students advance in math and science with the leadership of Michael Retallick, Iowa State University agricultural education and studies associate professor....

July 24th, 2013 Aug. 1 Field Day Brings Turfgrass Specialists to Iowa State University Research Station
AMES, Iowa — Turfgrass specialists who work with golf courses, athletic fields and lawn care services will meet at 8 a.m. Aug. 1 for an annual field day at the Iowa State University Horticulture...

July 24th, 2013 Media Advisory: The Science and Practice of Farming Featured in ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni Magazine
  AMES, Iowa – Teaching, research and extension programs focused on farming are featured in the latest issue of STORIES in Agriculture and Life Sciences from Iowa State University. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni magazine...

July 23rd, 2013 Iowa State University Researchers to Focus on Crops at Aug. 1 Field Day
AMES, Iowa — An Aug. 1 field day at the Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm near Lewis includes topics of interest to crop producers in southwest Iowa. The field day will begin at...

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 19th, 2013 Iowa State Researchers Study Precision Nutrition for Niche Market Swine Operations
AMES, Iowa — Niche market swine producers may soon have data to precisely match the nutrients in feed with the needs of their pigs. John Mabry, professor of animal science at Iowa State University, is working with the Iowa Pork Producers...

July 18th, 2013 ISU Part of Team Honored for Excellence in Swine Nutrition Research
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University is part of a team that has received the 2013 North Central Region Excellence in Multistate Research Award presented by the North Central Regional Association of State Agricultural Experiment Station Directors....

July 18th, 2013 Iowa State University Field Days Offer Ideas for Gardeners
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms will host a series of Demonstration Garden Field Days beginning July 22. Among the plants featured at the gardens will be a...

July 16th, 2013 Iowa State University Student Selected for Oxfam America Initiative
AMES, Iowa— An Iowa State University student is one of 50 nationwide to be selected for Oxfam America’s CHANGE Initiative to provide relief against hunger and poverty. Rebecca Chamberlin of Windsor Heights, Iowa, is a junior majoring in global...

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 11th, 2013 Iowa State University to Assess Carbon Content of Land it Owns and Manages
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has begun an environmental assessment to determine the amount of carbon in the soil of the land that it and its affiliated organizations own and manage. “One increasingly recognized method of evaluating land in...

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 9th, 2013 Iowa State University Researchers Examine Genetic Cause of Dog Disorder
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University animal scientist Max Rothschild hopes a recent American Kennel Club podcast helps raise interest in his research for the organization. He and his colleagues have been working on the genetic component of canine...

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...

Kling portrait
July 2nd, 2013 Economics Professor Named Center for Agricultural and Rural Development Director
AMES, Iowa — Cathy Kling has been named the new director of Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD). Kling, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of...

July 1st, 2013 ISU George Washington Carver Interns Get Hands-on Research Experience
AMES, Iowa — This summer students from throughout the United States are learning about scientific research through the Iowa State University George Washington Carver Internship program. The program, which is sponsored by the College of...

June 12th, 2013 Iowa State University’s Late-June Field Days to Focus on Crops
AMES, Iowa — Crop production concerns arising from the cold and wet conditions this spring will be among the topics covered during late-June field days at Iowa State University Research and Demonstration...

June 5th, 2013 Iowa State University Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant For Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences received a grant for $100,000 from Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Margaret Smith, Value Added...

June 4th, 2013 Iowa State University Specialty Crop Field Days June 18 and 19
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms will host field days June 18 and 19 focusing on field and horticultural crops and maintaining timbered areas. The Muscatine Island...

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 13th, 2013 Cause of Seasonal Infertility in Sows Studied at Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University animal scientists are searching for reasons and solutions for seasonal infertility in sows, including what may be the first scientific study of insulin’s possible role in the problem. Aileen Keating and Jason...

May 10th, 2013 Farming Practices to Minimize Ill Effects on Bees and Other Pollinators
AMES, Iowa -- Farmers being observant with seed treatments at planting and pesticide applications during the growing season could minimize ill effects on bee populations, according to Iowa State University entomologists. In a U.S. Department of...

May 10th, 2013 Chair of Iowa State University Department of Animal Science to Retire
AMES, Iowa -- Maynard Hogberg will retire as chair of the Iowa State University Department of Animal Science. He will continue to serve as chair until a search is completed. A search committee to find a...

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 8th, 2013 Iowa Farm Bureau Provides $150,000 to Iowa State University's Entrepreneurship and Animal Care Programs
AMES, Iowa -- The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) has provided $150,000 to support two programs in the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. One encourages budding entrepreneurs to return to rural Iowa and another...

May 6th, 2013 Website and Blog Share Crop Research to Engage Corn-Belt Farmers
AMES, Iowa -- Farmers in the Corn Belt have two new Internet portals to the latest research findings on how to increase the resiliency of corn-based cropping systems under variable weather conditions. The new "Sustainable Corn" website...

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 29th, 2013 Iowa State University Seeks Livestock Producers' Input for Ethanol Coproducts Survey
AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University is conducting a nationwide survey of livestock producers' use of feed-related coproducts from ethanol production. "The feedback gained from the survey will be used to help improve coproduct quality, which can help...

April 25th, 2013 Iowa State National Agri-Marketing Chapter Receives Awards at Annual Conference
AMES, Iowa -- The Iowa State University National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) chapter won second place in the John Deere Signature Award competition at the association's annual conference and trade show April 16-19 in Kansas City, Mo....

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 11th, 2013 U.S.-China Commission Sets April 25 Hearing on China Agriculture at Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa -- On April 25, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission will hold a public hearing on China's agriculture policy and U.S. access to China's market at Iowa State University. Detailed information is posted...

April 11th, 2013 Iowa State Economist Honored by American Agricultural Editors' Association
AMES, Iowa -- Mike Duffy, an Iowa State University professor of economics, will be presented the Distinguished Service Award this summer by the American Agricultural Editors' Association. "Mike's leadership in helping beginning...

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...

April 2nd, 2013 Iowa State Professor Appointed Chair of USDA Advisory Council
AMES, Iowa -- Manjit Misra, Iowa State University professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering and director of the Seed Science Center, has been named chairman of the National Genetic Resources...

March 29th, 2013 Iowa State University Hires Agricultural Specialists for Research Programs
AMES, Iowa -- Agricultural specialists have joined Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms to help conduct research around the state. Chad Huffman has joined the Northwest Research...

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 25th, 2013 Powell-Coffman named chair of Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology at Iowa State
AMES, Iowa -- Jo Anne Powell-Coffman is the new chair of the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology at Iowa State University. Powell-Coffman has served as interim chair of the department since July 2011. She succeeded Martin...

March 15th, 2013 Canadian Scientist to Join Iowa State as Monsanto Chair in Soybean Breeding
AMES, Iowa -- A Canadian agronomist will soon begin work as the new Monsanto Chair in Soybean Breeding at Iowa State University. Asheesh "Danny" Singh, a research scientist and wheat breeder at the Semiarid Prairie Agricultural Research...

March 13th, 2013 Jim Tobin to Present Hertz Lecture at Iowa State University March 28
AMES, Iowa -- Jim Tobin, vice president of industry affairs at Monsanto Company, will present the 2013 Carl and Marjory Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture March 28 at Iowa State University. Tobin, an Iowa State alum, will present...

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 21st, 2013 Proposed Bioplastics Center at Iowa State University Receives NSF Planning Grant
AMES, Iowa -- The Biopolymers and Biocomposites Research Team (BBRT) at Iowa State University has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) planning grant to develop a center at that will focus on bioplastics and biocomposites. The grant is...

February 20th, 2013 Iowa Hall of Pride Features ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A new agricultural exhibit in the Iowa Hall of Pride features Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The Iowa State portion of an exhibit about agriculture in Iowa includes video interviews with...

February 11th, 2013 New Iowa State University Weather Stations To Monitor Soil Moisture
AMES, Iowa -- Farmers will be able to check soil moisture levels around the state when Iowa State University's Department of Agronomy upgrades weather stations at several research and demonstration...

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 College Honors Council for Agricultural Science and Technology CEO
AMES, Iowa -- The CEO of the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) has been honored by the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. John Bonner, who is retiring today...

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 31st, 2013 New Assistant Dean for Diversity Named at College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
AMES, Iowa -- An agricultural educator from Tennessee has been named the new assistant dean for diversity at Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Theressa Cooper, director of Academic Success Programs and Outreach...

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...

January 22nd, 2013 ISU Beginning Farmers Network Conference Scheduled for Feb. 2
AMES, Iowa -- The Iowa State University Beginning Farmers Network will hold its 2013 Beginning Farmers Conference Feb. 2 at the Scheman Building. "The Beginning Farmers Network...

January 18th, 2013 ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Present Awards to Faculty and 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. 17. Award winners include: Steven Lonergan, animal science professor, received...