December 18th, 2014
Farmland Values Fall from Historic High
Ames, Iowa – Average Iowa farmland value is now estimated to be $7,943 per acre—a drop in value of $773, or 8.9 percent, per acre. Land values were determined by the Iowa Land Value Survey, which was conducted in November by the Center for...
December 17th, 2014
Gung-ho Globies finalists in Thought For Food Challenge
They call themselves the Gung-ho Globies and appropriately so, the Iowa State University student team was chosen as one of 10 teams worldwide to compete for $10,000 in seed money for developing an innovative idea to feed the world.
December 10th, 2014
Beermann to Lead Animal Science Department at Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa — Animal scientist Donald Beermann has been named the chair of the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University.
Beermann, a former animal science professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will begin his new duties Jan...
December 4th, 2014
Iowa Land Value Survey News Conference Set for Dec. 18
AMES, Iowa — A news conference will be held at 10 a.m. on Dec. 18 announcing the results of the 2014 Iowa Land Value Survey conducted by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University.
The news conference will take...
December 4th, 2014
Online Tool Helps Farmers with Nitrogen Application Decisions
AMES, Iowa — A federally funded climate initiative, that includes Iowa State University, has launched a new online decision support tool to help farmers and farm advisers manage the application of in-field nitrogen for maximizing crop yields and...
December 3rd, 2014
ISU to Lead New Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Board of Regents today approved the National Science Foundation Industry & University Cooperative Research Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites.
The center’s research will develop knowledge about the production of...
November 24th, 2014
100 Years of Making Forestry Curriculum Real and Relevant
AMES, Iowa — Making forestry curriculum relevant and applying land management concepts and skills to real-world situations has been the role of Iowa State University’s annual forestry camp since 1914.
“What’s really cool is that students learn...
October 31st, 2014
Animal Science Professor Earns National USDA Teaching Award
AMES, Iowa -- An Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty member has received the annual U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Agricultural Sciences Regional Excellence in Teaching Award.
Curtis Youngs was one of...
October 22nd, 2014
College of Agriculture and LIfe Sciences Scholarships Awarded
AMES, Iowa – The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University recognized its scholarship recipients for the 2014-15 academic year.
The college and its departments award more than $2 million in scholarships each year....
October 16th, 2014
Farmers Share Entrepreneurial Lessons at Iowa State Event
AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State University Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative hosted their third annual Farmer Entrepreneur Panel at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agricultural Student Learning Center on Sept. 17. During the panel discussion students...
October 10th, 2014
ISU Extension Scheduling Farm Bill - Program Overview Meetings
AMES, Iowa — Iowa farmers and landowners will learn about the new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the Farm Bill) at informational meetings conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and...
October 7th, 2014
Iowa State University Soil Judging Team Wins Regional Competition
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Soil Judging Team won the Region 5 Collegiate Soil Judging contest held here Oct. 2.
ISU hosted the contest, which was authorized by the American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America....
September 22nd, 2014
Bacon Expo Tickets on Sale Oct. 10
AMES, Iowa – The second Iowa State University Bacon Expo will be Nov. 8 from 1-5 p.m. in the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agricultural Learning Center on the Iowa State campus. The cost is $8 and 1,800 tickets will be sold through MidwesTix.com or at...
September 10th, 2014
ISU Researchers Developing Nutrient and Erosion Management Tools
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University researchers expect to unveil later this year a set of decision-making tools for best management practices (BMPs) to reduce nitrogen, phosphorus and erosion/sediment losses.
John Tyndall, associate professor in...
August 28th, 2014
Ag Business Wins Outstanding Club for Eighth Time
AMES, Iowa -- The Iowa State University Agricultural Business Club won two major awards at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) conference in Minneapolis in July.
The club was named National Outstanding Chapter for the...
August 22nd, 2014
Partnership Creates Plant Science App for Teachers, Students
AMES, Iowa – A new app will give high school agri-science teachers a tool for teaching biotechnology to their students.
“The Journey of a Gene” is the product of a partnership between Iowa State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln...
July 21st, 2014
Aug. 11 Field Day to Provide Information for Produce Growers
AMES, Iowa — The 2014 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day Aug. 11 will cover topics for fruit and vegetable farmers at Iowa State University’s Horticulture Research Station.
"The field day is geared toward commercial production, but the event also...
June 17th, 2014
110-year-old Corn-judging Trophy Returns Home to Odebolt
AMES, Iowa — A 110-year-old corn-judging trophy at Iowa State University has returned home to Odebolt for the town’s annual celebration, June 20 and 21.
The A.E. Cook Corn Trophy was delivered this week to Odebolt to be displayed in conjunction...
June 4th, 2014
Iowa Soybean Research Center Approved by Iowa Board of Regents
Ankeny, Iowa – The Iowa Board of Regents today approved the formation of the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University (ISU) in Ames.
The center, a partnership between the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) and ISU, will take soybean...
June 2nd, 2014
Iowa Swine Day to Discuss Topics of Interest to Pork Producers
AMES, Iowa — The pork industry’s response to federal action phasing out some antibiotics used to promote growth in hog production will be discussed June 26 at the third annual Iowa Swine Day at Iowa State University.
“Presentations at Iowa Swine...
May 22nd, 2014
Iowa State University Research Farm Field Days Begin June 5
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms field days begin June 5 with a demonstration of cover crops at the Horticulture Research Station near here.
“There has been a steady increase in the number of growers adopting...
May 21st, 2014
Iowa State Dairy Farm Hosts Sixth Annual Open House
AMES, Iowa — Milk, cheese, ice cream and yogurt are a few of the samples that will be handed out at the Iowa State University Dairy Farm annual open house on Friday, June 6, from 6 - 11 a.m.
The sixth annual open house, which is open to the...
May 15th, 2014
Egg Industry Center Looking to Fund Research
AMES, Iowa — The Egg Industry Center (EIC) is seeking pre-proposals for egg industry-oriented research to fund through its grant award program.
“The number of pre-proposals in response to the 2013 call created a highly competitive selection...
May 8th, 2014
Iowa State Crops Team Places Second
AMES, Iowa - The Iowa State University Crops Team won second place in the four-year school division at the 2014 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Crops Contest held April 10-12 at Northwest Missouri State University....
January 21st, 2014
Iowa State University Agricultural Job Fair Set for Feb. 5
AMES, Iowa — The spring version of the Agriculture Career Day at Iowa State University offers a “second chance” for students who may have missed last fall’s record-breaking job fair.
The event is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 5...
January 16th, 2014
ISU's Iowa Nutrient Research Center Launches Website
AMES, Iowa — A website for the Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University provides information on research projects underway to improve nutrient management practices on Iowa farms.