News Releases 2017

November 20th, 2017 Interim Senior Associate Dean Named for Iowa State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
AMES, Iowa — Ruth MacDonald has been named the interim senior associate dean and associate director of the Experiment Station of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University....

November 13th, 2017 Iowa State University Faculty Presented 2017 Board on Human Sciences Awards
AMES, Iowa – Two food science and human nutrition faculty members at Iowa State University were presented awards from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Board on Human Sciences, Inc....

November 12th, 2017 Iowa State University Horticulture Professor Receives National USDA Teaching Award
AMES, Iowa — Ann Marie VanDerZanden, Iowa State University associate provost for academic programs, has been awarded the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Excellence in College and University Teaching Award for Food and Agricultural Sciences...

November 10th, 2017 Superintendent Named at Iowa State University Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm
AMES, Iowa — Terry Tuttle has been appointed superintendent of the Iowa State University Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm near Sutherland....

November 7th, 2017 Colletti Named Interim Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa — Joe Colletti, senior associate dean in Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and associate director of the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station, has been named the college’s interim dean,...

November 2nd, 2017 New Report Highlights Food and Ag Science Breakthroughs at Iowa State University and 10 Other Universities
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University and 10 other prominent research institutions have joined with the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation in urging increased federal support of food...

November 1st, 2017 Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Awards Annual Scholarships
AMES, Iowa – The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University has awarded more than 2,250 scholarships to students for this academic year. The college and its departments award more than $3 million in scholarships each year...

November 1st, 2017 Leopold Center at Iowa State University Schedules Nov. 15 Listening Session
AMES, Iowa — Calmar, in northeast Iowa, will be the site of the last listening session to help guide the future of Iowa State University’s Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. The listening...

October 31st, 2017 ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni Honored
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the Iowa State University Alumni Association presented awards at the annual Honors and...

October 26th, 2017 Panel at Iowa State University to Discuss Bringing Technology to the Marketplace
AMES, Iowa — A panel of Iowa entrepreneurs will share their stories about bringing technology to the marketplace at the Iowa State University Center for Crops Utilization Research and BioCentury Research Farm Nov. 8 affiliates meeting. The...

October 26th, 2017 Bühler Establishes Lecturer in Feed Technology Position at Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa — A gift from Bühler Inc. has established the Bühler Lecturer in Feed Technology position at Iowa State University. After a national search, the inaugural holder of the Bühler Lecturer will be Sam Cook, who has been working since 2016...

October 24th, 2017 Annual Drainage Research Forum at Iowa State University to Focus on Water Quality Monitoring, Nutrient Loss Reductions
AMES, Iowa — The 17th annual Drainage Research Forum will provide results and updates on drainage research and farm projects on Nov. 15 at the Iowa State University Alumni Center. “The Drainage...

October 19th, 2017 Scholarship honoring food security advocate David Lambert presented to Iowa State student
AMES, Iowa ­­– An Iowa State University sophomore studying agronomy and global resource systems is the 2017 recipient of an endowed scholarship honoring global food security advocate David Lambert. Emily Hugen from Monroe, Iowa, received the...

October 12th, 2017 Iowa State Hires New Agricultural Communications Assistant Professor
AMES, Iowa – A new assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Education and Studies at Iowa State University will help address the department’s growth in agricultural communications.  Shuyang Qu will teach agricultural communication...

October 10th, 2017 Iowa State University STRIPS Team Assesses Tile Systems Under Prairies
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University research project has found that prairies, known for an abundance of deep roots, don’t interfere with tile systems running under them. Perforated tile are buried under cropland to remove excess water...

October 9th, 2017 Iowa State University Agronomy Professor Honored as Global Professor of Biotechnology
AMES, Iowa —Iowa State University is honoring an agronomy professor with the title of Global Professorship in Biotechnology. Kan Wang was presented with the professorship at a medallion ceremony Oct. 6...

October 9th, 2017 Iowa State University Professor Honored with an Award of Distinction at UC Davis
AMES, Iowa — Max Rothschild, a distinguished professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University, was presented an Award of Distinction Oct. 6 from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of...

September 29th, 2017 Iowa State Students Host Fifth Annual Bacon Expo Oct. 7
AMES, IA – Iowa State University students will host the fifth annual Bacon Expo on Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center. The event offers participants a chance to sample creative bacon treats such as...

September 28th, 2017 Iowa State University to Host Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day Oct. 17
AMES, Iowa — There is plenty of interest in recruiting at Iowa State University’s Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day despite the downturn in the agriculture sector, said the organizer of the annual job fair. “Visiting with several of my...

September 25th, 2017 For Half a Century, Soybean Performance Tests Have Helped Farmers Make Decisions
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Crop Improvement Association, an Iowa State University affiliated nonprofit, is marking the 50th anniversary of its...

September 24th, 2017 ISU Student Awarded George Washington Carver Spirit of Innovation and Service Award
AMES, Iowa – A student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University was presented the George Washington Carver Spirit of Innovation and Service Award on Sept. 21 in Ankeny. Valeria Cano Camacho, a junior majoring in...

September 22nd, 2017 Iowa State University Professor Receives Global Academic Leadership Award
AMES, Iowa — The director of Iowa State University’s Seed Science Center was recently honored by the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture. Manjit Misra, who also is a professor of agricultural and...

September 20th, 2017 Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University Funds Water Quality Projects
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University has funded 11 new projects related to water quality. Researchers from Iowa State and the University of Iowa will...

September 14th, 2017 Joe Kerns to Present Leadership Lecture at Iowa State University Oct. 5
AMES, Iowa – Joe Kerns, risk management consultant and president of Kerns and Associates, will present the 2017 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Oct. 5 at Iowa State University. He will present, “Suddenly, suddenly, then all of a...

September 13th, 2017 Leopold Center at Iowa State University Schedules Listening Sessions
AMES, Iowa — Two more listening sessions will gather input on the future of Iowa State University’s Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture this month. The listening sessions are free and open to...

September 13th, 2017 Two Iowa State University Professors Receive Kolmer Applied Research Award
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented applied research awards on Sept. 12 to two professors. Matt Helmers, an agricultural and biosystems engineering professor who holds the Dean’s Professorship...

September 13th, 2017 Mike Weber Named Iowa State University Harmon Family Professor in Forestry
AMES, Iowa — Mike Weber has been named the Harmon Family Professor in Forestry in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Iowa State University. Weber, a natural resource ecology and management assistant professor, was...

September 12th, 2017 Iowa State University Research Uses Light to Neutralize Livestock Odors
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University researchers have literally, and figuratively, shed new light on the odor problems arising from livestock facilities. Jacek Koziel, an associate professor of agricultural and...

September 8th, 2017 $14 Million Committed by Kent Corporation, Iowa Corn Promotion Board and Sukup Manufacturing Co. for Iowa State’s Feed Mill and Grain Science Project
AMES, Iowa — Kent Corporation is committing $8 million, the Iowa Corn Promotion Board $4 million and Sukup Manufacturing Co. $2 million in support of a new Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences educational and research...

September 7th, 2017 Iowa State University Extension Releases Publications About Prairie Strips Conservation Practice
AMES, Iowa — A series of publications includes everything farmers and landowners need to know about a conservation practice developed by Iowa State University scientists that has proven environmental benefits. The...

September 6th, 2017 Iowa State University Names Frevert Ag 450 Endowed Fellow
AMES, Iowa – Rob Frutchey, Iowa State University agricultural education and studies lecturer, has been named the James and Clare Frevert Ag 450 Fellow.   The fellowship provides support to the Iowa State Ag 450 Farm, which is the only student...

September 1st, 2017 Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station to Celebrate 50th Anniversary
AMES, Iowa — The 50th anniversary of Iowa State University’s Horticulture Research Station will be celebrated Sept. 16 at the farm near here. The public is invited...

August 30th, 2017 Underwood Family Makes Million Dollar Gift to Iowa State’s Agricultural Business, Entrepreneurship Programs
AMES, Iowa — The Underwood Family Foundation of Ames has made a $1 million gift to support the agricultural business and agricultural entrepreneurship programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences...

August 9th, 2017 Iowa State University Field Day Aug. 24 to Focus on New Crop Forecasting Project
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University project to forecast and evaluate real-time soil and crop conditions in specific fields will be the subject of a field day Aug. 24 at the...

August 7th, 2017 Iowa State University Research Farm Field Day to Highlight Crop Markets and Pest Management
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua will host a field day Aug. 25 with information for the...

August 3rd, 2017 Iowa State University Field Day to Highlight Sustainable, Organic Research and Practices Aug. 22
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s Organic Agriculture Program will sponsor a field day devoted to organic research and production practices Aug. 22 at the...

August 2nd, 2017 First Listening Session on Future of Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Aug. 9 in Ames
AMES, Iowa — A listening session to gather input on the future of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture will be held Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Iowa State University. The session, which is open to...

August 1st, 2017 Iowa State University Hires Program Manager to Strengthen Statewide Pest Resistance Management Efforts
AMES, Iowa — A new staff member at Iowa State University will coordinate day-to-day activities of a statewide effort to help Iowa farmers address pest resistance in their fields. Evan Sivesind recently joined the...

July 26th, 2017 Iowa State University Research Farm Near Lewis to Host Field Day Aug. 17
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm will present a variety of agricultural topics at a field day Aug....

July 26th, 2017 ISU Researchers Report Problems with Soybean Cyst Nematode Resistant Soybean Varieties
AMES, Iowa – Greg Tylka, Iowa State University nematologist, has found that soybean cyst nematode (SCN) resistant soybean varieties are becoming less effective. “This is an alarming trend and sets the stage for even greater yield loss from SCN in...

July 24th, 2017 Iowa State University’s Muscatine Island Research Farm Field Day Set for Aug. 15
AMES, Iowa — Research on corn, soybeans and vegetables will be featured Aug. 15 during a field day at the Iowa State University’s Muscatine Island...

July 20th, 2017 Iowa State University Animal Scientist Honored as Swine Industry Leader
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University animal scientist has been recognized as a leader in the national swine industry. JBS United, an international livestock feed company, presented John Patience, a professor of...

July 17th, 2017 Horticulture Focus of Iowa State University’s Fruit and Vegetable Field Day Aug. 7
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s annual Fruit and Vegetable Field Day on Aug. 7 will feature research and demonstration projects on fruit and vegetable production for commercial growers, extension personnel, non-profit organizations and master...

July 17th, 2017 Former USDA Undersecretary to Join Iowa State University Food Science and Human Nutrition Faculty
AMES, Iowa — Catherine Woteki, who served six years as undersecretary for research, education and economics and chief scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has joined the faculty of Iowa State University’s...

July 11th, 2017 Monarch Conservation Field Day July 24 at Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium is hosting a monarch conservation field day July 24 at the Iowa State University Field Extension Education Laboratory near Boone....

July 10th, 2017 Dedication Ceremony Scheduled for New Food Science Lab at Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa — A newly renovated food science teaching laboratory, made possible by a charitable contribution from Mary A. Kelleher Nelson and R.W. Nelson and Kemin Industries, will be dedicated July 12 at Iowa State University. The dedication...

July 5th, 2017 Monarch Butterfly Research on Program July 20 at Iowa State University Research Farm Field Day
AMES, Iowa — Research on increasing habitat for monarch butterflies will be among the topics presented at the July 20 field day at the Iowa State University Western Research and Demonstration Farm near Castana. The field day is open to the...

July 3rd, 2017 Iowa State University Northwest Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm field day set for July 12
AMES, Iowa — Information of interest to farmers in northwest Iowa will be presented July 12 at a field day at the Iowa State University Northwest Iowa Research...

June 29th, 2017 Johansen Named Chair of the Roy J. Carver Department Of Biochemistry, Biophysics And Molecular Biology
Kristen Johansen, a professor at Iowa State University, has been named chair of its Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. Johansen currently serves as the department’s...

June 28th, 2017 Monarch Butterfly Conservation Efforts in Iowa Laying Foundation for Success Across Midwest
AMES, Iowa — A new U.S. Geological Survey study highlights multiple options for restoring monarch breeding habitat in the Midwest to...

June 23rd, 2017 Iowa State University Corn-breeding Scholarship Named for Alumnus Ted Crosbie
AMES, Iowa — A gift from Monsanto Company will establish a scholarship in corn breeding at Iowa State University to honor the memory of world-renowned plant breeder, agriculture visionary and alumnus Theodore “Ted” Crosbie. The Ted Crosbie...

June 21st, 2017 Bouffard Named Chair of Department of Sociology at Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa — A new professor of sociology at Iowa State University has been named the chair of its Department of Sociology. Leana Bouffard was previously a professor of criminology and criminal justice at...

John Nason
June 21st, 2017 Nason Named Chair of Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology at Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa — John Nason has been named the chair of the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology (EEOB) at Iowa State University. Nason, a professor of ecology, evolution and organismal...

June 21st, 2017 Iowa State Scientists Add to Knowledge of Phosphorus Dynamics in Cover Crop, Runoff Study
Ames, Iowa — A multidisciplinary team of scientists led by Antonio Mallarino, professor of agronomy at Iowa State University, has completed two years of a long-term field study to better understand the...

June 7th, 2017 Iowa State University Hosts International Group of Farmers and Agricultural Leaders
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences on June 19 will host a group of international visitors seeking information about agricultural issues. “Iowa State is a national and international leader in so many...

May 26th, 2017 ISU Dairy Farm Open House June 9
AMES, Iowa — To celebrate dairy month the Iowa State University Dairy Farm will host its ninth annual open house June 9 from 6 - 11 a.m. The event is open to the public. Tours will be given every 30 minutes beginning at 6:30 a.m. and ending at...

May 17th, 2017 Iowa State University Students Finalists in Nationwide Banking Competition
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University students were finalists in a nationwide 2017 Community Bank Case Study Competition. The Iowa State team’s case study submission is among five teams out of 33 to advance to the final competition in New Orleans....

May 16th, 2017 Media advisory: Iowa State University Joins the Challenge of Change Commission to Solve Complex U.S. and Global Food and Nutrition Security Challenges
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is taking part in the Challenge of Change Commission, a new effort to address food nutrition and security...

May 16th, 2017 Iowa State University Agricultural Honor Society Presents Awards
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Chapter of the Honor Society of Agriculture, known as Gamma Sigma Delta, presented awards April 20 to Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni, faculty and students. Mission Awards were...

May 11th, 2017 Indian Chief Minister Visits Iowa State University To Launch Seed Research Project
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has signed an agreement to partner with the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh to create a seed research center. The agreement marks the beginning of the inception phase to establish an Andhra Pradesh Seed Research...

May 4th, 2017 Iowa State Students Win Overall Prize at Judging Conference
AMES, Iowa — For the third year in a row Iowa State University student teams won the overall sweepstakes award among four-year institutions at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Judging Conference April 6-8. The...

May 1st, 2017 Interim Director Named for Iowa State’s Beginning Farmer Center and Center for Ag Law and Taxation
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University emeritus professor of economics has been named interim director of two extension-focused centers in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences — the Beginning Farmer...

April 24th, 2017 Iowa State University Agricultural Engineering and Animal Science Professor Named Assistant Dean for Research
AMES, Iowa — An acclaimed researcher in animal environment engineering at Iowa State University has been named the new assistant dean for research in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Hongwei Xin, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished...

April 17th, 2017 National Ag Tax Expert Joins Staff of ISU’s Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation
AMES, Iowa — A national expert on agricultural taxes has joined Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation as a visiting professor. Phil Harris, an emeritus professor of...

April 7th, 2017 Pierre Memorial Lecture in Soil Science at ISU to Feature David Myrold
AMES, Iowa — David Myrold, a professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Science at Oregon State University, is the speaker for the 2017 William H. Pierre Memorial Lecture in Soil Science at Iowa State University. Myrold’s lecture is titled, “...

April 3rd, 2017 Animal Learning Day Provides Hands-on Experiences
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Block and Bridle Club will host its third annual animal learning day on April 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Learning Center, located at 2516 Mortensen Road. Iowa State students and...

March 30th, 2017 Iowa State University Symposium to Focus on Next Generation Agriculture and Seed Industry Outlook
AMES, Iowa — The Seed Science Center at Iowa State University will host experts from around the world in April to discuss agricultural innovations and opportunities in a symposium titled “Next Generation...

March 30th, 2017 Harmon Named Interim Associate Dean for Extension in ISU’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
AMES, Iowa — Jay Harmon has been named the interim associate dean for extension and outreach programs and the interim director of Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension in the College...

March 27th, 2017 Lawrence Named Interim Vice President for Extension and Outreach
AMES, Iowa — John Lawrence, associate dean in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and director of extension and outreach, has been named interim vice president of Iowa State University Extension...

Alan Barkema
March 27th, 2017 Alan Barkema to Present Hertz Lecture at Iowa State University April 11
AMES, Iowa — Alan Barkema, retired senior vice president for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, will present the 2017 Carl and Marjory Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture April 11 at Iowa State University. Barkema will present...

March 24th, 2017 Iowa State's Lawrence Testifies Before U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee
AMES, Iowa —John Lawrence, associate dean for extension programs and outreach in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and director of Agriculture and...

March 22nd, 2017 Kinze Fellowship Awarded to Iowa State University Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Professor
AMES, Iowa – Matt Darr, associate professor in Iowa State University's agricultural and biosystems engineering department, has received a fellowship recently created by the founders and owners of KINZE Manufacturing Inc. in Williamsburg, Iowa....

March 20th, 2017 Iowa State University Extension Specialists Honored by Wallaces Farmer and Iowa Master Farmers
AMES, Iowa — Wallaces Farmer and Iowa Master Farmers presented their Iowa Master Farmer Exceptional Service Award to two Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field specialists....

Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented faculty and staff awards on March 8.
March 10th, 2017 ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Presents Outstanding Faculty and Staff Awards
AMES, Iowa ­– Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented awards to faculty and staff March 9. The award winners included: Chris Currey received the Early Achievement in Teaching Award. Currey is an assistant...

March 6th, 2017 Dakota Access Funds Iowa State University Research of Pipeline Installation Effects on Farmland
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University will conduct a five-year research project that will study the impact of pipeline construction on crop production and soil compaction. Researchers began collecting initial data last fall on university-owned...

March 6th, 2017 Ag Startup Engine at Iowa State University Research Park Receives Commitment from Venture Capital Firm
AMES, Iowa – The Ag Startup Engine, an initiative at the Iowa State University Research Park, has attracted an investment from Next Level Ventures, a Des Moines venture capital firm. The Ag Startup Engine was created to help address two...

March 2nd, 2017 New Report Highlights Research Breakthroughs at Iowa State University and 10 Other Universities, Calls for Stronger Support of Food and Agricultural Science
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University and 10 other research universities have joined the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation to call for stronger federal support of the food and agricultural sciences. Their new report,...

February 27th, 2017 Iowa Partnership Unveils Strategy to Conserve the Monarch Butterfly
Media AdvisoryA teleconference call for news media with questions about the strategy is set for 12:30 p.m. (CST) today, Monday, Feb. 27. Call in to 1-866-244-8528, passcode 139057. AMES, Iowa — The...

February 14th, 2017 Iowa State receives AAU grant to improve undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and math
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University is one of 12 universities to receive a grant from the Association of American Universities (AAU) to improve undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM disciplines. More...

February 13th, 2017 Maize on Mars - A Student is Making "The Martian" a Reality
AMES, Iowa - Surrounded by a red rocky surface as far as the eye can see, you look up and gaze at the planet Earth in the distance. Your stomach growls and you realize it is time for dinner. Heading back to your colony, you harvest some corn from...

February 7th, 2017 Northey, Gipp and Lawrence Highlight Coordination, Scaling-up of Water Quality Efforts in Presentation to Iowa Legislature
DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, Iowa DNR Director Chuck Gipp and Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Associate Dean John Lawrence today highlighted coordination and scaling-up of water quality...

February 7th, 2017 Iowa State University STRIPS Research Project Receives Grants to Expand Training
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University research project known as Science-based Trials of Row-crops Integrated with Prairie Strips, or STRIPS, was recently awarded grants from the McKnight Foundation and...

February 1st, 2017 Iowa State University Professors Inducted into Meat Industry Hall of Fame
AMES, Iowa — Two Iowa State University animal scientists joined several well-known food industry leaders when they officially entered the Meat Industry Hall of Fame. Joe Cordray and Joe Sebranek, Iowa State professors of...

January 30th, 2017 Iowa Pest Resistance Management Plan Unveiled
DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Associate Dean John Lawrence and Iowa farmer Larry Buss of Logan today announced the release of the Iowa Pest Resistance...

January 30th, 2017 Iowa State University Nutritional Science Student Selected for Community Service Scholarship
AMES, Iowa – An Iowa State University junior was one of 20 college students from Iowa and California to be selected for the first class of the new Principal Community Scholars Program. Mica Magtoto, a nutritional science major, said the...

January 25th, 2017 Iowa State University Research Farms Utilize Conservation Practices for Science, Stewardship
Iowa State University’s 13 Research and Demonstration Farms around the state have served for decades as models of agricultural and scientific progress for Iowa’s farmers and landowners. The same holds...

January 24th, 2017 Iowa State University Improves Algae Technology to Treat Wastewater for Communities and Businesses
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University technology that improves the efficiency of wastewater reclamation using algae has gotten the attention of small Iowa communities and the largest wastewater treatment system in the world. “This reactor greatly...

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January 23rd, 2017 Carlson Honored as Emerging Iowa Leader by Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
AMES, Iowa – Stephanie Carlson, of Des Moines, has been named the 2017 Emerging Iowa Leader by the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Carlson is producer outreach and federal policy director with the Iowa Pork...

January 19th, 2017 Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day at Iowa State University Set for Feb. 1
AMES, Iowa — Job recruiters have reserved all the spaces for the Feb. 1 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day at Iowa State University. The career event is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Great Hall of the ISU...

January 9th, 2017 Report Highlights Progress and Long-term Challenges of Stream Nutrient Monitoring
DES MOINES -- A 2016 report of Iowa’s water monitoring efforts for nutrients highlights both the complexity and long-term value of evaluating nutrient levels in Iowa’s lakes, streams and rivers. Developed jointly by the Iowa Department of...