2021 CALS Week Highlights
It was so fun seeing everyone at the 2021 CALS Week events Sept. 27 - Oct. 1! Relive the excitement of the week captured in this video.
- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni, friends honored with 2021 awards
- Building from the ground up: Construction of new feed mill tower complete
- New study calls for mitigation, monitoring of common grease-proofing food packaging chemicals
- Ag business student has his career goals in the bag
Lauren Mellenthin ('19 animal ecology) spends her days researching the evolution of gelatinous animal bodies, such as jellyfish. What she enjoys most about her job is collecting the jellyfish. She gets to scuba dive and participate in research cruises where they collect deep sea jellyfish from 3,000 meters down with a remote-operated vehicle, which she said is like peeking into another world!
Innovation in Action
Trees in the newly planted orchard at the Horticulture Research Station north of Ames will soon be bursting with apples thanks to an innovative growing technique. The chosen apple varieties were grafted to dwarfing rootstock and are already near their maximum height – a mere eight feet compared to the 50-foot height of traditionally grown apple trees. The new orchard will be used to demonstrate the best practices for this growing system to apple producers in Iowa.