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Predicting Pandemics

Microbiology class analyzes the science of predicting pandemics.
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Jodi Sterle Focuses on Student Success

From advising student clubs to advising students individually, Jodi Sterle is focused on student success. Sterle, an animal science professor, encourages students to stay connected with faculty, industry leaders and peer mentors.  More.

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Student-centered Teaching -- Online and On-campus

Scott Smalley, associate professor and coordinator of teacher education programs in agricultural education and studies, has earned accolades from students in his online and on-campus courses. This teacher-of-teachers earned the college’s Early Achievement in Teaching Award, and was named a distance education teacher of the year in 2018 by the Brenton Center for Agricultural Instruction and Technology Transfer, an honor nominated by students.

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Agronomy Team Debuts New Weather Tool for FACTS

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has debuted a new tool on the Forecast and Assessment of Cropping Systems (FACTS) website that displays weather summaries for every crop reporting district in 12 Midwest states. The new Weather Tool enables the user to select a crop reporting district from the nearly 1,000 counties across the Midwest. Once a district is selected, the user chooses a weather variable of interest and the month with the year, and the tool displays benchmarking graphs with options to download the data.

$4 mil. in scholarships are offered to students annually through CALS and its departments.
98% of CALS graduates reported they were working, continuing their education or serving in the military within six months of receiving their diplomas.
4% Iowa State University’s agricultural programs rank in the top 4 percent worldwide among other agriculture and forestry institutions, according to the 2020 QS World University Rankings.