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We're No. 1!

U.S. News and World Report ranks ABE department first.
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The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is one of the world's leading institutions of agriculture. Building on 160 years of excellence, the college provides leadership in science, education and research, areas vital to the future of Iowa, the nation and the world.

Adam Schonert Enjoys the Science of Food

Adam Schonert, a freshman in food science, came to Iowa State to learn more about the science of food. He started cooking waffles at a cafe in Algona, Iowa. 

Madriz and midge in Chile

Scientific Storyteller

Alumnus R. Isai Madriz displays a rare insect while exploring in Chile, an experience that inspired him to create a board game to share his knowledge.

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$500 million goes toward water quality projects

Half a billion dollars in public and private water quality funding was identified in Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy last year's annual report.

$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.
1,500 Iowa State faculty members use the CALS' research farms around the state for teaching, research and extension.