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CALS graduation celebration

Watch the recorded livestream of the Spring 2021 CALS Graduation Celebration held May 8 at Jack Trice Stadium. Also view videos highlighting some of this spring's CALS graduating students.
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Marsh Madness Conservation Trailer unveiling

A new trailer named “Marsh Madness” combines sight, sound and science to engage Iowa audiences about the values of the state’s wetland ecosystems. The artfully designed trailer is the latest addition to four Conservation Stations developed and operated by Iowa Learning Farms and the Water Rocks! conservation education program. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig christened the new conservation education resource during a launch party May 27 at the Case-New Holland Training Center in Nevada, Iowa. The event also included comments from Kayla Lyon, director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and Daniel J. Robison, endowed dean’s chair of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Learn more about the trailer:

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty and staff can contact the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences COVID-19 Response Team to request assistance, report a problem, or share an idea of a creative, innovative approach to a recent challenge at or 515-294-0705.

Graduate students Alice Paulson, right, and Jean Yost use a rest and washing station at the Horticulture Research Station

Research farms continue essential services

With animals and crops to care for, the Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms staff acted quickly to ensure the continuation of care and research projects when COVID-19 struck the U.S. in March 2020. Read about the steps they took to make sure everyone stayed safe during the pandemic.

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Iowa Swine Day

The 10th annual Iowa Swine Day, scheduled for June 24, on Iowa State University's campus, has a program packed with highly regarded speakers focusing on important issues facing U.S. pork producers. Video recordings of conference presentations will be available following the conference on the Iowa Pork Industry Center website for those not able to attend.