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Welcoming New Students

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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.

Agronomy Student Dives into Water Quality Research

Jenna Rasmusson is an agronomist, but she’s spending the summer studying water quality. She is one of several students participating in a summer internship, which offers an opportunity for students to build their resumes, network and get hands-on experience. Rasmusson, a senior in agronomy, shares why her summer internship helps her understand Iowa’s landscape.

Dermot Hayes and Riley Arthur work together

Caring Mentorship, Room to Grow

Riley Arthur is on the run. The junior majoring in agricultural business and economics is chasing not just a degree, but the full-blown Iowa State experience.

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New economic study shows combination of SNAP and WIC improves food security

Iowa State University research shows that participating in two food assistance programs – SNAP and WIC programs – compared to SNAP alone increases food security by at least 2 percentage points and potentially as much as 24 percentage points.

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