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Welcoming New Students

Hosting new student orientation is one of many talents for Nick.
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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.

Summer Internships Fulfill Dreams

Summer internships offer an opportunity for CALS students to build their resumes, network and get hands-on experience. Justin Wigdahl, a senior in horticulture, shares why his summer internship is the perfect fit for him.

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In Step: Adapting for the next adventure

Dawn Henderson’s student experience has been transformative. From building communications and leadership skills in the marching band, to conducting undergrad research, she’s graduating with a varied skillset.

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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.