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Using Video to Teach Animal Handling

Professor continues to teach hands-on online from a virtual farm.
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Students Organize Successful CALS Week

The Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences celebrates CALS Week to recognize students and their accomplishments every fall. This year’s event was held Sept. 28 – Oct. 4 and showcased how students celebrated the week and took extra precautions to ensure a safe environment during the pandemic.

Jake Hlas standing next to pen of beef cattle

Beyond Books: Building Your Best Self

Jake Hlas became involved in several campus organizations early on in his Iowa State career. He offers the following advice to fellow students: “In the end, your college experience is entirely what you make of it. Be intentional with your time and use the standard of excellence set by those who came before to build the best version of yourself far beyond the end of your four years.”

Innovation in Action

CropsTV powered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

CropsTV Transitions Live Meetings to Online Delivery

CropsTV is a new educational program that will replace the Integrated Crop Management Conference and the Crop Advantage Series, originally scheduled for December and January. The 10-week program launches Dec. 1, 2020, and will virtually deliver crop production information directly to farmers and agribusinesses. Live webinars will allow interaction with specialists, presenters and panelists. On-demand viewing of topics will allow schedule flexibility. Participants can select from more than 30 topics from Iowa State University faculty and staff as well as invited guest presenters.

$4 mil. in scholarships are offered to students annually through CALS and its departments.
98% of College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 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.