Forestry undergraduate student Hannah Hampton collects a water sample from College Creek as part of Dr. Jan Thompson's research.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Hightail Creamery


Hightail Delivery credits Annie's Project for flourishing creamery

Karl Kerns and his graduate students


Cell sorter technology at Iowa State ‘opens new doors’ for research

Iowa v. California Class


Iowa vs. California: Students explore two states' food systems

Megan Decker
“I’m the culmination of all the people who believed in me, inspired me, and poured a little of themselves into me.”
Megan Decker, '23 agricultural and rural policy studies, international agriculture

Hands-on approach

From Cyclones in the making to those already formed, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has a place for everyone. The innovations made in the labs, the farms, the forests and the fields strive to carry out Iowa State’s original land grant mission: discovering, developing, disseminating and preserving knowledge.

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