Dean's Message

Greetings from Wendy Wintersteen

This is one of the most exciting times in history in agriculture and life sciences — in the state of Iowa and around the world.

That's why being a part of Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is so exciting. Our College truly is one of the best schools of agriculture and life sciences in the world. Our students feel at home here and, with the help of excellent faculty mentors, become outstanding leaders on campus, in clubs and organizations. The preparation our students receive not only makes them leaders in their chosen fields, but also in society.

There are numerous opportunities the College is working on to provide science-based information, such as:

  • biorenewable fuels and products, and what it means for the future of food, feed and fuel and fiber.
  • genetic discoveries that offer insights into the potential of plants and animals.
  • food and human nutrition research that improves health.
  • preserving our natural resources for future generations.

Our research and extension programs provide the innovation and science-based foundation needed to make decisions for our future.

I am honored by the overwhelming support we receive from friends and alums of the College. They are passionate about the College's mission, success and continued growth for the future of Iowa.

Our College has recorded 150 years of excellence in agricultural research, education and extension. As we look forward to building on that legacy for the next 150 years, we will continue to build on our traditional strengths and push the envelope of new, exciting opportunities.

Thank you for your continued support.

Wendy Wintersteen,
Endowed Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences