Issue: 1255

CALS Online and Dean’s Message
June 26, 2023

Dean’s Message

Good Morning CALS Colleagues – I hope this finds you well. Next week will be Fourth of July, and we’ll not have a Monday newsletter. I can tell from the rate of email this past week, and expecting the same for this week and next, that lots of you are on vacation or deeply engaged in your summer work - both are great… On a very much more somber note, I was recently in a park in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and saw the monument below – as a reminder of why what we do is so important… More 

Top Stories

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Services office has been serving students and families for almost five decades.

CALS Career Services: A Tradition of Service to Students
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Services office has been serving students and families for almost five decades. Mike Gaul, director of CALS Career Services, recently gathered with other current and past representatives of his office. The group – who reminisced about the many changes and impacts the office has witnessed – included the office’s former director, Roger Bruene; current administrative assistant, Lois Benning; and four members of the Campbell family, Dennis, Claire, Julia and Jack – all of whom worked for CALS Career Services as Iowa State students. They marveled at the fact that in the office’s nearly 50 years, it has only had two directors and has been a place of student employment for two generations of the Campbell family. More 


Scientists Lead Quest for Perennial Groundcover
Iowa State researchers, led by Raj Raman, agricultural and biosystems engineering, are leading a quest to develop a farming system that integrates cash crops with a cover crop that would only need to be planted once every five to 15 years. The project goes by the name, RegenPGC, short for Regenerating America’s Working Landscapes to Enhance Natural Resources and Public Goods through Perennial Groundcover. The large team of scientists and engineers all share a vision of seeing year-round cover on cropland in the Midwest become the norm rather than the exception. More 

Extension and Outreach

Nominations for Women Impacting Agriculture due June 30
Nominations for the 2023 Women Impacting Agriculture program are due by Friday, June 30, at 5 p.m. The annual recognition honors women who are making a positive difference in Iowa agriculture. Honorees will be recognized Nov. 30 at the seventh annual Women in Ag Leadership Conference, hosted by ISU Extension and Outreach. More 

Dairy Webinar to Address Raw Milk Law in Iowa
ISU Extension and Outreach is holding a free webinar in response to questions from producers and the industry surrounding the raw milk legislation signed by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds. “Raw Milk for Human Consumption: Issues to Consider,” will be held July 12 from 6-9 p.m. More 

Around the College

Interview Set for Iowa Pork Industry Center Director 
Laura Greiner, animal science, will present a public seminar on her vision for the Iowa Pork Industry Center followed by an open forum on Friday, June 30 at 1 p.m. Attend in person in the Ensminger Room, 1204 Kildee Hall, or join online via Zoom

CSRL Extends Deadline on FundISU Campaign
The deadline for the FundISU campaign, benefitting Iowa State’s Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods, has been extended to July 8. The CSRL and its Uganda Program use education to develop responsible global citizens and thriving local communities that benefit from food and financial security, healthcare, civic participation, social inclusion and environmental stewardship. A key ingredient in achieving this mission is skills development for self-reliance. Currently, they cannot accommodate the number of mothers and youth who wish to develop their skills. More 

CALS Online: Next Issue July 10
CALS Online will not be published on July 3. The newsletter will resume July 10.


Produce for Sale at the Horticulture Research Station
The Horticulture Research Station community produce sale is starting the 2023 season with strawberries. They also have broccoli and chickens. Curbside pickup is in the Meat Lab parking lot located in the northwest corner of lot 39 just off North University Boulevard. Pickup is every Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. More 

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Online

Julie Stewart, Editor, (515) 294-5616

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Online, the newsletter for faculty and staff in Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is published by email every Monday. The deadline for submitting content is 12 p.m. on Thursday.


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