Issue: 460

College News

Animal Scientists Presented Awards at National Meeting

Animal science faculty and students brought home several awards from the Joint Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA), Poultry Science Association (PSA), Asociacóin Mexicana de Producción Animal (AMPA) and the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) held last week in San Antonio. During the ASAS meeting, Lloyd Anderson, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences, received the Morrison Award, which is the highest award given by the association. Max Rothschild, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences and M.E. Ensminger International Chair, was honored as an ASAS Fellow. Elisabeth Huff-Lonergan, associate professor, was given the ASAS Meats Research Award. Jack Dekkers, professor, received the Rockefeller Prentice Memorial Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics. Roxanne Knock, a doctoral student, received the Joseph Fontenot Travel Scholarship. During the PSA meeting Sue Lamont, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences, received the Merck Award for Achievement. At the ADSA meeting Don Beitz, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Jerry Young, professor emeritus, received the Pfizer Animal Health Award. Beitz also was elected vice president of ADSA. Lee Kilmer, professor, received the ADSA Student Affiliate Division Outstanding Adviser Award. Doctoral student Elizabeth Karcher received the Alltech Graduate Student Award. Lorilee Schultz, animal science senior and president of the Dairy Science Club, received the Genevieve Christian Undergraduate Student Award for her leadership, academic achievement, involvement in industry and participation in the Student Affiliate Division (SAD) and local club activities. Dairy science senior Jessica Tekippe was elected to president of ADSA-SAD.

Publications Win Awards in National Competition

The National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association last month presented two awards to Iowa State units. The Raymond F. Baker Center for Plant Breeding 2006 annual report won the Print Media Annual Report category and the Animal Ecology and Forestry Alumni Newsletter placed third place in the Print Media three-color Newsletter category.

Four Field Days Devoted to Grape Production Begin July 28

A series of four viticulture field days at Iowa State research farms will provide Iowa grape growers with the latest in production information.

Meetings Highlight Grain Storage and Management Issues

Increased Iowa corn acreage is expected to yield a 15-20 percent higher-than-average corn crop this year. Upcoming meetings on grain storage and management, sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative, will provide help to farmers who planted more corn in 2007.

Garden Field Days Featured Sweet Treat

More than 400 people attended seven research farms garden field days in late June. Cindy Haynes, horticulture, coordinates the gardens. The field days featured early vegetables and flowers. An additional highlight this year was homemade ice cream and strawberries. The ice cream was made with a motorized two-gallon freezer from the research farms office.

Deadlines & Reminders

July 19: Leopold Center seminar on local food distribution networks, 3 to 5 p.m., Curtiss Hall Auditorium (Room 127)

Aug. 13: Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm field day, 5 p.m., near Lewis

Aug. 14: Muscatine Research and Demonstration Farm field day, 5 p.m., Fruitland

Communications Kiosk

Know Your Purpose

Acts done "purposely" are intentional, or done "on purpose." What is done "purposefully" is done with a certain goal in mind. An action may be done purposely without any particular interest in a specific result - that is, not purposefully. (The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed., 2003)


Endangered Ash Trees May Affect Baseball

Ash is the preferred wood for major league baseball players' bats, but the emerald ash borer attack on the trees is causing concerns, according to a New York Times article. The Asian beetle has killed 25 million ash trees in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Maryland since it was discovered in the U.S. in 2002. Global warming might worsen the infestation. Maple wood might be a substitute for ash bats, and some players are using them, while other wood is tested. (Balmy Weather May Bench a Baseball Staple, New York Times, July 11)

External Voices

Allergy Didn't Slow Griffith Buck's Work

"When the doctors told Grif he'd have to change his hobby, he said, 'I can't, it's my life's work.'" -- Ruby Buck, wife of the late horticulture professor Griffith Buck, recalling when he was diagnosed with an allergy to rose pollen that he developed in his work hybridizing roses. He had to get shots regularly as long as he worked with roses. (Farm News, June 29).


General Mills Opens up Food Science Development

General Mills last week announced a do-it-yourself food science venture. The company created food science division within YourEncore™, a services company that helps organizations encourage innovation by using the expertise of retired scientists and engineers. Through its Worldwide Innovation Network, called G-WIN, General Mills seeks external partners with patented technologies or commercialized products that would be complementary to its brands and businesses. Prospective partners may contact General Mills online. (Institute of Food Technologists newsletter, July 11)

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