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May 30th, 2012
The Cyclone Power Pullers compete this weekend in the International ¼-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition sponsored by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
May 25th, 2012
The cover story of the latest issue of Crops and Soils magazine features an alum who is working with the agronomy department on a program to give students experience to prepare them for careers.
May 25th, 2012
In the first of a series on "CALS Across the Continents," learn more about students, faculty and programs focused on Africa, including the work of the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods.
May 24th, 2012
Researchers have demonstrated the ability to deliver proteins and DNA into plant cells, simultaneously; allowing for more sophisticated and targeted plant genome-editing techniques.
May 16th, 2012
Ken Stone, emeritus economics professor; and Georgeanne Artz, a visiting assistant professor of economics, compared retail sales in Iowa communities 15 years before and after the arrival of a Wal-Mart store.
May 4th, 2012
The college first offered the major three years ago to provide an opportunity for graduates to be globally engaged.
May 1st, 2012
The College convocation will individually recognize students who will be graduating this spring and summer. It begins at 9 a.m. in C.Y. Stephens Auditorium.
Apr 25th, 2012
Miles Thompson designed the Iowa State University Memorial Union green roof. View this video to learn more about the roof and its installation.
Apr 24th, 2012
CALS junior Carly Martin was honored April 24 as ISU Student Employee of the Year at the Division of Student Affairs' Spring Meeting. Carly has worked the past year for CALS Communications Service. Read an "eCarly" story she wrote earlier this semester on the ag communications option.
Apr 19th, 2012
Several College student clubs and departments will celebrate Veishea on April 21 with activities and food sales across campus.
Apr 11th, 2012
View photos from the Lean Finely Textured Beef forum. The ISU Block and Bridle Club students organized the event held April 10.
Apr 11th, 2012
Jim Dickson explains the science behind lean finely textured beef on April 10. The forum was sponsored by the Block and Bridle student club and the animal science department.
Apr 6th, 2012
eCarly@CALS: Students on campus celebrate agriculture and Ag Man & Woman are announced.
Apr 5th, 2012
National Agriculture Day was held March 8 and celebrated by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences on campus March 28.
Apr 2nd, 2012
Warmer weather revved up demand for lawn mower tune-ups this spring. View a music video of the annual Ag System Technology club lawn mower service days in March.
Mar 28th, 2012
eCarly@CALS: Learn about Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award winner Sam Bird and his experiences at Iowa State University.
Mar 26th, 2012
Harold Crawford, alumnus and retired professor in agricultural education and studies, was recently profiled in Wallaces Farmer about his experiences in World War II.
Mar 20th, 2012
Soils Week will explore the science, utilization, history and variety of one of Iowa's most valuable resources with three days of events March 28 to 30.
Mar 15th, 2012
This week University Museums's ArtWalk featured the Horticulture Hall atrium and the new Sticks murals. If you missed the ArtWalk, view this video.
Mar 12th, 2012
Nick Howell, Horticulture Research Station superintendent, conducts Earth-Kind® trials to help identify the most consistently beautiful, low-care, pest-tolerant roses for this region.
Mar 7th, 2012
eCarly@CALS: Learn about Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award winner Amy Peyton and her experiences at Iowa State University.
Mar 6th, 2012
View a video featuring Jacek Koziel, an associate professor in agricultural and biosystems engineering, describing the tools he uses to analyze the chemistry of odors.
Mar 2nd, 2012
Seedstock.com spotlights the College's sustainable programs including the Leopold Center and the BioCentury Research Farm.
Feb 24th, 2012
eCarly@CALS: Learn about Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award winner Scott Henry and his experiences at Iowa State University.
Feb 24th, 2012
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences held its spring awards ceremony on Feb. 16 recognizing faculty and staff. View some of the award recipients in this slide show.