Featured Stories

Dec 16th, 2010
The assignment: Identify biorenewable issues and find a solution. View a few of the students who presented their solutions at a poster session during finals week.
Dec 15th, 2010
The average value of an acre of farmland in Iowa increased to $5,064 an acre, up $693 per acre from 2009, according to ISU Extension economist Mike Duffy.
Dec 8th, 2010
Rachel Owen is helping brighten the Christmas of the 50 children living at Beloit Residential Services in Ames where they receive rehabilitation and psychiatric treatment to overcome emotional and behavioral disorders.
Nov 30th, 2010
The latest issue of the college's alumni magazine, STORIES in Agriculture and Life Sciences, is available online. This edition focuses on global connections of the college, its people and programs.
Nov 23rd, 2010
Researchers recently re-sequenced and compared six elite inbred corn (maize) lines and were surprised to find that entire genes were missing from one line to another.
Nov 19th, 2010
The Dairy Products Evaluation Team earned a second place finish in the overall category and a first place in the yogurt category at the annual collegiate dairy products evaluation competition.
Nov 17th, 2010
Gail Nonnecke is one of eight winners of 2010 Women of Innovation Awards presented by the Technology Association of Iowa.
Nov 2nd, 2010
AGCO Corp. recently loaned an MT765C tractor to the agricultural and biosystems engineering department for use in classroom, research and extension activities.
Oct 29th, 2010
The 40th annual Ag Career Day attracted 166 employers and more than 1,400 students. View slides and listen to Mike Gaul, career services director, talk about its success.
Oct 19th, 2010
A video featuring Cynthia Haynes, horticulture professor, looks at the health benefits of gardens.
Oct 18th, 2010
This fall, 8 members of an Iowa State University corn research lab had an opportunity to experience the corn harvest on an Iowa farm
Oct 13th, 2010
The bio-oil being used to produce a green asphalt alternative was produced in a pyrolysis facility at the new research farm near Ames.
Oct 7th, 2010
Dean Wendy Wintersteen speaks about increased enrollment and 98.5 percent placement of graduates at the alumni barbecue.
Oct 6th, 2010
Doug Kenealy has been named the first recipient of the Eldred and Donna Harman Professorship for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
Oct 4th, 2010
Emily Zimmerman did the work as part of her studies in global resource systems, a new major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Sep 30th, 2010
The Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State has assembled a list of projects, research and programs related to swine production in time for pork month.
Sep 27th, 2010
This fall, Kemin Industries, the nutritional ingredient manufacturer based in Des Moines, is sponsoring radio commercials that promote the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences during Cyclone football games.
Sep 24th, 2010
The EU-US Academic Exchange Program provides educational opportunities related to biorenewables and bioproducts for seniors and graduate students
Sep 16th, 2010
Bill McKibben, described as the "world's best green journalist" by Time Magazine, will lecture as part of the Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture.
Sep 9th, 2010
A new video featuring ISU plant pathologists offers information and resources for dealing with an SDS outbreak in Iowa fields.
Sep 8th, 2010
At Tuesday's College Convocation, Joseph Sebranek was recognized as the inaugural holder of the Morrison Chair in Meat Science, made possible by David and Judith Morrison.
Sep 8th, 2010
Two professors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are the first recipients of a new award named for former college dean Lee R. Kolmer (pictured).
Sep 2nd, 2010
The Ag and Life Sciences Student Council provided food and invited clubs to share information with new students at the annual barbecue.
Sep 2nd, 2010
Sharing information about the soil was the focus of the display featured in the ISU hoop building at the Farm Progress Show.
Sep 1st, 2010
The Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation offers answers to questions about the Verasun bankruptcy and attempts to recover money from corn suppliers.