Featured Stories

Apr 22nd, 2010
Iowa State University seed scientists are working with the University of Nairobi and other groups to increase food security and reduce poverty in sub-Saharan Africa with a grant from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa.
Apr 15th, 2010
Maria Salas-Fernandez, assistant professor of agronomy, worked with a group to introduce more vitamin A into corn hybrids to help cultures that depend on it as a dietary staple.
Apr 14th, 2010
Sociology professor Lois Wright Morton will serve as interim director beginning July 1.
Apr 12th, 2010
Samuel Bird, a second-year student in global resource systems and economics, has been named a 2010 Udall Scholar by the Udall Foundation.
Apr 9th, 2010
Animal science alumnus Jay Lampe returned to Iowa State in January as the manager of the swine teaching, nutrition and research farms.
Apr 5th, 2010
Thomas Lubberstedt in agronomy has launched a new facility to allow development of pure, inbred lines in only two generations.
Apr 2nd, 2010
The Outreach to American Indians in Plant Germplasm and Genomics Program recently received the USDA-ARS Midwest Area Research Support Awards for Excellence Equal Opportunity Award.
Mar 30th, 2010
The College and ISU Extension hosted Climate Change and Its Impact on Food Production and Biofuels to assess the current state of knowledge on global and regional climate change trends.
Mar 29th, 2010
Undergraduate students presented their research to legislators and others during the fifth annual "Research in the Capitol," on March 25.
Mar 26th, 2010
Lisa Schulte Moore talks about coordinating systems research to strategically manage agricultural landscapes to produce biomass and reduce carbon levels.
Mar 22nd, 2010
Steve Hoff, agricultural and biosystems engineering, has developed technology for operating odor mitigation systems only when the weather is most likely to cause farm odors to become a nuisance.
Mar 11th, 2010
Scientists and graduate students are researching technologies, biomass and cropping systems to help Iowa become a leader in the bioeconomy.
Mar 11th, 2010
A report on Iowa State's research, teaching and extension activities was shared with Congressional officials and staff member for Council for Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching meetings last month.
Mar 9th, 2010
Analysts with the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute briefed Congress on their 2010 agricultural economic baseline projections, known as the FAPRI Outlook.
Feb 26th, 2010
Gerald Miller, longtime College faculty member and administrator at Iowa State, will replace Jack Payne as interim vice president for extension and outreach, effective June 1.
Feb 18th, 2010
Researchers Erik Vollbrecht, Patrick Schnable and Adam Bogdanove have achieved cover boy status -- each capturing a cover story in Nature, Science and Science, respectively.
Feb 12th, 2010
Transfer students need to register to visit campus by Feb. 18. Student ambassadors are planning the event that will include tours and visits with current students.
Feb 12th, 2010
Dan Loy, an Iowa State University Extension beef specialist for more than two decades, was recently appointed interim director of the Iowa Beef Center.
Feb 8th, 2010
The gift from Ronald (a farm operations alum) and Florine (a home economics education alum) Swanson will enhance the center's efforts to encourage young farmers.
Feb 4th, 2010
A new study calls into question the value of postmenopausal women consuming soy isoflavone tablets to help lessen bone loss and minimize the effect of osteoporosis.
Jan 27th, 2010
Lester Wilson's students know the answer to which product Americans consume more of each year. Read the Inside Iowa State profile of Wilson, a University Professor of food science and human nutrition committed to his students' success.
Jan 27th, 2010
Cortney Schmidt's story is featured in The Press-News. The story about her internships and the challenges of living with Bell's palsy ran in the Fall 2009 STORIES magazine.
Jan 27th, 2010
Iowa State students are creating technically accurate illustrations of grass species for a Weed ID Guide to be published in March by the CALS Corn and Soybean Initiative.
Jan 19th, 2010
Former Dean of Agriculture Lee Kolmer died on Jan. 18 at Kavanaugh Hospice in Des Moines, Iowa, from congestive heart failure at the age of 82. A burial mass was held Jan. 22 with burial at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines.