Featured Stories

Mar 24th, 2020
Arti Singh and Danny Singh in the Department of Agronomy created individual workstations and updated protocols to keep their plant breeding research moving while following social distancing guidelines.
Mar 24th, 2020
Virginia M. Hanson, assistant teaching professor in the Department of Agricultural Education and Studies, shared the following comment sent by a CALS student regarding Iowa State's decision to move all courses online for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester:
Mar 24th, 2020
Barb Clawson, program coordinator in the Department of Horticulture, continues to mentor and care for CALS students remotely.
Mar 24th, 2020
Department of Agronomy team members have created a departmental COVID-19 webpage with quick links, including recordings of Zoom educational sessions faculty can view to prepare for online instruction.
Mar 24th, 2020
Submitted by Bertan Turhan, assistant professor, Department of Economics: "I met with my students on Webex. All of the students attended and (surprisingly) nobody left during the lecture. Webex performed very well. I used two different accounts to participate in the lecture. I used one of them on my iPad and I shared my iPad screen so that they were all able to see what I was writing. I used notability to write on. The second account was via my computer so that I watched myself to see how my iPad screen and my voice were received. Everything went smooth and fine for today. Especially for graduate courses, I think teaching on iPad or another tablet via programs such as notability is great. Students seems to really like it."
Feb 24th, 2020
“In addition to showcasing agricultural science and practice, our research farms reflect a long history of conservation leadership that dates back to the earliest days of the Iowa State Agriculture College founded in 1858,” says Mark Honeyman, associate dean of operations for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, who has directed Iowa State’s research and demonstration farms since 1983.
Feb 24th, 2020
Winning the Iowa Miss United States Agriculture title was the first step in promoting the agricultural industry for Alexis Stine, a junior in animal science.
Feb 24th, 2020
Riley Wilgenbusch, a senior in agronomy and global resource systems, served as the director of the 23rd annual Iowa State Dance Marathon in January. The marathon raised more than $340,000 for the University of Iowa’s Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
Feb 11th, 2020
An Iowa State University student is only the second student in 35 years selected to attend the Farm Foundation Round Table Cultivator Program in Washington, D.C.
Jan 17th, 2020
Iowa State has been awarded the Norman E. Borlaug Medallion, making the university the ninth recipient of the award. 
Jan 15th, 2020
After 47 years working at Iowa State University, Denise Collins Bjelland retired earlier this month. Listening to the many things she did in those 47 years is reminiscent of the book Oh, the Places You'll Go!, written and illustrated by children’s author Dr. Seuss.
Jan 14th, 2020
Summer internship project to build a smartphone app turns into a globally recognized accomplishment for a local cooperative.
Dec 19th, 2019
Aly Stadtlander raised more than $10,000 for the Iowa State University Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods Uganda School Lunch Program.
Dec 11th, 2019
Three scientists in Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Science have recently received notable national recognition for research and innovation.
Dec 3rd, 2019
More than 80 farmers, academics and members of the agricultural supply chain met in Des Moines, Nov. 25, for an Iowa Smart Agriculture Initiative forum co-sponsored by Solutions from the Land and Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Nov 22nd, 2019
A Message of Thanks from Dean Daniel J. Robison CALS Thankful Daniel J. Robison, Endowed Dean’s Chair of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, shares his thoughts on his first year at Iowa State University.
Oct 25th, 2019
For the past 14 years the Agriculture Weekend Experience or AWE program has introduced students who have no experience in agriculture to farmers and professionals in ag related industries.
Oct 18th, 2019
Kayla Kaalberg is one of 10 finalists receiving the Cardinal Court Scholarship, which is part of the Iowa State University Homecoming activities that begin on Oct. 20. Students nominated to the Cardinal Court are recognized for their academic achievements, campus leadership, character and service to community.
Oct 7th, 2019
At the GRS major's 10th anniversary celebration, administrators, donors, faculty and staff, current students and GRS alumni reminisced about the roots and pondered the future of a one-of-a-kind program.
Jul 26th, 2019
Students explore Iowa State University and Iowa’s agricultural sector through the Academic Program for EXcellence (APEX) program, a summer class that introduces multicultural students to campus before their first year.
Jul 17th, 2019
Whether it’s sharing gardening experiences, helping with a county fair or sharing nutrition tips, the Iowa State University Rising Star Internship program helps students learn what it’s like to work in an extension office.
Jun 7th, 2019
Zack Leist, a Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences student, was appointed to the Iowa Board of Regents State of Iowa by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds this week.
May 13th, 2019
Graduating Seniors Share Their CALS Experiences on Video
May 10th, 2019
Abrah Meyer, Agricultural Business and Supply Chain Management, gave the address for her fellow graduating seniors, family and friends at the CALS Convocation May 10.
Apr 1st, 2019
The Roadman family in northeast Iowa depends on diverse partners to realize goals for their farm that include income and conservation. Those partners include researchers at Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa's Tallgrass Prairie Center.