Featured Stories

Mar 29th, 2019
Members of Alpha Gamma Rho visit King Elementary in Des Moines once a month to teach kindergarteners about agriculture through lessons and activities as a part of the ISU 4U Promise program. AGR has planned a field trip for the kindergarteners on April 22 to visit the ISU Dairy Teaching Farm.
Mar 18th, 2019
Mike Schrum finished his degree 22 years after he left. He says he did it to help his children and his co-workers understand the importance of education. Schrum, who graduated in December with a degree in agricultural education and studies, says he always planned to come back. 
Mar 1st, 2019
Carl Bern will be honored for 50 years of service to Iowa State among several CALS faculty and staff March 4 at the 25 Year Club annual banquet.
Jan 24th, 2019
A new curriculum, “From Here to There with Woodchip Bioreactors” brings Iowa State University’s water quality research and engineering into seventh- through 12th-grade classrooms.
Dec 14th, 2018
Lauren Rosburg, a sophomore majoring in animal science and agriculture communications, has been selected as an intern at the 2018 Arizona Livestock National Show. She will help set up the show, take photos, manage the show's Facebook page, write six feature stories and most importantly, offer great customer service to those showing their animals and attending the show.
Dec 12th, 2018
Rebecca Lyons, a 2018 December graduate in agricultural studies, launched Lunchsox, which sells kicky socks online with names like “vintage retro strawberry,” “rusty Tannenbaum” and “chocolate-toed Scandinavian,” with 100 percent of profits going to buy lunches for hungry kids.
Dec 10th, 2018
Hannah Pagel, a graduating senior in agricultural and life sciences, was named one of two winners to receive the 2018 Leadership Excellence Award.
Dec 7th, 2018
Mikayla Dolch, who has a double major in agricultural and life sciences education and international agriculture, received the 2018 Senior Leadership Excellence Award.
Dec 7th, 2018
Kayleigh Koch, an agricultural business major, received the 2018 Senior Outstanding Ambassador of Agriculture Award.
Dec 7th, 2018
Hannah Corey, an agronomy major, talks about her experiences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Cory was named the 2018 Senior Academic Achievement Award Winner.
Dec 7th, 2018
Joi Latson, a global resource systems and world languages and clutures Spanish major, is the 2018 Senior Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion award winner.
Dec 7th, 2018
Kristen Lowe has a double major in agriculture and society and public relations. In this video she shares her experiences at Iowa State University.
Dec 7th, 2018
Stephanie McMillan, who has a double major in agricultural and life sciences education and global resource systems, shares her Iowa State experiences.
Dec 4th, 2018
Joi Latson, a senior in global resource systems, has been chosen to represent the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as the student marshal for the Iowa State University Fall Undergraduate Commencement. On top of maintaining great grades and being involved on campus and in the local community, she also had an internship abroad and completed the Peace Corps Prep program offered through Iowa State.
Nov 27th, 2018
Greg Courtney, an Iowa State University entomology professor who specializes in aquatic insects, sometimes finds insects far from where they are expected.
Nov 27th, 2018
Alyssa Dougherty, a junior majoring in dietetics and global resource systems, is a big advocate when it comes to global food security. Her passion for food security stems from her experience with the World Food Prize, which she has been involved with for seven years.
Nov 7th, 2018
Students built a Sukup Safe T Home in five hours on Nov. 5. The home build was part of Agricultural Entrepreneurship Week and is an example of social entrepreneurship, using skills and innovative ideas to benefit others.
Nov 7th, 2018
Hans Riensche, a sophomore majoring in agricultural business and international agriculture with a minor in agronomy, is a part of the sixth generation of a family that has been farming the same land since 1858. Riensche is broadening his international perspective in hopes to return to the family farm with ideas to make it even better.
Oct 18th, 2018
Andrew Larson, a junior in forestry, is serving as co-director of the Homecoming Central Committee. Larson, along with his co-director Grace Rosson, a senior in apparel, merchandising and design, oversee everything related to homecoming including Yell Like Hell, displays, a parade, Cy Factor, Cardinal Court and serving food on campus.
Sep 10th, 2018
Abby Kennon, a junior majoring in agronomy, spent the summer in her hometown of Cresco, Iowa working as the 2018 Borlaug-Thomson intern with the Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation.
Aug 20th, 2018
Jealae Jackson and Alescia King were two of this year's George Washington Carver Summer Research Program interns. They are friends both working toward masters' degrees in food science at Alabama A&M University.
Aug 6th, 2018
As a George Washington Carver summer research intern, Keith Fennell was able to use his passion for science to help others. Fennell, a junior at North Carolina A&T State University studying food industry management, spent the summer researching E. Coli contamination during the washing and rinsing of romaine lettuce and strawberries.
Aug 3rd, 2018
The Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station has been around for 51 years, serving as a place where students and faculty members can grow crops and conduct research. One of the ways the station is able to maintain being a nice, productive facility is by selling their produce. Most recently they have partnered with the Knoll and Green Hills Retirement Community to provide them with produce.
Jul 18th, 2018
For 40 years Iowa State University has celebrated the art of creating tasty meat products through its Sausage and Processed Meats Short Course. The annual short course allows participants to learn new trends and technologies from industry professionals through a hands-on experience.
Jul 12th, 2018
Briana Young, a senior at Central Michigan University majoring in cultural and global studies with a minor in nutrition, is one of the George Washington Carver Summer Research Internship Program interns for the summer. Along with the other activities that are a part of the internship program, Young is working on a research project dealing with water sampling, which is helping her prepare for her future.