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Apr 17th, 2020
Mary Wiedenhoeft, Morrill Professor in Iowa State University Department of Agronomy, has found success in establishing a routine while working from home.
Apr 16th, 2020
The College of Agriculture [and Life Sciences] Research Excellence Support (CARES) Pre-Award Team was formed to strengthen research development and proposal support for CALS faculty and staff in a funding environment that is increasingly competitive and increasingly complex and cross- or trans-disciplinary.
Apr 13th, 2020
Faculty in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have been finding innovative ways to bring the classroom learning experience to their students, who are now spread across Iowa, the nation and the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apr 10th, 2020
In this Iowa PBS Market to Market report, Dan Loy, director of the Iowa Beef Center, discusses how COVID-19 has impacted the beef market and the challenges cattle producers are facing.
Apr 10th, 2020
In this video, Jodi Sterle, associate professor in animal science, shares scenes of teaching courses from her home office, as well as walking duroc pigs and meeting baby kittens recently born on her family's farm.
Apr 9th, 2020
When Iowa State University moved to online instruction in March, it didn’t just impact course delivery. The transition also disrupted academic advising during the busy fall registration period.
Apr 9th, 2020
Peter Orazem, professor of economics, says the maps showing how Iowans are failing at social distancing compared to other states, based on cell phone distance measures, are not accurate.
Apr 9th, 2020
Hannah Heit's internship in Uganda ended because of COVID-19, but it increased her passion to fight future pandemics.
Apr 7th, 2020
Hunter Crawford, junior in agricultural business, is spending the rest of the spring semester on his family farm in Page County, Iowa.
Apr 6th, 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the seed health experts at Iowa State University’s Seed Science Center are working diligently to provide stability to help protect $1.6 billion in annual seed exports by the U.S. seed industry.
Apr 6th, 2020
Walter Suza, adjunct assistant professor in agronomy, shared in a Des Moines Register opinion piece his experience living through one of the largest cholera epidemics in east Africa in the 1970s. He encourages individuals to show compassion during this stressful time:
Apr 6th, 2020
Several agricultural business students shared their thoughts on how they are coping with the move to online courses. Read their comments here.
Apr 3rd, 2020
Professor Kan Wang, Iowa State University Department of Agronomy.
Apr 1st, 2020
Amy Kaleita, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, used her previous experience in online course instruction to lead a workshop to prepare faculty in her department for the March 23 move to online courses.
Mar 31st, 2020
Major General (Ret.) Patrick Murphy (’82, agronomy) works alongside New York Governor Andrew Como as Commissioner of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.
Mar 30th, 2020
Christen Burgett, animal science, takes a moment to thank those who have helped make the transition to online classes a smooth and seamless process, including cross campus collaborations.
Mar 30th, 2020
Submitted by Nancy Boury, assistant professor plant pathology and microbiology: "Dear Dr. Boury,
Mar 30th, 2020
Tim Goode, ISU Farms manager, partnered with Bill Diesslin, ISU Environmental Health and Safety to acquire a surplus of disinfectant for use by ISU Farm staff.
Mar 30th, 2020
The Statistical Consulting Group is still open for business, despite the move to remote work and social distancing through the remainder of the spring semester.
Mar 26th, 2020
CALS Curtiss League member BJ Brugman ('12 agricultural business) was the guest lecturer in ECON 334: Entrepreneurship in Agriculture March 25.
Mar 26th, 2020
Members of the CALS Global Programs office offered the Marketing Your Study Abroad Workshop to students via WebEx March 25.
Mar 24th, 2020
Max Rothschild, distinguished professor in animal science, organized a Friday Afternoon Club meeting via Zoom for animal science faculty.
Mar 24th, 2020
BioCentury Research Farm Manager Andy Suby gathered 69 N95 masks from the farm, as well as from Iowa State's Digital Agriculture Innovations Team and Bioeconomy Institute, to donate to Thielen Student Health Center.
Mar 24th, 2020
Asrun Kristmundsdottir, program coordinator with the CARES Pre-Award Team, worked with the pre-award team members to move their research pre-award activities off-campus to their homes.
Mar 24th, 2020
Associate Dean Mark Honeyman and Research Farms Manager Tim Goode have been working with CALS Research Farms team members throughout the state to enhance short-term and long-term preparedness to deal with this ongoing crisis and keep people and animals healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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