Featured Stories

Jun 9th, 2016
It's been a busy year so far for CALS grad student Kim Kester as American Honey Queen.
May 9th, 2016
Joel Watson’s film, Farming’s Not Just a Job, is a story about how he decided to continue working on the family farm.
May 2nd, 2016
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will honor graduates with special awards and recognition at the college's convocation event on May 7 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Hilton Coliseum.
Apr 29th, 2016
This short video features students, faculty and staff taking a stand against racism.
Mar 11th, 2016
Alex Heckman’s video explores how his family’s farm has survived. His parents were never full-time farmers and he explores how his family has balanced farming while working full-time jobs.
Mar 11th, 2016
Nathan Lenz, a first-generation college student from Kellogg, plans to return to what he loves most – farming with his father. His film, Lenz Farms: Five Generations in the Making, features his family’s history
Mar 7th, 2016
Sue Lamont, an Iowa State University animal scientist, was recently recognized for her contributions to diversity at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Feb 25th, 2016
Researchers studied the spread of an eye infection among birds, similar to pink eye in humans. Jim Adelman, an assistant professor in natural resource ecology and management at Iowa State University, said revealing the role of bird feeders in this pathogen's transmission is critical to reducing the disease's spread and could provide insights into how pathogens are shared across species.
Feb 18th, 2016
For the past five years a group of Iowa State University students have managed a food pantry for peers. The pantry, which is known as The SHOP (Students Helping Our Peers), provides food and household items for students and staff on campus.
Feb 12th, 2016
Bernie Havlovic's career with Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms included opening and managing more research farms than anyone. He supervised five research farms, organizing and inaugurating four.
Feb 9th, 2016
Ending global hunger is a challenge three Iowa State University students hope to help solve. The students have been selected to travel to Africa as part of a yearlong Global Food Challenge for Emerging Leaders for Food Security sponsored by Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Jan 26th, 2016
CALS students tour and taste at Pecorino Cheese Farm in Italy.
Jan 21st, 2016
Ryan Augustine (’12 ag studies) and his company AccuGrain was named the Rural Entrepreneurship Initiative (REI) Challenge winner during the American Farm Bureau (AFBF) Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show held January 8-13.
Dec 17th, 2015
Haley Banwart, a graduating senior, shares an essay about her college experience. She completed her undergraduate work in 3.5 years and is working on her master's degree at Iowa State University.
Dec 4th, 2015
Agronomy club members took advantage of warmer temperatures to plant 1,800 tulip bulbs.
Dec 1st, 2015
Horticulture Club students begin planning poinsettia sales in the spring.
Nov 20th, 2015
Thank you video from the students, staff and faculty in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Nov 12th, 2015
In between mentoring, teaching, studying and working at a research lab, Jered Stratton, a senior in genetics, takes time to relax with his guitar every chance he gets.
Nov 12th, 2015
Students share experiences about their animal science internships at Second Annual Internship Poster Fair.
Nov 11th, 2015
Interns work to enhance Iowa prairies during the summer.
Nov 2nd, 2015
Learning, earning credits and getting paid are what make the Science With Practice program at Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences a success. The program started 10 years ago as an idea to help students with college costs. Now almost 500 students have gone through the program and gained more than financial aid. The program is an experiential learning and work program for undergraduate students.
Oct 15th, 2015
Iowa State University students are helping with apple harvest. This year's crop has produced an abundant supply at the Iowa State Horticulture Research Station north of Ames.
Oct 8th, 2015
Students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences celebrated CALS Week from Oct. 5-9.
Oct 7th, 2015
Students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences celebrated CALS Week from Oct. 5-9.
Oct 1st, 2015
Students produce video stories about their ag experiences.