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Jul 20th, 2012
ISU Extension has drought information related to: crops, livestock, dealing with stress, home and yard, financial concerns and tips for businesses.
Jul 19th, 2012
The Iowa State University Research Foundation and an agricultural biotechnology company have signed a license agreement to develop nematode-resistant plants based on the discovery of ISU plant pathologists.
Jul 12th, 2012
The National Science Foundation has awarded Maria Salas-Fernandez, an assistant professor of agronomy, a Faculty Early Career Development grant for her genetic research on sorghum.
Jul 10th, 2012
In its 25th year, Professor Fred Janzen's turtle camp studied at its location on the Mississippi River plus the team is working to develop four new ponds at the Horticulture Research Station.
Jul 2nd, 2012
Taylor Goetzinger, a senior in landscape architecture and minor in horticulture, is interning at the Horticulture Research Station, Goetzinger, helping research a method to repel Japanese beetles attacking roses.
Jun 27th, 2012
The latest STORIES magazine showcases student life in Agriculture and Life Sciences with two special edition covers, each featuring a different CALS student.
Jun 22nd, 2012
Neil Harl, emeritus professor of economics, praised the foresight of the farmer group that created the farm in the depths of the Farm Crisis, as quoted in an article in the Muscatine Journal.
Jun 20th, 2012
The Iowa FFA Career Development Event of Agricultural Mechanics competition June 7 drew about 120 participants from 27 high schools to the Ag 450 Farm. Iowa FFA officers talk about the event in this video.
Jun 12th, 2012
The one-day program for Iowa pork producers will provide practical and useful information to apply on their farms or in their jobs.
Jun 11th, 2012
Max Rothschild, C.F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences, is looking back at nearly a year working on international development with a sense of accomplishment.
Jun 5th, 2012
On June 8 the ISU Dairy Farm will hold an open house that includes tours, activities and free dairy samples from 6-11 a.m.
May 31st, 2012
The gift will support strategic research initiatives in biomolecular structure, which is important to human, plant and animal life.
May 30th, 2012
The Cyclone Power Pullers compete this weekend in the International ¼-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition sponsored by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
May 25th, 2012
The cover story of the latest issue of Crops and Soils magazine features an alum who is working with the agronomy department on a program to give students experience to prepare them for careers.
May 25th, 2012
In the first of a series on "CALS Across the Continents," learn more about students, faculty and programs focused on Africa, including the work of the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods.
May 24th, 2012
Researchers have demonstrated the ability to deliver proteins and DNA into plant cells, simultaneously; allowing for more sophisticated and targeted plant genome-editing techniques.
May 16th, 2012
Ken Stone, emeritus economics professor; and Georgeanne Artz, a visiting assistant professor of economics, compared retail sales in Iowa communities 15 years before and after the arrival of a Wal-Mart store.
May 4th, 2012
The college first offered the major three years ago to provide an opportunity for graduates to be globally engaged.
May 1st, 2012
The College convocation will individually recognize students who will be graduating this spring and summer. It begins at 9 a.m. in C.Y. Stephens Auditorium.
Apr 25th, 2012
Miles Thompson designed the Iowa State University Memorial Union green roof. View this video to learn more about the roof and its installation.
Apr 24th, 2012
CALS junior Carly Martin was honored April 24 as ISU Student Employee of the Year at the Division of Student Affairs' Spring Meeting. Carly has worked the past year for CALS Communications Service. Read an "eCarly" story she wrote earlier this semester on the ag communications option.
Apr 19th, 2012
Several College student clubs and departments will celebrate Veishea on April 21 with activities and food sales across campus.
Apr 11th, 2012
View photos from the Lean Finely Textured Beef forum. The ISU Block and Bridle Club students organized the event held April 10.
Apr 11th, 2012
Jim Dickson explains the science behind lean finely textured beef on April 10. The forum was sponsored by the Block and Bridle student club and the animal science department.
Apr 6th, 2012
eCarly@CALS: Students on campus celebrate agriculture and Ag Man & Woman are announced.