Featured Stories

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 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 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 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
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
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
Several agricultural business students shared their thoughts on how they are coping with the move to online courses. Read their comments here.
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
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 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
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 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 26th, 2020
Members of the CALS Global Programs office offered the Marketing Your Study Abroad Workshop to students via WebEx March 25.
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 24th, 2020
Max Rothschild, distinguished professor in animal science, organized a Friday Afternoon Club meeting via Zoom for animal science faculty.
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.
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
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
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."

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