Featured Stories

Nov 22nd, 2021
Brandi Boyd (’98 animal science, ’00 MS agricultural education and studies) was on Iowa State University’s campus Nov. 15-16 taking part in the Department of Agricultural Education and Studies’ Teacher in Residence Program.
Nov 22nd, 2021
We are so thrilled to be here collaborating, working and learning in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Thank you - our partners, our alums, our friends, our stakeholders - for your continued support.
Nov 1st, 2021
Jill Paxton, assistant teaching professor of animal science, recently published her first children’s book, “The Adventures of Logan and Bailey: Lost in the Woods.” The light-hearted tale depicts a boy and his dog who venture into a forest and must find their way home.
Oct 14th, 2021
Diversifying one’s résumé can set them apart from others when applying for an internship or job. Students can do this by including leadership experiences, special skills or notable achievements. Ben Miller, sophomore in agricultural business, is focusing on the latter and adding “America’s Best Bagger” to the top of his list.
Oct 8th, 2021
Trees in the newly planted orchard at the Horticulture Research Station will soon be bursting with apples thanks to an innovative growing technique.
Sep 23rd, 2021
When a call came asking for help preparing the Major League Baseball field at the Field of Dreams, CALS alum Casey Scheidel jumped at the opportunity.
Sep 21st, 2021
The Students of Color Network, an organization geared toward Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering students, emphasizes acceptance and inclusion of people of color, and the group has since flourished into a supportive community.
Sep 17th, 2021
Students in Horticulture 444: Landscape Construction and Management have begun reconstructing the paved walkway around the stairs south of the Enrollment Services Center on campus.
May 17th, 2021
Jacob Boyd Johnson aspires to one day lead a research lab and develop new methods for stopping the spread of human diseases. The newly awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program Scholar will travel to Germany for the next leg in his journey to reaching his goals.
Apr 29th, 2021
Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Gideon Nadiope, national director of the Iowa State University – Uganda Program, 44 staff members at the Mpirigiti Rural Training Center in Uganda received the first of two doses of the Astra-Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine April 12.
Apr 28th, 2021
When Lexie O’Brien offers congratulations to her fellow graduating seniors this spring, she will encourage them to celebrate the strengths gained from their diverse experiences as they head out into the world. On May 8 at 9 a.m., the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will share O’Brien’s remarks online just as the college’s in-person graduation celebration begins in Jack Trice Stadium.
Apr 27th, 2021
Megan Behrends has developed a passion for Iowa State University, as well as the agricultural industry. She has been chosen as the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ student marshal for the university’s spring 2021 graduation celebration.
Apr 27th, 2021
Growing up on her family’s northeast Iowa dairy farm near Aurora, Cynthia Hamlett developed a passion for agriculture. After dipping her toes in a couple different majors during her freshman year at Iowa State University, Hamlett decided to double major in agriculture and society and dairy science.
Mar 25th, 2021
Owen Cline, a senior in industrial technology, was a fellow who joined the Student Innovation Fellows Corps with a concrete agenda: grow Cline Design Creations, his metal sign-making business.
Mar 24th, 2021
What started as an FFA project during high school has blossomed into a growing business catering to the special dietary needs of companion animals for freshman Arilyn Oatman.
Mar 11th, 2021
Nate Dobbels, academic advisor for agricultural education and studies, attended Iowa State as an agricultural education major. After graduating and pursuing higher education, he eventually wound up in the same department, and office, where he started.
Mar 5th, 2021
A Virtual Cooking Class had students learning about pulses and expanding their culinary skills with dorm-friendly recipes.
Feb 24th, 2021
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty Basil Nikolau and Kan Wang are among six Iowa State University researchers named by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to its class of 2020 Fellows for “distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.” They were recognized at the AAAS’ annual meeting, held virtually in early February.
Feb 23rd, 2021
Last fall, Iowa State University’s Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM) brought faculty and students together to read and discuss the book, “The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature,” by J. Drew Lanham, alumni distinguished professor of wildlife ecology at Clemson University.
Feb 19th, 2021
Lee Burras believes field learning is essential to any student’s education. When the COVID-19 pandemic put a temporary halt to all of Iowa State University’s study abroad trips, Burras found an innovative way to still offer international experiences to students.
Jan 14th, 2021
Students aren’t the only ones taking advantage of the peaceful environment on central campus. A certain red fox has also frequently been seen roaming the area.
Dec 9th, 2020
Iowa State University’s animal science department offered care packages to quarantined students to boost morale during these unprecedented circumstances.
Nov 24th, 2020
Wishing you all the best throughout the holiday season and into 2021. Take care and be well, Cyclones!
Nov 5th, 2020
Two men on either side of table wearing masks.
Nov 4th, 2020
Students in Entomology 358X: Bee Biology, Management, and Beekeeping have had the opportunity to take part in various hands-on beekeeping activities this fall thanks to modifications made to the course.