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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
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
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 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 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
Barb Clawson, program coordinator in the Department of Horticulture, continues to mentor and care for CALS students remotely.
Mar 24th, 2020
Arti Singh and Danny Singh in the Department of Agronomy created individual workstations and updated protocols to keep their plant breeding research moving while following social distancing guidelines.
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
Max Rothschild, distinguished professor in animal science, organized a Friday Afternoon Club meeting via Zoom for animal science faculty.
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
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."
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
he CALS Research Farms team moved 8,000 chickens into the new Robert T. Hamilton Poultry Teaching and Research Farm facility March 16.
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.
Feb 24th, 2020
“In addition to showcasing agricultural science and practice, our research farms reflect a long history of conservation leadership that dates back to the earliest days of the Iowa State Agriculture College founded in 1858,” says Mark Honeyman, associate dean of operations for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, who has directed Iowa State’s research and demonstration farms since 1983.
Feb 24th, 2020
Winning the Iowa Miss United States Agriculture title was the first step in promoting the agricultural industry for Alexis Stine, a junior in animal science.
Feb 24th, 2020
Riley Wilgenbusch, a senior in agronomy and global resource systems, served as the director of the 23rd annual Iowa State Dance Marathon in January. The marathon raised more than $340,000 for the University of Iowa’s Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
Feb 11th, 2020
An Iowa State University student is only the second student in 35 years selected to attend the Farm Foundation Round Table Cultivator Program in Washington, D.C.

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