Featured Stories

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.
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
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
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
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
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
Barb Clawson, program coordinator in the Department of Horticulture, continues to mentor and care for CALS students remotely.
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
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
Max Rothschild, distinguished professor in animal science, organized a Friday Afternoon Club meeting via Zoom for animal science faculty.
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.
Jan 17th, 2020
Iowa State has been awarded the Norman E. Borlaug Medallion, making the university the ninth recipient of the award. 
Jan 15th, 2020
After 47 years working at Iowa State University, Denise Collins Bjelland retired earlier this month. Listening to the many things she did in those 47 years is reminiscent of the book Oh, the Places You'll Go!, written and illustrated by children’s author Dr. Seuss.
Jan 14th, 2020
Summer internship project to build a smartphone app turns into a globally recognized accomplishment for a local cooperative.
Dec 19th, 2019
Aly Stadtlander raised more than $10,000 for the Iowa State University Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods Uganda School Lunch Program.
Dec 11th, 2019
Three scientists in Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Science have recently received notable national recognition for research and innovation.
Dec 3rd, 2019
More than 80 farmers, academics and members of the agricultural supply chain met in Des Moines, Nov. 25, for an Iowa Smart Agriculture Initiative forum co-sponsored by Solutions from the Land and Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Nov 22nd, 2019
A Message of Thanks from Dean Daniel J. Robison CALS Thankful Daniel J. Robison, Endowed Dean’s Chair of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, shares his thoughts on his first year at Iowa State University.
Oct 25th, 2019
For the past 14 years the Agriculture Weekend Experience or AWE program has introduced students who have no experience in agriculture to farmers and professionals in ag related industries.
Oct 18th, 2019
Kayla Kaalberg is one of 10 finalists receiving the Cardinal Court Scholarship, which is part of the Iowa State University Homecoming activities that begin on Oct. 20. Students nominated to the Cardinal Court are recognized for their academic achievements, campus leadership, character and service to community.
Oct 7th, 2019
At the GRS major's 10th anniversary celebration, administrators, donors, faculty and staff, current students and GRS alumni reminisced about the roots and pondered the future of a one-of-a-kind program.
Jul 26th, 2019
Students explore Iowa State University and Iowa’s agricultural sector through the Academic Program for EXcellence (APEX) program, a summer class that introduces multicultural students to campus before their first year.