Featured Stories

Dec 7th, 2018
Hannah Corey, an agronomy major, talks about her experiences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Cory was named the 2018 Senior Academic Achievement Award Winner.
Dec 7th, 2018
Joi Latson, a global resource systems and world languages and clutures Spanish major, is the 2018 Senior Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion award winner.
Dec 7th, 2018
Kristen Lowe has a double major in agriculture and society and public relations. In this video she shares her experiences at Iowa State University.
Dec 7th, 2018
Stephanie McMillan, who has a double major in agricultural and life sciences education and global resource systems, shares her Iowa State experiences.
Dec 4th, 2018
Joi Latson, a senior in global resource systems, has been chosen to represent the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as the student marshal for the Iowa State University Fall Undergraduate Commencement. On top of maintaining great grades and being involved on campus and in the local community, she also had an internship abroad and completed the Peace Corps Prep program offered through Iowa State.
Nov 27th, 2018
Greg Courtney, an Iowa State University entomology professor who specializes in aquatic insects, sometimes finds insects far from where they are expected.
Nov 27th, 2018
Alyssa Dougherty, a junior majoring in dietetics and global resource systems, is a big advocate when it comes to global food security. Her passion for food security stems from her experience with the World Food Prize, which she has been involved with for seven years.
Nov 7th, 2018
Students built a Sukup Safe T Home in five hours on Nov. 5. The home build was part of Agricultural Entrepreneurship Week and is an example of social entrepreneurship, using skills and innovative ideas to benefit others.
Nov 7th, 2018
Hans Riensche, a sophomore majoring in agricultural business and international agriculture with a minor in agronomy, is a part of the sixth generation of a family that has been farming the same land since 1858. Riensche is broadening his international perspective in hopes to return to the family farm with ideas to make it even better.
Oct 18th, 2018
Andrew Larson, a junior in forestry, is serving as co-director of the Homecoming Central Committee. Larson, along with his co-director Grace Rosson, a senior in apparel, merchandising and design, oversee everything related to homecoming including Yell Like Hell, displays, a parade, Cy Factor, Cardinal Court and serving food on campus.
Sep 10th, 2018
Abby Kennon, a junior majoring in agronomy, spent the summer in her hometown of Cresco, Iowa working as the 2018 Borlaug-Thomson intern with the Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation.
Aug 20th, 2018
Jealae Jackson and Alescia King were two of this year's George Washington Carver Summer Research Program interns. They are friends both working toward masters' degrees in food science at Alabama A&M University.
Aug 6th, 2018
As a George Washington Carver summer research intern, Keith Fennell was able to use his passion for science to help others. Fennell, a junior at North Carolina A&T State University studying food industry management, spent the summer researching E. Coli contamination during the washing and rinsing of romaine lettuce and strawberries.
Aug 3rd, 2018
The Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station has been around for 51 years, serving as a place where students and faculty members can grow crops and conduct research. One of the ways the station is able to maintain being a nice, productive facility is by selling their produce. Most recently they have partnered with the Knoll and Green Hills Retirement Community to provide them with produce.
Jul 18th, 2018
For 40 years Iowa State University has celebrated the art of creating tasty meat products through its Sausage and Processed Meats Short Course. The annual short course allows participants to learn new trends and technologies from industry professionals through a hands-on experience.
Jul 12th, 2018
Briana Young, a senior at Central Michigan University majoring in cultural and global studies with a minor in nutrition, is one of the George Washington Carver Summer Research Internship Program interns for the summer. Along with the other activities that are a part of the internship program, Young is working on a research project dealing with water sampling, which is helping her prepare for her future.
Jun 25th, 2018
Madelyn Main, a sophomore in agricultural and life sciences education with a communications option, is an alumni relations intern for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Communications Service. Wherever Main's career ends up taking her, she knows the skills she is gaining will be beneficial to her in the future.
Jun 25th, 2018
Ben Butikofer, a junior in dairy science, has been working at the Iowa State Dairy Farm since the fall of his freshman year. Although his work typically includes milking and breeding cows and various odd-jobs on the farm, he stepped into the role of a teacher on June 8 at the Dairy Farm's open house in celebration of June being Dairy Month.
Jun 6th, 2018
A course project investigating a pioneering gene-editing technique at Iowa State University and elsewhere included a student trip to some of the labs where it originated and a video to document the learning process.
May 25th, 2018
Eight students from CALS will be attending the annual National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE) in New Orleans this year. The conference offers a national forum that addresses issues of race and ethnicity in higher education.
May 10th, 2018
Brett Ramirez didn’t waste time when he started his new position on January 1. Just 51 days into his career, Ramirez earned his first funded project as a faculty member and principal investigator. He also has other various projects he is working on.
Apr 30th, 2018
Nichole Huntley used to play veterinarian with her stuffed animals when she was young. Now she’s pursuing her dream as an animal nutritionist working with zoo animals. In June, Huntley will begin working with Mazuri, one of the nation’s largest food supplier for zoo animals. Huntley, a graduate student in swine nutrition, was began working with zoo animals in high school.
Apr 30th, 2018
Catherine Leafstedt, a graduating senior in agronomy and global resource systems, accepted to the University of Cambridge.
Apr 30th, 2018
Thomas Wilgenbusch, a graduating senior in animal science, shares his Iowa State experiences.
Apr 30th, 2018
Cody West, a graduating senior in biology and recipient of the Leadership Excellence Senior Award, shares his Iowa State experiences.