Media Advisory: The Science and Practice of Farming Featured in ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni Magazine


AMES, Iowa – Teaching, research and extension programs focused on farming are featured in the latest issue of STORIES in Agriculture and Life Sciences from Iowa State University.

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni magazine showcases faculty, students and alumni from various agricultural and life sciences fields. All articles are available for publication.

Some of the stories included in the magazine:

  • Matt Helmers, associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, and colleagues are reducing runoff and having major impacts in fields and watersheds.
  • Agronomists Antonio Mallarino and John Sawyer are helping farmers grow more with less by helping fine-tune soil fertility.
  • ISU Extension and Outreach Farm Economist Mike Duffy’s work with the Land Value Survey has informed the ag industry for more than 25 years. 
  • Animal Science Professor Leo Timms and the Iowa State Dairy team develop and provide educational programming for all areas of the dairy industry.
  • Data-driven odor models developed by ISU agricultural and biosystems engineers are driving the location of swine barns.
  • The partnership between the Iowa Institute for Cooperatives and Iowa State University serves co-op members statewide and helps ISU students better understand the industry.

View STORIES online or download a PDF at For high resolution photographs, a print copy of the magazine or more information about STORIES contact Melea Reicks Licht at (515) 294-8892 or