Issue: 429

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COLLEGE NEWS
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SCIENCE WITH PRACTICE STUDENTS PRESENT POSTERS WEDNESDAY
A Science with Practice will present posters on their projects from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, in the Sun Room, Memorial Union. Science with Practice students are undergraduates in agriculture who work closely with faculty and staff on specific projects and/or work assignments while earning money and academic credit. The session is open to anyone in the College. Contact: swpteam@iastate.edu

UGANDAN PERSPECTIVES TOPIC OF SEMINAR
The Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods will present a seminar titled, Listening to the Next Generation: Rural Ugandan Youth Perspectives on Community Development. Amber Herman, senior in public service & administration in agriculture, will speak from 4:10 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 in 105 Kildee Hall. More: http://www.srl.ag.iastate.edu/news/seminar.html

INTERNATIONAL JOBS ADDED TO GLOBAL AG PROGRAMS SITE
The Global Agriculture Programs (GAP) web site has added nongovernmental organizations (NGO) to its listing of international job opportunities. For example, a recent job announcement advertised for a food security and agricultural development specialist by the Presbyterian Community of Congo (http://onedoor.pcusa.org/(r3y5ah45a4tobe55gp52gvfg)/user/pages/jobsearch_position_description.aspx?position_id=20040108). A list of organizations that provide jobs is available under the “Jobs” link on the GAP home page at: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/global/

ALUM NAMED AAAS FELLOW
Alumna Karen Kuenzel Moldenhauer was recently named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Moldenhauer, the University of Arkansas Rice Industry Chair for Variety Development, joined the faculty of the university in 1982. She works at the Rice Research and Extension Center near Stuttgart and was selected as a fellow in the academy section on agriculture, food and renewable resources. Moldenhauer earned a doctorate in plant breeding from Iowa State in 1975. (The Morning News, Springdale, Ark., Dec. 2)

NEW SOYBEAN VARIETIES IMPROVE PRODUCTION OF HEALTHY OILS
Soybean farmers in 2007 can select from new Iowa State soybean varieties that will promote the production of healthy oils for consumers. Learn more: http://www.iastate.edu/~nscentral/news/2006/nov/soybean.shtml

ETHANOL PRODUCTION IMPACTS STUDY AVAILABLE FROM EXTENSION
The rapid expansion of Iowa's ethanol industry has changed corn marketing to include more local processing than in the past. A new study outlines challenges for ethanol plants in terms of storage of grain, the quality of stored grain and availability of corn if all proposed plants in Iowa are constructed. Details: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/2006/nov/113001.htm

DEADLINES & REMINDERS
Dec. 8: Forestry Club's Christmas tree sale, 3 to 6 p.m., Reiman Gardens' Maintenance Shed, 1407 Elwood Drive
Dec. 9: Forestry Club's Christmas tree sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Reiman Gardens' Maintenance Shed, 1407 Elwood Drive
Dec. 10: Forestry Club's Christmas tree sale, noon to 6 p.m., Reiman Gardens' Maintenance Shed, 1407 Elwood Drive
Dec. 13: Deadline for ordering soy candles from the Agricultural Education Club for the holidays, contact: Rachel McCulloh, rmac@iastate.edu or (563) 249-0384
Dec. 15: Deadline for Center for Integrated Animal Genomics grant proposals, more: http://www.ciag.iastate.edu
Jan. 5: Deadline for proposing a workshop topic for this summer's Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, contact: Brenda Allen, bsallen@iastate.edu or 4-1567, more: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4H/StateConference/index.htm

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COMMUNICATIONS KIOSK
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DECORATE THE MANTEL NOT YOUR MANTLE
Mantle is a long, loose garment like a cloak. A mantel is a wood or stone structure around a fireplace.
(The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed., 2003)

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INFOGRAZING
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NEW CSREES STRATEGIC PLANNING AND ACCOUNTABILITY WEB PAGES
The CSREES Office of Planning and Accountability and the Communications staff have created new Strategic Planning and Accountability Web pages at http://www.csrees.usda.gov/about/strat_plan.html. These pages explain performance-related activities and requirements of CSREES and how partners' reporting is used.

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EXTERNAL VOICES
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LEOPOLD CENTER A 'TRUE GEM'
“The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, which is housed at Iowa State University, is a true gem, both for the university and for the state. The Center consistently pushes for smart growth in agriculture and promotes measured responses to controversial issues like ethanol research and development. Experts at the Center produce reports that have given farmers the information and tools they need to transition to more sustainable forms of ag and food production, and their efforts are having positive and visible results.”
-- Cityview magazine, Nov. 23, http://www.dmcityview.com/archives/2006/11nov/11-23-06/winners-losers.shtml

Next issue: Dec. 11

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AG ONLINE
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