Issue: 456

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COLLEGE NEWS
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REGENTS APPROVE ISU COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES
Iowa State's College of Agriculture is now Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. At its meeting last week in Iowa City, the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, approved a proposal from Iowa State to change the name of the college. Details: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/aginfo/news_detail.php?var1=332

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR HAROLD CRAWFORD FRIDAY
A retirement reception for Harold Crawford, agricultural education and studies, will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, June 22. A program will take place at 10 a.m. in the Campanile Room, Memorial Union. Crawford joined Iowa State as an instructor in agricultural education and studies in 1965, eventually serving as professor and department head. He also served the College as associate dean for academic programs and director of off-campus and international programs. After returning to the agricultural education and studies department, Crawford co-directed a $3.8 million partnership to strengthen natural resources education in communities served by Native American colleges through a U.S. Department of Agriculture's Initiative for the Future Agriculture and Food Systems grant.

NEW RECRUITMENT WEB SITE INTRODUCES AGRONOMISTS
The agronomy department has launched a new recruitment Web site to accompany its recruitment campaign, “i'm an agronomist.” The page, www.ImAnAgronomist.net, features a quiz to help visitors determine if they are agronomists, ISU agronomy student profiles and introductions to the issues agronomists are tackling today. Comments are welcome at agron@iastate.edu.

ALUM DIRECTS NEW AQUACULTURE FACILITY
Alumnus Ryan Lane is supervising a new Aqua Research facility, in Elk River, Minn. Cargill Animal Nutrition recently opened the facility to test and develop aquaculture feed, according to an article in Feed and Grain magazine. The facility contains separate areas to conduct a variety of research, including feeding trials for both fresh and saltwater species. Lane is technology deployment manager, aquaculture, and earned animal ecology bachelor's and master's degrees in 1999 and 2001. More: http://www.feedandgrain.com/print/Feed-and-Grain/Small-Ponds-Serve-A-Big...$610

REMOTE SENSING PROJECT PRESENTED AT CONFERENCE
Engineering graduate student Khalil Ahmad will present a session this week at the ESRI User Conference featuring a research project he has conducted with Forrest Nutter, plant pathology; John Basart, electrical and computer engineering; and South African plant pathologist Neil Van Rij. Ahmad won a Student Assistantship Award to present the "Use of High-Resolution Images to Detect and Quantify the Temporal and Spatial Dynamics of Asian Soybean Rust in South Africa,” at the conference which spotlights geographic information system, global positioning system and remote sensing technologies. He previously presented the poster “Development of Early Warning Systems to Improve U.S. Crop Biosecurity” co-authored with Nutter, Basart and Van Rij that was judged first at the Eighth Biennial Iowa Geographic Information Council Conference in Sioux City.

IOWA STATE INVOLVED IN NATIONWIDE STUDY OF AIR QUALITY
Researchers at Iowa State are participating in the first, nationwide study to measure gases and compounds emitted from livestock facilities, including poultry, dairy and swine operations. Learn more: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/aginfo/news_detail.php?var1=334

PLANT PATHOLOGISTS DETECT CROP DISEASES FROM SATELLITES
Iowa State researchers have developed a way to use satellite images to find Asian soybean rust. Learn more: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/aginfo/news_detail.php?var1=333

SURVEY IDENTIFIES TOP FARM BILL PRIORITIES FOR IOWA FARMERS
In a survey coordinated by Iowa State, Iowa farmers ranked “enhancing opportunities for small and beginning farmers” and “renewable energy” as top goals for the next farm bill. Learn more: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/2007/jun/061507.htm

NEW WEB SITE FOR IOWA MANURE MANAGEMENT ACTION GROUP
The Iowa Manure Management Action Group (IMMAG) has unveiled a new Web site and a new link to the new site. Details: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/2007/jun/071202.htm

DEADLINES & REMINDERS
June 18: Research and Demonstration Farms demonstration garden field day, 6:30 p.m., Horticulture Station near Gilbert, more: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/farms/fielddays.php
June 21: Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm field day, 1 p.m., near Crawfordsville, more: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/farms/fielddays.php
June 24-28: Ninth International Pollination Symposium, Scheman Building, more: http://www.ucs.iastate.edu/mnet/plantbee/home.html
June 30-July 1: Webcast conference on horse-human relationships, more: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/2007/may/112302.htm
July 10-11: Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture 20th Anniversary Celebration, more: http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/newsreleases/2007/anniversary_052307...

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COMMUNICATIONS KIOSK
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COLLEGE SESQUICENTENNIAL EXHIBITS AVAILABLE TO RESERVE
Two sesquicentennial exhibits are available to reserve for College and departmental functions. A timeline of significant dates in the College's history covers two, large cloth displays on collapsible metal frames. The displays fit in separate cases that can be carried or wheeled. Another exhibit consists of an 1898 Iowa State poster with pictures of campus sites. It can be free-standing or hung on a wall. To reserve, contact: Pat Olsson, 4-5616 or hpo@iastate.edu. You can view pictures of the exhibits at: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/aginfo/commMaterials/150thExhibits.php

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INFOGRAZING
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR STATE FAIR DISPLAY
Twice the usual number of volunteers is needed as Iowa State celebrates its sesquicentennial at the university's state fair exhibit in the Varied Industries Building. Volunteers receive an ISU 150th state fair T-shirt, parking pass and admission. Duties include applying tattoos, handing out 150th brochures and athletic posters. Contact: Sandra Gartz at 4-3969 or mrktgstd@mail.adp.iastate.edu to learn which shifts, areas and days are available.

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AG ONLINE
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EDITOR
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