Issue: 757

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AG AND LIFE SCIENCES ONLINE
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The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Newsletter
Iowa State University
July 8, 2013  No. 757

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COLLEGE NEWS
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ISU AND HEIFER INTERNATIONAL TO PARTNER TO END WORLD HUNGER
Iowa State and Heifer International, an international development nonprofit organization, have agreed to explore new opportunities and projects to use science to address world hunger and poverty. The collaboration is the first agreement from the Iowa State’s Global Food Security Consortium, one of the recently announced ISU Presidential Initiatives for Interdisciplinary Research. Max Rothschild, animal science, and Manjit Misra, agricultural and biosystems engineering, lead the Global Food Security Consortium. More:  https://www.cals.iastate.edu/news/releases/isu-and-heifer-international-...

KLING NAMED DIRECTOR OF CARD
Cathy Kling has been named the new director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development. Kling, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences and a professor of economics, has served as interim director of the center for almost two years. More: https://www.cals.iastate.edu/news/releases/economics-professor-named-cen...

RUST HONORED WITH AMERICAN MEAT SCIENCE ASSOCIATION AWARD
Bob Rust, emeritus professor of animal science, was named the 2013 American Meat Science Association R.C. Pollock award winner at its Reciprocal Meat Conference last month. Rust is the first Iowa State professor to receive the award, which is the highest honor bestowed in the association and represents exceptional contributions to meat science and the organization.

PATIENCE ON AWARD-WINNING RESEARCH TEAM
John Patience is the Iowa State representative of a research team that will receive the 2013 North Central Region Excellence in Multistate Research Award. For the past six years, the North Central Regional Association of State Agricultural Experiment Station Directors has presented this award in recognition of successful, well-coordinated, high-impact research and extension efforts. This year’s winning project, Committee on Swine Nutrition, is recognized for developing economical feeding programs and dietary guidelines for the swine industry, solving problems with contaminated swine feed and reducing environmental impacts of swine production.

GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER INTERNS GET RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
This summer, students from throughout the U.S. are learning about scientific research through the ISU George Washington Carver Internship program. Sponsored by CALS, the program introduces college and high school students to various areas of research at ISU. More: https://www.cals.iastate.edu/news/releases/isu-george-washington-carver-...

SOIL SUSTAINABILITY WEBINAR, JULY 17
Michael Castellano, agronomy, will share his research on nitrogen and soil organic matter during the Iowa Learning Farms’ monthly webinar on July 17, 11:30 a.m. Castellano will discuss the status and management of soil organic matter stocks in Iowa soils. More: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/article/soil-sustainability-webinar-jul...

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
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FUNDING INFORMATION, OPPORTUNITIES AND DEADLINE REMINDERS
Dates listed are application deadlines. Contact: Roxanne Clemens, rclemens@iastate.edu
Additional information is posted at CALS Funding Resources, http://www.ag.iastate.edu/research/fundingResources/

Aug. 12: The U.S. Russia Peer-To-Peer Dialogue Program; $100,000 per award. More: http://goo.gl/ZBGDF

Sept. 1: NIH National Cancer Institute – Center for Global Health Short-Term Scientist Exchange Program (STSEP); six months. More: http://www.cancer.gov/aboutnci/globalhealth/programs-activities/stsep

Sept. 17: EPA New Methods in 21st Century Exposure Science; five awards, $900,000 over three years. More: http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2013/2013_star_exposure_science.html

Sept. 25: Resource-Related Research Projects for Development of Animal Models and Related Materials (R24). More: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-253.html

Sept. 25: Improvement of Animal Models for Stem Cell-Based Regenerative Medicine (R24). More: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-252.html

Sept. 25: NIH NIAID Investigator-Initiated Program Project Applications (P01). More: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-254.html

Sept. 26: USDA NIFA Small Business Innovation Research Program: Phase I; 65 awards, $100,000. More: http://www.nifa.usda.gov/fo/smallbusinessinnovationresearchprogramphasei...

Jan. 31 (concept paper): USAID Senegal – Public-Private Alliance Proposals Related to Feed the Future; minimum one-to-one match of private resources. More: http://goo.gl/mbn7m

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INFOGRAZING
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FIELDS OF CHAMPIONS COOKOUT, JULY 20
The Iowa Food & Family Project will present the third annual Fields of Champions Family Cookout at the Iowa Games opening ceremony on July 20, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Jack Trice Stadium. The event will highlight the important connection between healthy activities, healthy food and the farmers who contribute to a healthy state. More: http://iowafoodandfamily.com/news/2013/%E2%80%9Cfields-champions%E2%80%9...

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INTERNAL VOICES
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BAKER: ISU IS SWINE CENTRAL
National Hog Farmer named Rodney “Butch” Baker, interim director of the Iowa Pork Industry Center, a 2013 Masters of the Pork Industry. Despite a long and respected career as a consulting swine veterinarian practicing in several states, Baker said he had not reached the pinnacle of success until seven years ago when he joined ISU. No matter where in the world someone hails from, ISU is known as “swine central,” the mecca of swine production and education, he explains. “The move here has really been the best thing that has happened to me in my career.” Baker serves as a senior clinician and holds the David R. Trask Professorship in Entrepreneurial Studies in the veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine department in the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine. More: http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2013-master-pork-industry-rodney-b...

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EXTERNAL VOICES
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IOWA GIRL EATS BLOGGER: ISU DAIRY FARM “UDDERLY” AMAZING
“One of the experiences I’ve been most looking forward to on my journey through Iowa’s farms and food systems is interacting with livestock. A few weeks ago I was able to check that adventure firmly off my list after getting up close and personal with the dairy cows at Iowa State University’s Dairy Farm!” Iowa Girl Eats blogger Kristin Porter visited the dairy farm as part of the Join My Journey project with the Iowa Food & Family Project. See her June 27 blog entry at: http://iowafoodandfamily.com/journey/blog/kristin/udderly-amazing-tour-d...

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MARGINALIA
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REPORT RELEASED ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND EXTENSION
A workshop organized and conducted by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has resulted in the report, The Role of Extension in Climate Adaptation in the United States, which highlights extension work being done in climate science, educational needs and next steps. The workshop focused on identifying critical issues and potential solutions to professional development needs, transformational communication technologies, resources and partnership and future workforce development. More:  http://www.nifa.usda.gov/nea/nre/pdfs/climate_ext_summit.pdf

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