News Releases 2017

June 23rd, 2017 Iowa State University Corn-breeding Scholarship Named for Alumnus Ted Crosbie
AMES, Iowa — A gift from Monsanto Company will establish a scholarship in corn breeding at Iowa State University to honor the memory of world-renowned plant breeder, agriculture visionary and alumnus Theodore “Ted” Crosbie. The Ted Crosbie...

June 21st, 2017 Bouffard Named Chair of Department of Sociology at Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa — A new professor of sociology at Iowa State University has been named the chair of its Department of Sociology. Leana Bouffard was previously a professor of criminology and criminal justice at...

John Nason
June 21st, 2017 Nason Named Chair of Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology at Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa — John Nason has been named the chair of the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology (EEOB) at Iowa State University. Nason, a professor of ecology, evolution and organismal...

June 21st, 2017 Iowa State Scientists Add to Knowledge of Phosphorus Dynamics in Cover Crop, Runoff Study
Ames, Iowa — A multidisciplinary team of scientists led by Antonio Mallarino, professor of agronomy at Iowa State University, has completed two years of a long-term field study to better understand the...

June 7th, 2017 Iowa State University Hosts International Group of Farmers and Agricultural Leaders
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences on June 19 will host a group of international visitors seeking information about agricultural issues. “Iowa State is a national and international leader in so many...

May 26th, 2017 ISU Dairy Farm Open House June 9
AMES, Iowa — To celebrate dairy month the Iowa State University Dairy Farm will host its ninth annual open house June 9 from 6 - 11 a.m. The event is open to the public. Tours will be given every 30 minutes beginning at 6:30 a.m. and ending at...

May 17th, 2017 Iowa State University Students Finalists in Nationwide Banking Competition
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University students were finalists in a nationwide 2017 Community Bank Case Study Competition. The Iowa State team’s case study submission is among five teams out of 33 to advance to the final competition in New Orleans....

May 16th, 2017 Media advisory: Iowa State University Joins the Challenge of Change Commission to Solve Complex U.S. and Global Food and Nutrition Security Challenges
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is taking part in the Challenge of Change Commission, a new effort to address food nutrition and security...

May 16th, 2017 Iowa State University Agricultural Honor Society Presents Awards
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Chapter of the Honor Society of Agriculture, known as Gamma Sigma Delta, presented awards April 20 to Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni, faculty and students. Mission Awards were...

May 11th, 2017 Indian Chief Minister Visits Iowa State University To Launch Seed Research Project
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has signed an agreement to partner with the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh to create a seed research center. The agreement marks the beginning of the inception phase to establish an Andhra Pradesh Seed Research...

May 4th, 2017 Iowa State Students Win Overall Prize at Judging Conference
AMES, Iowa — For the third year in a row Iowa State University student teams won the overall sweepstakes award among four-year institutions at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Judging Conference April 6-8. The...

May 1st, 2017 Interim Director Named for Iowa State’s Beginning Farmer Center and Center for Ag Law and Taxation
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University emeritus professor of economics has been named interim director of two extension-focused centers in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences — the Beginning Farmer...

April 24th, 2017 Iowa State University Agricultural Engineering and Animal Science Professor Named Assistant Dean for Research
AMES, Iowa — An acclaimed researcher in animal environment engineering at Iowa State University has been named the new assistant dean for research in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Hongwei Xin, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished...

April 17th, 2017 National Ag Tax Expert Joins Staff of ISU’s Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation
AMES, Iowa — A national expert on agricultural taxes has joined Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation as a visiting professor. Phil Harris, an emeritus professor of...

April 7th, 2017 Pierre Memorial Lecture in Soil Science at ISU to Feature David Myrold
AMES, Iowa — David Myrold, a professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Science at Oregon State University, is the speaker for the 2017 William H. Pierre Memorial Lecture in Soil Science at Iowa State University. Myrold’s lecture is titled, “...

April 3rd, 2017 Animal Learning Day Provides Hands-on Experiences
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Block and Bridle Club will host its third annual animal learning day on April 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Learning Center, located at 2516 Mortensen Road. Iowa State students and...

March 30th, 2017 Iowa State University Symposium to Focus on Next Generation Agriculture and Seed Industry Outlook
AMES, Iowa — The Seed Science Center at Iowa State University will host experts from around the world in April to discuss agricultural innovations and opportunities in a symposium titled “Next Generation...

March 30th, 2017 Harmon Named Interim Associate Dean for Extension in ISU’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
AMES, Iowa — Jay Harmon has been named the interim associate dean for extension and outreach programs and the interim director of Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension in the College...

March 27th, 2017 Lawrence Named Interim Vice President for Extension and Outreach
AMES, Iowa — John Lawrence, associate dean in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and director of extension and outreach, has been named interim vice president of Iowa State University Extension...

Alan Barkema
March 27th, 2017 Alan Barkema to Present Hertz Lecture at Iowa State University April 11
AMES, Iowa — Alan Barkema, retired senior vice president for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, will present the 2017 Carl and Marjory Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture April 11 at Iowa State University. Barkema will present...

March 24th, 2017 Iowa State's Lawrence Testifies Before U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee
AMES, Iowa —John Lawrence, associate dean for extension programs and outreach in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and director of Agriculture and...

March 22nd, 2017 Kinze Fellowship Awarded to Iowa State University Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Professor
AMES, Iowa – Matt Darr, associate professor in Iowa State University's agricultural and biosystems engineering department, has received a fellowship recently created by the founders and owners of KINZE Manufacturing Inc. in Williamsburg, Iowa....

March 20th, 2017 Iowa State University Extension Specialists Honored by Wallaces Farmer and Iowa Master Farmers
AMES, Iowa — Wallaces Farmer and Iowa Master Farmers presented their Iowa Master Farmer Exceptional Service Award to two Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field specialists....

Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented faculty and staff awards on March 8.
March 10th, 2017 ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Presents Outstanding Faculty and Staff Awards
AMES, Iowa ­– Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented awards to faculty and staff March 9. The award winners included: Chris Currey received the Early Achievement in Teaching Award. Currey is an assistant...

March 6th, 2017 Dakota Access Funds Iowa State University Research of Pipeline Installation Effects on Farmland
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University will conduct a five-year research project that will study the impact of pipeline construction on crop production and soil compaction. Researchers began collecting initial data last fall on university-owned...

March 6th, 2017 Ag Startup Engine at Iowa State University Research Park Receives Commitment from Venture Capital Firm
AMES, Iowa – The Ag Startup Engine, an initiative at the Iowa State University Research Park, has attracted an investment from Next Level Ventures, a Des Moines venture capital firm. The Ag Startup Engine was created to help address two...

March 2nd, 2017 New Report Highlights Research Breakthroughs at Iowa State University and 10 Other Universities, Calls for Stronger Support of Food and Agricultural Science
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University and 10 other research universities have joined the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation to call for stronger federal support of the food and agricultural sciences. Their new report,...

February 27th, 2017 Iowa Partnership Unveils Strategy to Conserve the Monarch Butterfly
Media AdvisoryA teleconference call for news media with questions about the strategy is set for 12:30 p.m. (CST) today, Monday, Feb. 27. Call in to 1-866-244-8528, passcode 139057. AMES, Iowa — The...

February 14th, 2017 Iowa State receives AAU grant to improve undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and math
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University is one of 12 universities to receive a grant from the Association of American Universities (AAU) to improve undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM disciplines. More...

February 13th, 2017 Maize on Mars - A Student is Making "The Martian" a Reality
AMES, Iowa - Surrounded by a red rocky surface as far as the eye can see, you look up and gaze at the planet Earth in the distance. Your stomach growls and you realize it is time for dinner. Heading back to your colony, you harvest some corn from...

February 7th, 2017 Northey, Gipp and Lawrence Highlight Coordination, Scaling-up of Water Quality Efforts in Presentation to Iowa Legislature
DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, Iowa DNR Director Chuck Gipp and Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Associate Dean John Lawrence today highlighted coordination and scaling-up of water quality...

February 7th, 2017 Iowa State University STRIPS Research Project Receives Grants to Expand Training
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University research project known as Science-based Trials of Row-crops Integrated with Prairie Strips, or STRIPS, was recently awarded grants from the McKnight Foundation and...

February 1st, 2017 Iowa State University Professors Inducted into Meat Industry Hall of Fame
AMES, Iowa — Two Iowa State University animal scientists joined several well-known food industry leaders when they officially entered the Meat Industry Hall of Fame. Joe Cordray and Joe Sebranek, Iowa State professors of...

January 30th, 2017 Iowa Pest Resistance Management Plan Unveiled
DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Associate Dean John Lawrence and Iowa farmer Larry Buss of Logan today announced the release of the Iowa Pest Resistance...

January 30th, 2017 Iowa State University Nutritional Science Student Selected for Community Service Scholarship
AMES, Iowa – An Iowa State University junior was one of 20 college students from Iowa and California to be selected for the first class of the new Principal Community Scholars Program. Mica Magtoto, a nutritional science major, said the...

January 25th, 2017 Iowa State University Research Farms Utilize Conservation Practices for Science, Stewardship
Iowa State University’s 13 Research and Demonstration Farms around the state have served for decades as models of agricultural and scientific progress for Iowa’s farmers and landowners. The same holds...

January 24th, 2017 Iowa State University Improves Algae Technology to Treat Wastewater for Communities and Businesses
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University technology that improves the efficiency of wastewater reclamation using algae has gotten the attention of small Iowa communities and the largest wastewater treatment system in the world. “This reactor greatly...

Photo of Stephanie Carlson holding a portfolio in front of flags
January 23rd, 2017 Carlson Honored as Emerging Iowa Leader by Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
AMES, Iowa – Stephanie Carlson, of Des Moines, has been named the 2017 Emerging Iowa Leader by the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Carlson is producer outreach and federal policy director with the Iowa Pork...

January 19th, 2017 Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day at Iowa State University Set for Feb. 1
AMES, Iowa — Job recruiters have reserved all the spaces for the Feb. 1 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day at Iowa State University. The career event is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Great Hall of the ISU...

January 9th, 2017 Report Highlights Progress and Long-term Challenges of Stream Nutrient Monitoring
DES MOINES -- A 2016 report of Iowa’s water monitoring efforts for nutrients highlights both the complexity and long-term value of evaluating nutrient levels in Iowa’s lakes, streams and rivers. Developed jointly by the Iowa Department of...