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Multi-purpose Oxbows Make the Grade for Nutrient Reduction

November 14th, 2019
Illustration shows four stages of oxbow formation
New research shows that “multi-purpose oxbows” can effectively reduce nitrate-nitrogen, earning them a spot in the Iowa Nutrient Research Strategy’s menu of conservation options. Oxbows are floodplain wetlands that form when a stream or river...

Iowa State University Professor Honored for Research Leadership

November 11th, 2019
AMES, Iowa — The senior associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University has been honored for his leadership in promoting national research initiatives. Joe Colletti, who also serves as associate director...

Iowa State University Emeritus Professor Honored by Estate Planners’ Professional Organization

November 8th, 2019
AMES, Iowa — Neil Harl, retired Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University, has been honored by a national organization of estate planners. Harl was elected to the National Association...

ISU Student Awarded George Washington Carver Spirit of Innovation and Service Award

November 4th, 2019
AMES, Iowa – A student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University received the George Washington Carver Spirit of Innovation and Service Award. Cody Acevedo is a senior in animal ecology from Watertown, Wisconsin....

Iowa State University Names New Director of Egg Industry Center

October 31st, 2019
headshot of Richard Gates
AMES, Iowa — Richard Gates has been named director of the Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University. Gates, currently a professor of agricultural and biological engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will start his new...

Leopold Center Selects Farmer Researcher Paul Mugge for Spencer Award

October 30th, 2019
Paul Mugge in field speaking to field day group
AMES, IA – Sutherland farmer Paul Mugge has been selected as the 2019 winner of the Spencer Award, presented by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture...

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni and Friends Honored

October 29th, 2019
AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the Iowa State University Alumni Association presented awards at the annual...

Iowa Soybean Research Center Awards Funding for Soybean Research at Iowa State University

October 24th, 2019
AMES, Iowa — Following meetings with its industry advisory council and management team, the Iowa Soybean Research Center (ISRC) announced that it has awarded funding for a new soybean research project at Iowa State University. “We considered...

Long-term Iowa State Research Shows Poultry Manure Improves Profits, Soil Health

October 17th, 2019
AMES, Iowa — A 20-year study by Iowa State University researchers shows fertilizing cropland with poultry manure can benefit soil health and farm profits when compared to a commercial fertilizer.     The study looked at long-term impacts of...

FMC Partners with Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University

October 3rd, 2019
AMES, Iowa — FMC has joined the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University as an industry partner. In this role, FMC will have a representative on the ISRC’s industry advisory council, which provides guidance on research priorities for...

Iowa State Professors Receive Kolmer Applied Research Award

October 3rd, 2019
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented applied research awards to two professors. Tom Isenhart and Anna Johnson received the Dean Lee R. Kolmer Award for Excellence in Applied Research at the...

Iowa State University Announces New Staff at Research Farms

September 30th, 2019
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University announces new leadership and staff changes at the Muscatine Island Research Farm in Fruitland, the Southeast Research Farm in Crawfordsville and the Northeast Research Farm in Nashua. Agricultural specialists...

Iowa Crop Improvement Association Commits $1.5 Million for Iowa State University’s Feed Mill Project

September 26th, 2019
 ICIA Executive Director Jim Rouse at podium
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Crop Improvement Association has pledged $1.5 million to Iowa State University’s feed mill and grain science complex. Iowa Crop Improvement Association’s gift was announced earlier this...

Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Awards $3.5 Million in Scholarships

September 25th, 2019
students climb a hillside at a vegetable farm in Costa Rica
AMES, Iowa – The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University has awarded nearly $3.5 million in scholarships to students for the 2019-20 academic year. Since 2005, scholarship totals for incoming freshmen and current...

Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day at Iowa State University Set for Oct. 8

September 24th, 2019
AMES, Iowa – October 8 kicks off the job recruitment season for students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University. More than 260 employers and recruiters will seize the opportunity to acquire young talent for...

New Screening Tool Developed by Iowa State University Researchers Can Speed Detection of Bovine Tuberculosis

September 24th, 2019
Two scientists in laboratory with screening tool on counter.
AMES, Iowa – A new screening tool developed by researchers at Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture can dramatically reduce the time to detect strains of bacteria that cause a serious livestock disease and that impact the...

Iowa State University Breaks Ground for New Feed Mill and Grain Science Complex

September 16th, 2019
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University broke ground Friday, Sept. 13, to mark the start of construction of its $21.2 million Kent Corporation Feed Mill and Grain Science Complex (name pending approval by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa). The...

Iowa Nutrient Research Center Funds New Set of Diverse Water Quality Studies

September 12th, 2019
cattle grazing
Ames, IA – The Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University has funded 16 new water quality and nutrient management projects for 2019...

ISU’s Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Offers Scholarships for Iowa Undergraduates

September 11th, 2019
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture logo
AMES, Iowa – Junior and senior undergraduates at Iowa four-year colleges and universities are invited to submit proposals to a new sustainability scholarship program sponsored by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State...

National Science Foundation Awards $2.9 Million to Iowa State University, University of Wisconsin, to Advance Next Generation of Crop Genetic Engineering

September 10th, 2019
Dr. Kan Wang, headshot with plants in background
Ames, Iowa — Genetic engineering systems are critical tools to advance crop genomics research and related crop improvement efforts in the United States and worldwide. These tools have been limited, however, by the high complexity and low...

Jim Knuth to Present Leadership Lecture at Iowa State University Oct. 2

September 6th, 2019
AMES, Iowa - Jim Knuth, senior vice president for Farm Credit Services of America, the largest agricultural lender in the Upper Midwest, will present the 2019 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Oct. 2 at Iowa State University. Knuth...

Iowa State University Partners on Global Agenda to Reduce Food Waste

August 29th, 2019
Dirk Maier
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University scientists collaborated on a World Resources Institute report, released today, that seeks to reduce the annual 1.3 billion tons of global food loss and waste by 2030. The report,...

Study Led by Iowa State University Takes New Look at Monarch Numbers

August 26th, 2019
Monarch butterfly on swamp milkweed.
Ames, Iowa — A long-term study offers new insights on how monarch butterflies are doing as they journey through the state, based on research by Iowa State University and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Monarch butterflies weigh only...

GDM Partners with Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University

August 20th, 2019
AMES, Iowa — GDM has joined the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University as an industry partner. In this role, GDM will have a seat on the ISRC’s industry advisory council, which provides recommendations on research priorities. “...

Habi-Tally App Offers New, Interactive Opportunity to Assist Monarch Recovery

August 7th, 2019
HabiTally app logo - monarch butterfly
AMES, Iowa – HabiTally, a new mobile app designed to improve data collection about pollinator habitats, was launched today. The app was developed as a collaboration between Bayer and The Climate Corporation, with support from...

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