News Releases 2018

December 13th, 2018 Assistant Dean in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University Honored by Alma Mater
AMES, Iowa — Hongwei Xin, assistant dean for research of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University, was honored last month by the University of Nebraska. Xin, who also serves as director of the...

December 10th, 2018 Charles Sukup Appointed to Faculty Position at Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa — The president of Sukup Manufacturing Co. in Sheffield, Iowa, has been appointed to a faculty position in the Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE...

December 6th, 2018 Iowa State University Research on Monarchs’ Egg-laying Preferences Can Guide Recovery Efforts
AMES, Iowa — Loss of habitat containing milkweed plants is considered a leading cause of the precipitous decline in monarch butterfly populations over the past 20 years. To reverse loss of this iconic species, recovery plans nationally have...

December 6th, 2018 Iowa State University to Lead Research to Increase Pig Survivability
AMES, Iowa — A research project led by the Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University seeks to increase pork producers’ profits by improving the survivability of their animals. Jason Ross, the...

November 29th, 2018 Interactive Website Being Developed to Teach Students Animal Care Basics
AMES, Iowa – Amy Powell started working to help 4-Hers throughout Iowa understand the basics of animal care when she came to Iowa State University in 2014. To find out how those youth acquire information about animal care Powell set up focus...

November 27th, 2018 ISU Agronomy Auditorium Named in Honor of Webster County Couple
AMES, Iowa — The Agronomy Hall auditorium at Iowa State University has been named in honor of a Webster County couple who farmed near Duncombe for many years.   The W. Kiley and Marie Powers Auditorium is located in the southwest corner of...

Parasitic cyst nematodes, a major pest of soybeans and other crops, cluster around plant roots.
November 14th, 2018 Iowa State Scientists Lead Discovery of a Mechanism Cyst Nematodes Use to Reprogram Plant Host Cells
AMES, Iowa — A research team led by Iowa State University has solved part of a mystery important to battling the most serious threat to U.S. soybean production, the soybean cyst nematode — a pathogen responsible for more than $1 billion in reduced...

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November 13th, 2018 Iowa State University Sports Turf Researcher Seeks to Protect Young Athletes on the Field
AMES, Iowa — Adam Thoms, assistant professor of horticulture at Iowa State University, researches sports turf maintenance to help keep young athletes safe while competing. He focuses on athletic fields,...

November 12th, 2018 Iowa State University Animal Science Professor Receives National USDA Teaching Award
AMES, Iowa – Steven Lonergan, an Iowa State University animal science professor, was awarded one of two 2018 national U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Agriculture Sciences Excellence in Teaching Awards. The Association of Public and Land...

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November 12th, 2018 Iowa State Scientists Recognized Nationally for Multistate Drainage Research to Improve Water Quality
AMES, Iowa — Two Iowa State University scientists and a U.S. Department of Agriculture research partner have received a national honor for their roles in a multistate research collaboration finding solutions to water quality challenges related to...

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November 2nd, 2018 ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni and Friends Honored
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...

November 1st, 2018 Iowa State Students to Build a Sukup Safe T Home® on Campus on Nov. 5
AMES, Iowa – Student volunteers are building a Sukup Safe T Home® in the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center* at Iowa State University to kick-off Agricultural Entrepreneurship Week from 2-5 p.m. on Nov. 5. The Agricultural...

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October 30th, 2018 Iowa Academy of Science Awards Iowa State University’s Insect Zoo Education Program Coordinator
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Academy of Science has presented its Friend of Science Education Award to Ginny Mitchell, education program coordinator of the Insect Zoo at Iowa State University. Mitchell, a...

October 29th, 2018 ISU Student Awarded George Washington Carver Spirit of Innovation and Service Award
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 at Tuskegee University. Megan Kemp, a senior majoring in agronomy and...

October 26th, 2018 Iowa State Meat Science Program Celebrates Century of Influence
Iowa State University’s Department of Animal Science celebrates 100 years of meat science in November when current and retired faculty, alumni and students will gather to recognize one of the country’s first land-grant meat science programs. It...

October 25th, 2018 Iowa State Names Robison as Next Endowed Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences
AMES, Iowa — Daniel J. Robison from West Virginia University has been named the next endowed dean of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and director of the...

October 24th, 2018 Governor Reynolds Proclaims Nov. 5-9 as Agricultural Entrepreneurship Week
AMES, Iowa – Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation recently designating Nov. 5-9 as Agricultural Entrepreneurship Week.  The Agriculture Entrepreneurship Initiative at Iowa State University and affiliated students, entrepreneurs,...

October 23rd, 2018 Iowa Nutrient Research Center Supports New Studies to Improve Success Strategies for Cover Crops
Improving the odds of a successful cash crop after cover crops is the aim of several new projects funded by the Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University. “Based on strong farmer...

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October 22nd, 2018 Iowa Monarch Conservation Strategy Updated with Best Management Practices
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Monarch Conservation Strategy recently added best management practices to guide Iowans in helping increase monarch butterfly habitat. Establishing and maintaining monarch habitat on agricultural lands, urban and suburban...

Dr. David Acker, CALS associate dean for academic and global program receives the inaugural “Inspiring the Next Generation” award from the World Food Prize Foundation
October 19th, 2018 World Food Prize Presents Inaugural Inspiring the Next Generation Award to ISU Associate Dean David Acker
DES MOINES, Iowa – The World Food Prize presented the inaugural “Inspiring the Next Generation” award to Iowa State University Associate Dean David Acker. Presented during the Laureate Award Ceremony on Thursday night at the Iowa State Capitol,...

October 19th, 2018 World Food Prize Honors Iowa State University Student Hans Riensche with Prestigious Internship Award
DES MOINES, Iowa – The World Food Prize Foundation has announced Hans Riensche, an Iowa State University student, as the recipient of the 2018 John Chrystal Award at the 2018 World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony at the Iowa State Capitol in...

October 18th, 2018 Iowa State University Student Awarded 2018 Lambert Hunger Fighter Scholarship
AMES, Iowa —Alyssa Dougherty, a junior at Iowa State University studying dietetics and global resource systems, is the recipient of the 2018 David Lambert Hunger Fighter Memorial Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship was created in honor of...

October 11th, 2018 Iowa State University Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Facility to House State-of-the-art Equipment with Support from Danfoss Power Solutions
AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering held a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 5 for a new testing facility that will house state-of-the-art equipment, help...

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October 8th, 2018 Leopold Center at Iowa State University Presents Spencer Award for Sustainable Agriculture
AMES, Iowa — The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University has honored an agricultural policymaker and a conservation-minded farmer with its Spencer Award for Sustainable...

October 8th, 2018 Iowa Nutrient Research Center Funds 16 New Water Quality Projects
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University has funded 16 new water quality and nutrient management projects for 2018-19...

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October 4th, 2018 Iowa State University Names Administrative Leader of BioCentury Research Farm
AMES, Iowa — Matt Darr, a professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, has been named administrative leader of Iowa State University’s BioCentury Research Farm and Precision...

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September 26th, 2018 Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day at Iowa State University Set for Oct. 9
AMES, Iowa — Hundreds of job recruiters will be looking for employees Oct. 9 when the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University holds its fall career fair. This event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lied...

September 26th, 2018 ISU Sustainable Agriculture Program Features Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Candidate Debate Oct. 3
Ames, Iowa — The Iowa State Sustainable Agriculture Colloquium will host a debate Oct. 3 between two Iowa Secretary of Agriculture candidates who’ll be on the ballot in the Nov. 6...

September 25th, 2018 Geoffrey Dahl Announced as Third Finalist for Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean at Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa — Geoffrey Dahl from the University of Florida is the third finalist for the next endowed Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Director of the Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics...

September 25th, 2018 CARD Study Reveals Trade Disruptions Impacts on Iowa's Economy
Ames, Iowa — A new study by researchers at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University reveals the impacts that current trade disruptions are...

September 25th, 2018 Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Awards $3.5 Million in Scholarships
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 2018-19 academic year. Since 2005, scholarship totals for incoming freshmen and current...

September 19th, 2018 Iowa State University Students Host Sixth Annual Bacon Expo Oct. 6
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University students will host the sixth annual Bacon Expo on Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center.  The event offers participants a chance to sample creative culinary treats...

September 19th, 2018 New Director Named for Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering has been named the new director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center. Matt Helmers, professor in the...

September 14th, 2018 Titus Awokuse Second Finalist for Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean at Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa — Titus Awokuse from Michigan State University is the second finalist for the next endowed dean of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and director of the Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment...

September 11th, 2018 Interim Director Named for Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa — John Crespi, an economics professor at Iowa State University, has been named the interim director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD). Crespi became interim...

September 7th, 2018 Sara Wyant to Present Leadership Lecture at Iowa State University Oct. 2
AMES, Iowa - Sara Wyant, president and founder of Agri-Pulse Communications Inc., the nation’s largest communications firm focused on agricultural and rural policy issues, will present the 2018 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Oct. 2 at...

September 6th, 2018 Iowa State University Economist Advises Cost Containment, and Patience, for Farmers Marketing Crop
AMES, Iowa — As harvest approaches, Chad Hart, associate professor of economics at Iowa State University, urged Iowa farmers to watch their costs and be patient as they face a difficult market for corn...

September 5th, 2018 Iowa State Professors Receive Kolmer Applied Research Award
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented applied research awards to two professors on Sept. 4. Matt Darr, an agricultural and biosystems engineering professor, and John Sawyer, an agronomy...

September 5th, 2018 Iowa State University Student Farm Celebrates 75 Years Sept. 21-22
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State University’s student-managed farm is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Known as the Ag 450 Farm, the farm is operated by students enrolled in the course “Agricultural Farm Management and Operations 450”. The farm is the...

September 4th, 2018 Wen Named Interim Director for Center for Crops Utilization Research at Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa — Zhiyou Wen has been named the interim director of Iowa State University’s Center for Crops Utilization Research. Wen, a professor of food science and human nutrition, has been an Iowa...

August 31st, 2018 Iowa State University Breaks Ground to Modernize Poultry Teaching and Research Facilities
AMES, Iowa — Ground was broken today (Friday, Aug. 31) as the first step in replacing Iowa State University’s aging poultry science facilities, made possible by private funding from Iowa agricultural donors. The new complex will be called the...

August 31st, 2018 Daniel Robison Announced as First Finalist for Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean at Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa — Daniel Robison from West Virginia University is the first finalist for the next endowed dean of Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and director of the Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment...

August 29th, 2018 Iowa State University Distinguished Professor Honored by American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
AMES, Iowa — Hongwei Xin, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State University, was recently honored by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). Xin was...

August 28th, 2018 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Finalists to Visit ISU in September
AMES, Iowa — Three finalists have been identified in the search for the next endowed Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Director of the Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics...

Brian Meyer (right) is presented the 2018 ACE Professional Award on August 7 by Suzanne Steel, ACE president
August 20th, 2018 Iowa State University Ag Communications Director Honored by National Communications Organization
AMES, Iowa - The director of college relations for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University received a national award August 7 from the Association of Communications Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and...

August 16th, 2018 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University to Host USDA Job Fair for Recent Graduates
AMES, Iowa — The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Services at Iowa State University will host a U.S. Department of Agriculture Pathways for Recent Graduates event Aug. 22. Recent...

August 2nd, 2018 Shedding Light on World’s Most Mysterious Book: Iowa State University Lecture Aug. 14
AMES, Iowa — Clues to the riddle of a centuries-old manuscript known as “the most mysterious book in the world” will be unveiled by a renowned horticulture expert in an Iowa State University lecture on Aug. 14. Jules Janick, the James Troop...

July 31st, 2018 Animal Scientists at Iowa State University Presented National Awards
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University animal scientists have been honored with national awards from the American Society of Animal Science. Anna Johnson and Kenneth Stalder, professors in the Department of...

July 18th, 2018 Yanhai Yin Named Chair of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology at Iowa State University
A researcher specializing in plant growth and stress responses has been named chair of the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology at Iowa State University. Yanhai Yin, a professor of genetics, development and cell biology,...

July 13th, 2018 Meat Science Program Offers Online Graduate Certificate
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University meat science program is offering a new online graduate certificate program. “Our meat science program is one of the top programs in the world, and for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge and...

July 3rd, 2018 Iowa State University Research Farms to Host Demonstration Garden Field Days
AMES, Iowa — Valuable advice for Iowa’s gardeners and information about attracting bees will be presented this summer at Iowa State University Demonstration Garden Field Days...

June 29th, 2018 ISU Survey: Iowa’s Farmland Owners Continue to Age
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University study shows that the age of Iowa’s farmland owners continues to rise, with those aged 75 years or older owning a record high 35...

June 28th, 2018 Iowa State University Student Selected as a 2018 Cargill Global Scholar
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University student Genevieve VanWye, a junior majoring in animal science, has been selected as a 2018 Cargill Global Scholar. The prestigious Cargill Global Scholars Program, a distinctive international scholarship...

June 25th, 2018 New Research Funded by Egg Industry Center Brings Award Total to Over $1 Million
AMES, Iowa — The Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University has awarded three new research grants totaling $212,918, bringing its total for egg research funding to more than $1 million since 2013. The latest recipients of Egg Industry Center...

June 11th, 2018 Iowa State to Host Agriculture College and Teachers Conference June 12-15
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University will host a national conference with 325 agricultural teachers from 65 universities and colleges nationwide. The 2018 North American College and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) 64th Annual Conference will be held...

June 6th, 2018 Reports Update Research Results at Iowa State University Research Farms
AMES, Iowa — The results of more than 120 agricultural research trials conducted last year at Iowa State University’s Research and Demonstration Farms are available online and can be downloaded at no...

June 5th, 2018 Iowa State Students Wins Overall Sweepstakes at Judging Conference
AMES, Iowa — For the fourth year in a row Iowa State University student judging teams won the overall sweepstakes award among four-year institutions at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Judging Conference in April....

May 31st, 2018 ISU Dairy Farm Open House June 8
AMES, Iowa — To celebrate dairy month the Iowa State University Dairy Farm will host its 10th annual open house on June 8, 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...

May 30th, 2018 Staff Changes at Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms
AMES, Iowa — Leadership at Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms has changed with the retirement of previous managers. Agricultural specialists Logan Wallace and Brad Evans will co-...

May 29th, 2018 Iowa Leaders Celebrate Fifth Anniversary of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy
BOONE — The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy is a science and technology-based framework to assess and reduce nutrient loss from both point sources (such as municipal and industrial wastewater...

May 24th, 2018 Iowa State Team Wins Worldwide 2018 Food Solutions Challenge
AMES, Iowa – For three Iowa State University graduate students, winning the worldwide 2018 Food Solutions Challenge was more than an honor – it meant they could help reduce food waste in their homeland. The Iowa State team received $5,000 on May...

May 9th, 2018 Leopold Center at Iowa State University Seeks Nominations for Spencer Award
AMES, Iowa — The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University is seeking nominations by June 16 for its annual Spencer Award for Sustainable Agriculture. “You may apply for the...

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May 3rd, 2018 Iowa State University Researchers to Study Monarch Butterfly Ecology to Support National Conservation Efforts
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University scientists will advance the understanding of monarch butterfly ecology through a grant funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture...

May 1st, 2018 $5 Million Gift from Land O’Lakes Foundation to Support Students, Faculty and Facilities at Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa — The Land O’Lakes Foundation has made a $5 million commitment to Iowa State University that will improve the quality of an Iowa State...

April 18th, 2018 Federal Investment in Agricultural Research Essential: Iowa State University Part of Effort Telling Stories of Discovery
AMES, Iowa —A new effort to boost federal investment in agricultural research launched today in Washington, D.C., bringing together Iowa State University with 15 other public and private universities. The initiative,...

April 16th, 2018 Iowa State Agriculture Honor Society Awards Alumni, Faculty and Students
AMES, Iowa - Gamma Sigma Delta, the Iowa Chapter of the Honor Society of Agriculture, presented awards to Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni, faculty and students on April 13. Mission Awards were presented to...

April 16th, 2018 Iowa State University Nematologist Urges Farmers to Refocus on Soybean Cyst Nematodes
AMES, Iowa — Farmers preparing for spring planting would do well to renew their commitment to managing soybean cyst nematodes, according to an Iowa State University plant pathologist. “I’m doing everything I can to convince farmers that we are...

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March 29th, 2018 Iowa State University Report Shows Future Promise for Cedar Rapids’ Processing Industries
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University, in cooperation with the City of Cedar Rapids, has released a report identifying new, emerging technologies that could...

March 18th, 2018 Retired Iowa State Extension Agricultural Engineer Earns Iowa Master Farmer Exceptional Service Award
AMES, Iowa — Mark Hanna, a former extension agricultural engineer at Iowa State University, is the recipient of the 2018 Iowa Master Farmer Exceptional Service Award. The award, which is sponsored by Wallaces Farmer magazine, is presented to...

March 16th, 2018 New Fungus Species Named in Honor of Iowa State University Scientists
AMES, Iowa — An investigation into a bur oak blight in central Iowa has resulted in three Iowa State University scientists being immortalized through scientific names for the previously unknown disease-causing fungi. Thomas Harrington, a...

March 13th, 2018 Iowa State University Researchers Awarded Grant to Study Pollinator Health
AMES, Iowa — A Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research grant will fund a study including Iowa State University to examine possible impacts on pollinators from strips of prairie planted in crop fields. Lisa Schulte Moore, a professor in the...

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March 13th, 2018 Amy Asmus to Present Hertz Lecture at Iowa State University April 4
AMES, Iowa — Amy Asmus, vice president of the chemical supply company Asmus Farm Supply, will present the 2018 Carl and Marjory Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture April 4 at Iowa State University. Asmus will present, “What Is...

March 12th, 2018 Iowa Sets Goal for Monarch Conservation
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium has set a goal of acres devoted to monarch butterfly habitat in the state by 2038. “The consortium has worked collaboratively with diverse stakeholders to develop a comprehensive plan to...

March 12th, 2018 Iowa State University Study Finds Return on Investment a Stumbling Block for Widespread Adoption of Cover Crops
AMES, Iowa — Despite farmers’ positive perceptions about cover crops and the availability of cost-share programs to incentivize their use, an Iowa State University study shows the return on investment may be the biggest hurdle to overcome for...

March 5th, 2018 Iowa State University Research Finds Wind Farms Positively Impact Crops
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University researchers have found that wind turbines located in agricultural fields are a plus for the crops growing around them. The overall effects on crops growing in wind farms appear to be positive said Gene Takle,...

March 2nd, 2018 ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Presents Outstanding Faculty and Staff Awards
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will present awards to faculty and staff on March 8. The award winners include: Andy VanLoocke will receive the Early Achievement in Teaching Award. VanLoocke has been...

Melea Reicks Licht (left) is presented the 2018 Spirit of Ruth Award by Kim Stassen, vice president of Sigma Alpha National Sorority Board.
February 19th, 2018 Iowa State University Alumni Relations Director Honored by National Women in Agriculture Organization
AMES, Iowa -- The director of alumni relations for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University received a national award Feb. 17 from Sigma Alpha, the professional agricultural sorority. The Sigma Alpha National...

February 14th, 2018 Hunter Honored as Emerging Iowa Leader by Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
AMES, Iowa —Jacob Hunter, of Davenport, has been named the 2018 Emerging Iowa Leader by the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Hunter is the agricultural educator and FFA adviser at North Scott High School in...

February 13th, 2018 Farmers for America Screening and Young Farmer Panel Feb. 20 at Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa — A public screening of the documentary, Farmers for America, and a young farmer panel discussion will be held on Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Iowa State University Alumni Center located at 429 Alumni Lane in Ames, Iowa. ...

February 13th, 2018 Harrison County Project to Combat Weeds Resistant to Herbicides
AMES, Iowa — Harrison County is home to a new project focused on combating weed resistance as part of a statewide pest resistance management program led by Iowa State University. A team of local farmers, landowners, agronomists, crop advisers,...

February 13th, 2018 Iowa State University Economists Outline Benefits of Reducing Nitrates
AMES, Iowa — A study conducted by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University explores the potential economic benefits to drinking water, recreation and health through...

February 5th, 2018 Summary Unveiled on 2017 Egg Research
AMES, Iowa — The Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University has released its first year-in-review research report featuring 22 new, ongoing or completed research projects. The report provides brief...

February 2nd, 2018 Director Named for Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation at Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa - Kristine Tidgren has been named the director of the Iowa State University Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation. Tidgren joined the extension-focused center in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as a staff attorney in...

February 2nd, 2018 Big Data for (Sm)all Farmers Workshop to be held in Ames Feb. 26-27
AMES, Iowa - An Iowa State University workshop will examine how Big Data can benefit agricultural producers Feb. 26-27 at the Scheman Center in Ames. The Big Data for (Sm)all Farmers Workshop was organized to inform farmers of small and medium...

February 1st, 2018 Iowa State University Researchers Feature Latest Science on Damaging Nematodes
AMES, Iowa - A tiny worm that causes billions of dollars in damage to crops like soybeans will be in the scientific spotlight this month thanks to an article written by two Iowa State University plant pathologists. The latest knowledge on how...

January 18th, 2018 Search Launched for Next Dean of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has launched the search for the Endowed Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Director of the Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment Station...

January 17th, 2018 Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day Set for Jan. 31 at Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa — The spring semester Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day at Iowa State University has filled with organizations recruiting students on Jan. 31. The job fair is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Iowa State’s Memorial...

January 11th, 2018 Iowa State Graduate Program to Launch First Seed Business Management Short Course February 5-9
AMES, Iowa ‒ The Seed Technology and Business Graduate Program at Iowa State University will launch their first Seed Business Management short course February 5-9. The weeklong short course will focus on the business aspects of the seed industry...

January 10th, 2018 Data from Five Year, Multi-university Sustainable Corn Project Available Online
AMES, Iowa – Researchers who participated in the Sustainable Corn Coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP), which was led by Iowa State University, are providing access to five years of data from the multi-university, corn-based cropping systems...

January 2nd, 2018 Iowa State University Researchers Look for Avian Influenza in Small Birds and Rodents
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University research found no evidence that small wild birds and rodents were possible sources of the avian influenza virus that decimated Iowa poultry flocks in 2015. Jim Adelman, an assistant professor in...