2002 News & Featured Stories Archive

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Iowa Ag Secretary Patty Judge to Speak at ISU Oct. 21

October 15th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Patty Judge, secretary of agriculture for the state of Iowa, will speak on "The Role of Horticulture in Iowa's Economy," at 4:10 p.m., Monday, Oct.21, in 118 Horticulture Hall, at Iowa State University. The talk is...

Iowa State Agronomy Students Fill Time Capsule

October 14th, 2002
AMES, Iowa - As part of the on-going Iowa State University Department of Agronomy centennial celebration, ISU agronomy students will fill a time capsule to be opened at the department's 150th anniversary. The students will place their...

ISU Researchers Say Bt Corn Not to Blame for Sow Problems

October 14th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Researchers at Iowa State University have concluded that genetically altered corn isn't to blame for higher-than-normal pseudopregnancy rates in sows on five Iowa farms. An Iowa farmer first raised concerns that the Bacillus...

Iowa State Creates Center for Integrated Animal Genomics

October 7th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — A new Center for Integrated Animal Genomics at Iowa State University will work to identify, map and understand the function and control of genes to improve both animal and human health. "The center's goal is to make Iowa...

Agriculture Career Day at Iowa State on Oct. 22

October 4th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — About 130 employers are expected at Agriculture Career Day on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Iowa State University. Ag Career Day will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Great Hall and Campanile Room of the Memorial Union. Ag Career...

Scholarship Encourages West Coast Students to Attend Iowa State

October 3rd, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Mary-Elizabeth West is the first recipient of the Walter E. and Frances C. Lauridsen Scholarship. The $10,000 annual scholarship is awarded to a student who resides on the West Coast and is enrolled at Iowa State University. West...

ISU Tapped to Develop National Biobased Products Evaluation Program

October 1st, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has entered into a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop a national program for biobased products evaluation, labeling and outreach. The program will be funded at a level of...

New Air Quality Research Gets Underway at ISU

September 29th, 2002
AMES, Iowa - New research at Iowa State University may help answer questions about the relationship between swine production and air quality. Two projects, both funded by the Iowa Pork Producers Association, are led by Wendy Powers, an...

Alfalfa Performance Data Available Online

September 29th, 2002
AMES, Iowa - Results of the 2002 Iowa Crop Performance Test for alfalfa are now available on the Internet. The Web site is http://www.agron.iastate.edu/icia/. The alfalfa test included...

Nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug to Speak at ISU Oct. 15

September 29th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Norman Borlaug, who won the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for a lifetime of work to feed a hungry world, will present the first annual Borlaug Lecture, 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Iowa State University. His talk, "Feeding a World of...

University of Washington Ecoterrorism Incident is Subject of Talk at ISU on Oct. 7

September 26th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — When the ecoterrorist group Earth Liberation Front torched his campus building, horticulture professor John Wott lost more than 30 years of teaching materials. Wott will present a talk at Iowa State University about the impact of...

Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Resources News

September 19th, 2002
IOWA'S CIDER MEETS SAFETY STANDARDS As this year's apples ripen, researchers at Iowa State University are finding that producers are following safe and sanitary procedures for cider manufacturing. "We have found no...

Iowa State, Iowa Energy Center to Hold Biodeisel Workshop

September 16th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University will host three workshops on the production and use of biodiesel fuel. The workshops are offered through the ISU Extension Academy of Outreach Institutes, and are for persons interested in the management,...

ISU Conducting National Survey of Soybean Quality

September 15th, 2002
AMES, Iowa - Of the nearly 3 billion bushels of soybeans produced in the United States each year, more than a third is exported. More than 70 percent of the buyers of exported soybeans request information on protein and oil content. That'...

Engineering Plants for Enhanced Nutrition is Focus on Sept. 18 Talk

September 12th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Dean DellaPenna, a plant biochemist at Michigan State University, East Lansing, will speak on "Engineering Plants for Enhanced Nutrition: A Role for Nutritional Genomics," at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18. The presentation...

Iowa State Announces Multi-Million Dollar Technology Gifts from Cargill

September 11th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University announced two intellectual property gifts — an enterprise software system and crop forecasting system — from Cargill, Incorporated, Minneapolis, which will enhance student learning and advance Iowa State...

On-farm Research Discussed at Sept. 11 Field Day Near Jefferson

September 4th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — On-farm research trials being led by Iowa State University will be discussed at a field day near Jefferson Sept. 11. The event will take place on the James Andrew farm, which is six miles south of Highway 30 just west of the...

ISU Agronomy Centennial Presents Henry A. Wallace Play Sept. 20

September 3rd, 2002
AMES, Iowa — In honor of its centennial, the Iowa State University Department of Agronomy is presenting "American Dreamer," a play based on the life of the famous agronomist, statesman and Iowa State alum Henry A. Wallace. The...

Iowa State Agronomist Wins National Fellowship

September 2nd, 2002
AMES, Iowa — As part of a national fellowship, an Iowa State University agronomist will work with consumers and decision makers to better understand the issues and challenges of sustaining family farms and food production in the United States...

New Director Named for ISU's Center for Designing Foods to Improve Nutrition

August 29th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Paul Flakoll, a leading clinical nutrition biochemist at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, has been named director of Iowa State University's Center for Designing Foods to Improve Nutrition (CDFIN). His appointment is...

ISU Animal Scientists Win R and D 100 Award for Genetic Test for Pig Appetite Regulation

August 25th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — A simple laboratory test developed at Iowa State University that results in leaner pork for consumers, higher profits for producers and a positive impact on the environment has been named one of the year's best new...

Center for Food Security and Public Health Established at Iowa State University

August 21st, 2002
AMES, Iowa — A $1 million federal grant to Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine has established a center to increase national preparedness for accidental or intentional introductions of disease agents that threaten...

2002 Pierre Lecture in Soil Science Sept. 11 at Iowa State

August 20th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — An internationally renowned soil scientist will visit Iowa State University to talk about the water needs of production agriculture. The 2002 Pierre Lecture in Soil Science will be given by William Jury on Sept. 11 in 2050...

Organic Training Session Precedes Iowa State Field Day Aug. 20

August 12th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University Extension training session Aug. 20 will feature organic crop production and marketing information. The daylong session is called Toolbox Training for Organic and Reduced-input Farming. It will be held at...

Aug. 21 Home Demonstration Garden Field Day Cancelled

August 12th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — The Home Demonstration Garden Field Day at the Rhodes Research and Demonstration Farm has been cancelled. The field day was set for Aug. 21. It will not be rescheduled because cattle at the farm got into the garden and trampled the...

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