2003 News & Featured Stories

ISU RESEARCHERS AWARDED $440,000 TO STUDY VEGETATIVE ODOR BUFFERS December 29th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Researchers at Iowa State University have received a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant totaling $440,000 to study the use of trees, shrubs and other perennial plants as buffers to reduce odors around poultry and egg...

Iowa State University experts can provide local reaction to mad cow disease December 23rd, 2003
The first-ever suspected case of mad cow disease in the U.S. is being investigated in Washington state, Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman announced Dec. 23. A Holstein cow was reportedly tested Dec. 9 when the animal was presented at a...

SYNGENTA DONATES $100,000 FOR GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP IN SEED SCIENCE December 22nd, 2003
AMES, Iowa — A $100,000 gift from Syngenta Corporation will help fund graduate fellowships in Seed Science at Iowa State University. "This gift will help us attract the future leaders and prepare them to enhance our seed industry's...

SUBMIT COMMENTS ONLINE FOR ISU COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE RESEARCH PRIORITIES December 10th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Iowans with thoughts on future priorities for Iowa State University's agricultural research programs can submit their comments comments electronically. "Identifying Priorities for Iowa's Future," the report...

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY RECEIVES $766,500 FEDERAL GRANT TO STUDY FARM SAFETY, INJURY ISSUES FOR CHILDREN December 9th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has been awarded a $766,500, three-year grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to study farm-related injuries to children and to create safety-training materials. The grant is the...

ISU RECEIVES FEDERAL GRANT TO EXPAND ODOR RESEARCH December 8th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Researchers at Iowa State University soon will receive a USDA National Research Initiative grant of nearly $480,000 to investigate odor dispersion from swine facilities. Iowa State is the lead institution in a three-state effort...

DOLEZAL GIFT TO INITIATE FUNDING FOR ENDOWED AGRICULTURAL LAW CHAIR November 26th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — A gift from Leonard Dolezal, a retired farmer in Linn County, will set the stage for a fundraising effort to establish an endowed faculty position in agricultural law at Iowa State University. Dolezal, who lives in Cedar Rapids,...

IOWA STATE AGRONOMY PROFESSOR NAMED FELLOW OF CROPS SOCIETY November 26th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University agronomy Professor Russ Mullen has been named a fellow of the Crops Science Society of America (CSSA). Mullen was one of 11 crop scientists selected for the honor, which is based on professional achievements...

ISU PROFESSOR NAMED PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL CROPS SOCIETY November 26th, 2003
AMES, Iowa Iowa State University agronomy Professor Ken Moore has been named president of the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) for 2003-04. Moore took office at CSSA's recent annual meeting, which was held in conjunction meetings of...

IOWA STATE PROFESSOR HONORED BY NATIONAL AGRONOMY SOCIETY November 26th, 2003
AMES, Iowa —The American Society of Agronomy named Iowa State University agronomy Professor Antonio Mallarino recipient of the Werner L. Nelson Award for Diagnosis of Yield-Limiting Factors. The award recognizes outstanding performance and...

MEDIA ADVISORY: ISU RELEASES AIR QUALITY RESEARCH, EXTENSION SUMMARY November 25th, 2003
Air quality continues to receive much attention around Iowa, in communities and in state policy meetings. Researchers in Iowa State University's College of Agriculture are looking for ways to reduce odor and gas emissions from livestock...

ISU MEAT SCIENCE PROGRAM RATED SECOND BEST IN THE NATION November 25th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — For the third straight year, Meat and Poultry magazine has ranked Iowa State University's meat science program second in the nation. "I.S.U. is well known for its ability to produce top-shelf students with an...

THREE IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS NAMED AAAS FELLOWS November 24th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has awarded fellowship status to 348 scientists and engineers, including three Iowa State University professors. Harley Moon, professor emeritus of veterinary...

$1.3 Million Gift to Increase ISU College of Ag Student Scholarships November 17th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — A $1.3 million estate gift from Jeanette Kennedy will establish the F.W. Schiele Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship. The donation will increase the value of the Iowa State University's College of Agriculture Excellence in...

TEACHERS, STUDENTS RECRUITED FOR ISU BIOSECURITY WORKSHOP November 17th, 2003
AMES, Iowa - High school science and agriculture teachers and their students are being recruited for a workshop that will showcase the wide array of academic disciplines in the Iowa State University College of Agriculture. BioSecurity...

DWOJAK GIFT TO ENHANCE UKRAINIAN EXCHANGE PROGRAM WITH IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY November 17th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Stefan and Kateryna Dwojak, long-time supporters of the exchange program between Ukraine and Iowa State University, have donated $350,000 to continue their support. The gift was announced at a College of Agriculture donor...

Soybean Oil Developed at Iowa State Eliminates Need for Hydrogenation and Cuts Trans Fats November 12th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — New soybean varieties developed at Iowa State University hold promise for food manufacturers scrambling to remove unhealthy trans fats from their products. The new soybeans produce oil that doesn't need to be hydrogenated...

ISU Crop Adviser Institute Wins American Society of Agronomy Awards November 11th, 2003
AMES, Iowa - The Iowa State University Crop Adviser Institute (CAI) won the top two awards for its software applications at the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) annual meeting. The American Society of Agronomy Educational Materials Awards...

ISU College of Agriculture Seeks Comments Nov. 20 on Future Research Priorities November 10th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is seeking comments on future directions of its agricultural research program and related extension activities at an ICN meeting Thursday, Nov. 20. The ICN meeting will begin at 7 p.m., hosted by Catherine...

Pork Producer Surveys Document Efforts to Control Odor November 10th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Two surveys conducted by Iowa State University researchers show Iowa swine producers are using a wide variety of techniques to minimize odor from their operations. "Air quality issues related to livestock production have...

Survey Finds States' Ability to Respond to Biological Attacks Rises October 31st, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Two national surveys show the number of state health department epidemiology employees trained in infectious disease and terrorism preparedness increased significantly after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The surveys...

ISU Students Take Second in Soil Judging Contest October 30th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University soil judging team placed second in the group-judging division of the American Society of Agronomy regional soil judging contest on Oct. 23. Erik Christian, a junior in agronomy from Story City, placed...

Pioneer Hi-Bred Gives $150,000 for Graduate Fellowship in Seed Science October 28th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — A gift of $150,000 from Pioneer Hi-Bred International will establish the Pioneer Hi-Bred Graduate Fellowship in Seed Science at Iowa State University. "The U.S. seed industry is the finest in the world and this gift will help...

ISU Agronomy Emeritus Professor to be Honored by National FFA October 22nd, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Ken Larson, Iowa State University emeritus professor of agronomy, will be presented an Honorary American FFA Degree by the National FFA Organization. Larson was nominated by the Iowa FFA Association for his work with FFA Crops...

ISU Receives Support from Iowa Values Fund to Build Biologics Facility at Research Park October 22nd, 2003
AMES, Iowa — At its meeting today, the Iowa Values Fund Board voted to support the regent universities' request for $25 million to be used for economic development initiatives. The Iowa Values Fund legislation designated $10 million for...

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