2003 News & Featured Stories Archive

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ISU College of Agriculture Awards Presented Oct. 17

October 20th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Two Iowa State University College of Agriculture graduates who have made important contributions to the agriculture industry were honored Oct. 17 as part of an ISU Alumni Association awards ceremony. Both awards are given annually...

Agriculture Career Day to be Held at Iowa State Tuesday

October 15th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — The biggest agriculture career day in the nation will be held next Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union on the Iowa State University campus. The event will bring about 125 employers to campus to...

New Institute to Evaluate Genetically Modified Organisms

October 10th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — The Board of Regents, State of Iowa has approved the creation of an institute at Iowa State University to address critical issues surrounding genetically modified agricultural products. The Biosafety Institute for Genetically...

2003 Pierre Lecture in Soil Science Oct. 22 at Iowa State

October 7th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — An expert in agricultural ecology will discuss the role of soils in profitable, sustainable agriculture systems Oct. 22 at Iowa State University. Phil Robertson, professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and the W.K....

CDC Taps ISU's Center for Food Security and Public Health to be National Specialty Center

October 7th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has named the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine's Center for Food Security and Public Health a CDC Specialty Center in Public Health Preparedness for...

Iowa State Expert to Speak at Senate Climate Change Briefing

September 26th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University plant pathologist X.B. Yang will speak Monday, Sept. 29, before a U.S. Senate committee on climate change impacts on crop pests and diseases. The Congressional briefing for the Committee on Agriculture,...

Speakers Will Discuss Biotechnology's Potential in Iowa's Food and Health Industries Oct. 3 at ISU

September 22nd, 2003
AMES, Iowa — The food science and human nutrition department at Iowa State University will host a program, "What is the Potential Impact of Biotechnology on Food and Nutrition for the Health and Economy of Iowa?" on Friday, Oct. 3, in...

Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Resources News

September 15th, 2003
STUDY REVEALS READY MARKET FOR LOCAL GRAPE JUICE Iowa grown and processed grape juice may have a ready market in consumer buying clubs and churches, according to results from two recent surveys funded by a competitive grant from the Leopold...

Cutrona Named New Director for Iowa State's Institute for Social and Behavioral Research

September 11th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Carolyn Cutrona, professor of psychology at Iowa State University, has been named director of ISU's Institute for Social and Behavioral Research. Cutrona has been affiliated with the institute since joining Iowa State's...

Bug Snacks, Insect Zoo Share Top Billing at ISU's Insect Horror Film Festival, Sept. 18

September 11th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — It's a twist on the traditional dinner and a movie. The Insect Horror Film Festival at Iowa State University will feature bug snacks and an insect zoo, along with a film. The festival will be Thursday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m. in...

Prisons: A Disappointing Development Tool for Small Towns

September 9th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Small towns that attracted state prisons during the 1990s haven't realized the economic gains they had hoped to attain, according to a national study conducted by Iowa State University. "In the 1990s small-town leaders...

ISU Ag Law Candidate Withdraws; New Search Planned

September 5th, 2003
AMES, Iowa - The withdrawal of a candidate has ended a search for a faculty member in agricultural law in the economics department at Iowa State University. Jon Lauck, an assistant professor at South Dakota State University, withdrew his name...

Iowa State's Student-managed Farm Celebrates 60 Years on Oct. 4

September 3rd, 2003
AMES, Iowa — The first student-managed farm in the nation will celebrate its 60th anniversary with an open house during the Iowa State University's Family Weekend on Oct. 4 from 1 to 4 p.m., with a brief program at 2 p.m. Larry Trede,...

Candidate for ISU Agricultural Law Position to Visit Sept. 16

August 28th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Jon Lauck, a candidate for a faculty position in agricultural law at Iowa State University, will present a seminar during his visit to campus on Tuesday, Sept. 16. Lauck's seminar, which is open to the public, will be held at...

New Iowa State Course Studies Risks of Crop Bioterrorism in Iowa

August 28th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — A new graduate course this fall semester in the College of Agriculture will assess the threat of crop bioterrorism in Iowa. Issues Related to Crop Bioterrorism and Food Security is being offered in the departments of plant...

Drought Conditions Stress Iowa Crops

August 28th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — A shortage of rainfall throughout most of the state is drying up pastures, corn, soybeans and reducing hay production. Daryl Herzmann, Iowa State agricultural meteorologist, said Iowa's rainfall in August was three inches...

ISU Researchers Study Livestock Operations and Property Values

August 15th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — In the midst of the controversy surrounding the location and effects of large livestock operations in rural Iowa, a new study by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University suggests there may...

ISU Agricultural Engineering Student Clubs Named Best in the Nation

August 11th, 2003
AMES, Iowa - Two Iowa State University agricultural engineering student clubs were named best in the nation at the American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) international conference held July 27-30 in Las Vegas. This is the second year...

Drainage Research Forum and Field Day to be Held Aug. 14

August 5th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — The fourth Annual Drainage Research Forum and Agricultural Drainage Well Research Project Field Day will be held on Aug. 14 near West Bend. Researchers from Iowa State University, University of Minnesota, University of Illinois,...

Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Resources News

August 1st, 2003
RESEARCHER'S WORK COULD PROTECT SOYBEANS FROM NEMATODE PESTS Thomas Baum, associate professor of plant pathology at Iowa State University, is part of a multi-university team whose recent breakthroughs mark the starting point for...

Emergency Cattle Composting Research to Expand at ISU

July 31st, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Preliminary studies at Iowa State University have opened the door for a second year of research on the environmental impacts and biosecurity of composting to dispose of animal carcasses in the event of a cattle disease outbreak...

ISU Agronomy Prof Receives Award for Nutrient Management Work

July 31st, 2003
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State University Agronomy Professor Antonio Mallarino has been recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a 2003 Secretary's Honor Award recipient for his collaborative work on phosphorus...

ISU Professor to be Honored at International Symposium

July 31st, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Plant breeding scientists from around the world will gather to discuss plant breeding and to honor one of the foremost experts in the field at the Arnel R. Hallauer International Symposium on Plant Breeding Aug. 17-22 in Mexico...

ISU Professor Recognized for Research in Forage Production

July 22nd, 2003
AMES, Iowa — James Russell, an Iowa State University animal science professor, received the Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. Forage Award at the 98th Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association on June 24 in Phoenix. The award...

Turfgrass Field Day Focuses on $1.3 billion Iowa Industry

July 22nd, 2003
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Turfgrass, Nursery and Landscape field day on Thursday will focus on a $1.3 billion dollar business in Iowa. David Minner, Iowa State University horticulture professor, said a survey conducted last year by the Iowa...

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