2004 News & Featured Stories Archive

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New Fact Sheet Series Targets Livestock and Poultry Producers

March 9th, 2004
A new set of 24 fact sheets and related slide presentations is designed to help livestock and poultry producers deal with revised federal regulations for concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO). A national team of 20 land-grant university...

Iowa State Professor Heads American Oil Chemists' Society

March 4th, 2004
Larry Johnson, Iowa State University professor of food science and human nutrition and director of the Center for Crops Utilization Research, has been elected president of the American Oil Chemists’ Society. The society is an international...

Report Highlights Prospects for U.S. and South American Ag Exports

March 4th, 2004
A weak dollar, high prices and global economic growth bode well for U.S. agricultural exports, according to the 10-year projections of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI), presented to Congress this week. FAPRI, a policy...

Two at Iowa State Honored as Part of State Environmental Awards

February 18th, 2004
Gov. Tom Vilsack Monday (Feb. 16) presented the 2003 Iowa Environmental Excellence Awards at a ceremony in Des Moines. An Iowa State University agricultural engineer and an Iowa State entomologist were among those honored. James Baker, University...

Seed Directories Offer Quality Seed Options for Spring

February 17th, 2004
Looking for quality seeds to plant in 2004? The Iowa Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) has published two seed directories that include listings of corn, native prairie species, oats, soybeans and wheat seeds. The first is the Iowa Seed Directory,...

ISU Animal Science Research Report Available on CD

February 17th, 2004
This year's Iowa State University report on animal agriculture is different from previous annual reports in two ways. First, it includes reports on all animal research done at Iowa State. And second, it is being offered on CD-ROM. "This...

Test of Crop Bioterrorism Alert System Successful

February 10th, 2004
A simulation designed to test a system that would alert the nation in case of a crop bioterrorism attack passed its first trial last month, according to an Iowa State University plant pathologist. Forrest Nutter, Iowa State plant disease...

Fourth Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture Planned

February 9th, 2004
The fourth John Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture, which honors a retired Iowa State University agronomy professor, will be March 3-4. Daryll Ray, Blasingame Chair of Excellence in Agricultural Policy and director of the Agricultural...

Iowa State Horticulture Student Earns National Scholarship

February 3rd, 2004
An Iowa State University horticulture student who hopes to own a floral shop someday will gain experience this summer through a national internship program. Danielle Prevette, a junior from West Des Moines, is a recent recipient of a Mosmiller...

Seed Science Center Workshops and Conference Feb. 16-18

February 3rd, 2004
The 26th Annual Seed Technology Conference will be held Feb. 17 at the Scheman Building. The conference, Output Traits Developed for Corn and Soybeans, is sponsored by the Iowa State University Seed Science Center. The conference, which runs from 8...

ISU Poultry Specialist Inducted into Hall of Fame

January 29th, 2004
An Iowa State University emeritus professor of animal science has been inducted into the American Poultry Historical Society Hall of Fame. Jerry Sell, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture, was honored Jan. 28 during the U.S....

ISU Releases Soybean Aphid Management Info on CD-ROM

January 29th, 2004
An Iowa State University emeritus professor of animal science has been inducted into the American Poultry Historical Society Hall of Fame. Jerry Sell, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture, was honored Jan. 28 during the U.S....

ISU Sociologists to Study a Decade of Change in Iowa Communities

January 28th, 2004
Sociologists from Iowa State University will be studying changes in rural communities during the past 10 years. The researchers received a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant for $210,000 to survey residents about the quality of life in their...

ISU College of Agriculture Presents Awards to Faculty, Staff

January 28th, 2004
The College of Agriculture at Iowa State University presented annual awards to faculty and staff at its spring semester convocation on Tuesday. Award winners were: Lee Burras, associate professor of agronomy, received the Outstanding Adviser Award....

ISU Ultrasound Technology Produces Top Angus Cow in the Nation

January 12th, 2004
An Angus cow from an Iowa State University herd has been ranked first in the nation by the American Angus Association, and will be sold at the National Western Livestock Show in Denver on Jan. 16. The cow was ranked first out of 135,841 Angus cows...

January 7 Satellite Broadcast to Address BSE Concerns

January 5th, 2004
The current BSE crisis is impacting Iowa beef producers, andprompting questions from Iowa consumers about the safety of their beef. Asa result, the Iowa Beef Center and Cooperative Extension at Iowa State Universityis offering a satellite broadcast...

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