2005 News & Featured Stories Archive

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Iowa State Student to Travel to China for Dairy Marketing Internship

December 27th, 2005
Lorilee Schultz, a senior in agriculture business and economics from Ogden, is getting ready to travel to the Peopleӳ Republic of China on an International Agricultural Internship Program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Schultz was...

Pilot Program Offers Agronomy Class, Scholarships to High School

December 20th, 2005
Ames, Iowa — This semester high school students from Chicago have taken an online course from Iowa State University as they prepare for careers in the agriculture industry. With a little extra effort, they’ll get paid for doing it, too. In the...

FAPRI Analyzes Global Effects of Recent U.S. Proposal for WTO Agriculture Negotiations

December 15th, 2005
In October, the U.S. Trade Representative released a proposal for agricultural trade reform in the ongoing World Trade Organization negotiations. The Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) today (Dec. 15) released its analysis of...

Two New Water Quality Projects at Iowa State Receive Funding

December 14th, 2005
Two new research projects at Iowa State University have been funded as part of more than $14 million in grants nationwide to address water supply and water quality issues. The grants are administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's...

After Nearly Two Decades, Full-time Farmer Completes Master's Degree

December 12th, 2005
Dave Serfling has been going to Iowa State University for almost 17 years. Dave Serfling (left), shown with his son, Ethan and wife, Diane, used a computer and the Internet to finish his distance education masters degree. Photo courtesy of...

Animal Genomics Research Grants Announced

December 5th, 2005
A total of $175,000 has been awarded to 19 projects in the fall 2005 research grants provided through the Iowa State University Center for Integrated Animal Genomics (CIAG). The grants, funded by the College of Agriculture, Agriculture and Home...

Agronomy Faculty, Student Recognized by Agronomic Societies

December 1st, 2005
The Iowa State University agronomy department received numerous awards at the 2005 international annual meetings of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Nov. 6-10...

ISU Professor Named Fellow of Agronomy Society

December 1st, 2005
Antonio Mallarino, Iowa State University agronomy professor, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA). The award was presented at the 2005 international annual meetings of ASA, Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and Soil...

New Risk Assessment Course Offered by Iowa State University

December 1st, 2005
Iowa State University is among the first in the nation to offer a course in risk assessment for the biological sciences. The graduate course teaches students how to interpret the risk of adverse incidents in such situations as transgenic...

ISU Researchers' Goal is Making Odor Reduction Cost Effective

November 30th, 2005
Two Iowa State University agricultural engineers are studying an old idea for lowering livestock facility odor emissions, but with a new twist. The idea of pushing the air from building exhaust fans through a biofilter has been around for 40 years...

Preparing Iowa for Avian Influenza Discussed at Iowa State

November 30th, 2005
Iowa, the largest egg-producing state in the nation, is well prepared for an avian influenza outbreak, if one should occur. Thirty-five scientists, producers and government and industry leaders met at Iowa State University Nov. 17 to discuss the...

Thomas Baum Named Plant Pathology Department Chair

November 21st, 2005
Thomas Baum, Iowa State University associate professor, became chair of the Department of Plant Pathology effective Nov. 1. Baum was named department chair following an internal search to replace former chair Charlotte Bronson, who was appointed...

Iowa State Takes Steps to Preserve World's Oldest Chicken Lines

November 16th, 2005
Tornadoes touched down twice in Ames in 2005. Although no serious damage was done to research facilities at Iowa State University, there is always the possibility the next natural disaster could have an impact. The Iowa State University Poultry...

Animal Agriculture and the Environment Symposium Planned

November 14th, 2005
A national symposium focusing on animal agriculture and the environment will be held Jan. 5-6, 2006 in Kansas City. "Visions for Animal Agriculture and the Environment" is being organized by the Department of Animal Science and the Iowa...

Technological Changes Mark 10 Years of Delivering Distance Education

November 10th, 2005
Remember pop quizzes in school? Now professors at Iowa State University can ask students to respond to a question with a clicker system and instantly quiz students. It's similar to getting answers from the audience during the "Who Wants to...

New Endowed Faculty Positions Created in ISU College of Agriculture

November 9th, 2005
Over the next two years, five new endowed faculty positions will be filled in the Iowa State University College of Agriculture. "Faculty members who hold endowed positions inspire students to take bold steps toward learning and discovery, and...

Iowa Seed Directory Offers Quality Seed Options for Spring

November 3rd, 2005
Are you looking for quality seed to plant next spring? The Iowa Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) recently published the Iowa Seed Directory as a resource for finding quality seeds of soybeans, oats, triticale, wheat and native prairie species....

Consumers Benefit from Strong, Enforceable Intellectual Property Protection in Seed Industry, accord

October 31st, 2005
Effective intellectual property protection is needed to encourage private agricultural seed companies to invest in research and development that will bring new technologies to farmers around the world. Yet protection standards that are too high...

Kirschenmann named Distinguished Fellow; DeWitt to become Interim Director of Leopold Center

October 28th, 2005
Fred Kirschenmann, director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University, has accepted a new leadership role as a distinguished fellow of the center. Jerry DeWitt, coordinator of ISU Extension's sustainable...

Grain Storage Books Available from Midwest Plan Service

October 26th, 2005
Information about maintaining stored grain is available from MidWest Plan Service (MWPS) at Iowa State University. The two books are "Managing Dry Grain in Storage" and "Dry Grain Aeration Systems Design Handbook." "Managing...

ISU College of Agriculture Awards Presented Oct. 21

October 24th, 2005
Two men who have made important contributions to the agriculture industry were honored Oct. 21 as part of an Iowa State University Alumni Association awards ceremony. Both awards are given annually by the Iowa State College of Agriculture. The...

Iowa State Faculty Update World-renowned Animal Science Books

October 24th, 2005
The legacy of a California man who authored 22 animal science books is being carried on by faculty at Iowa State University. Marion Eugene Ensminger had a lifelong dedication to animal agriculture education. He served on the faculty at universities...

ISU/UK Collaborate in First-in-the-nation Poultry Air Monitoring

October 24th, 2005
On Oct. 1, agricultural engineers at Iowa State University and University of Kentucky began collecting air emissions data from two commercial broiler houses in Kentucky. The Iowa State team traveled to Kentucky to set up the monitoring equipment and...

New Ag Major Proves Biology Isn't Just for Doctors or Vets Anymore

October 12th, 2005
Mark Goering has always had a fascination with vaccines and helping people but the white lab coat he wants to wear probably won’t say "M.D." Goering is a freshman at Iowa State University, majoring in biology in the College of Agriculture...

Nation's Largest Ag Career Day Helps Keep Graduates in Iowa

October 11th, 2005
Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture is helping to supply the state’s and nation’s demand for employees and keep graduates in Iowa during its annual Ag Career Day on Oct. 25 at the Memorial Union. The Ag Career Day is on track to be the...

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