2005 News & Featured Stories Archive

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Iowa State Program Assists with Nutrient Management Plans

October 10th, 2005
An educational program based at Iowa State University makes it easier for U.S. livestock producers to get professional assistance when developing comprehensive nutrient management plans. Comprehensive nutrient management plans (CNMP) must be...

U.S. Pork Center of Excellence Housed on Iowa State Campus

October 5th, 2005
The Iowa State University campus is the home for the U.S. Pork Center of Excellence, a new focal point for national pork industry research and producer education. David Meisinger assumed his duties July 1 as director of the center, which is housed...

ISU Farm Income Tax School Offered in Eight Cities

October 3rd, 2005
Iowa State University's Farm Income Tax School will be offered this fall in eight locations around Iowa. The ISU tax school is a two-day training session for tax professionals, including attorneys, accountants and enrolled agents, who have...

ISU Looks for Grazing Alternatives to Improve Water Quality

September 26th, 2005
A team of Iowa State University animal scientists is evaluating how to improve the water quality of Iowa's farm streams through livestock grazing practices. Jim Russell, animal science professor, and his team are trying to determine how cattle...

ISU Students Send Beef Sticks for Katrina's Victims, Rescue Workers

September 21st, 2005
Two Iowa State University meat science graduate students are using their education and university contacts to feed collegiate victims of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and Mississippi. This week, Sherry Olsen of Story City and Angela Laury of...

Experts to Debate Climate Change Policy at Iowa State

September 13th, 2005
A debate, "Beyond Kyoto: The Future of International Climate Change Policy," will feature Joseph Aldy and Scott Barrett at Iowa State University at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 19 in the Mahlstede Building at Reiman Gardens. The two experts have...

ISU Professor Recognized by the American Meat Science Association

September 9th, 2005
Joseph Sebranek, university professor of animal science and food science and human nutrition in Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture, was named the recipient of the American Meat Science Association’s (AMSA) Distinguished Research Award....

100th Celebration of ISU Ag Engineering Department Oct. 6-8

September 7th, 2005
Three days of activities Oct. 6-8 caps the yearlong centennial celebration for Iowa State University's Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE). The department's roots are traced to 1905 when Jay Davidson arrived in Ames...

ISU Researchers Get $2 million Grant to Study Plant Disease Defenses

August 31st, 2005
Researchers at Iowa State University have been awarded a $2 million grant by the National Science Foundation to study disease defenses in agricultural crops. "Plant diseases are among the greatest deterrents to crop production worldwide,"...

Symposium on Community Entrepreneurship to be Held Sept. 28

August 30th, 2005
Promoting business networking and entrepreneurship in rural communities will be the focus of a symposium on Sept. 28 at the Scheman Building at Iowa State University. The symposium, "Small Towns and Economic Shocks: Business Networks and...

ISU Seminars Offered on Farm Business and Tax Issues

August 26th, 2005
Iowa State University will offer two seminars in September for professionals who serve the owners and operators of Iowa's farm businesses. The Farm Estate and Business Planning Seminar focuses on practical problems arising among farm firms and...

ISU Research Suggests New Crop Option for Iowa Producers

August 24th, 2005
Iowa crop producers are getting ready to harvest this year's corn and soybeans. But an Iowa State University agronomist is suggesting they consider some fall planting, as well. "Triticale provides valuable soil conservation and nitrogen...

ISU Professor Serves on European Union Food Traceability Committees

August 22nd, 2005
Charles Hurburgh, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University, is the only American citizen invited to serve on TRACE, the European Commission's food traceability project, and Co-EXtra (Co-EXistence and...

Chair Hired to Lead Natural Resource Ecology and Management Department

August 15th, 2005
David Engle, Regents professor in rangeland ecology and management at Oklahoma State University, has been hired as the new chair of Iowa State University’s Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management. Engle begins a five-year term as the...

Late Summer Field Days Begin Aug. 23 at Iowa State Research Farms

August 11th, 2005
Raising cattle in hoop structures, organic crop production, grape growing, pasture research and identity preserved soybeans are a few of the topics to be discussed at ten late-summer field days being held at Iowa State University's Research and...

Astronaut and ISU Graduate Part of Soybean Day at Iowa State Fair, Aug. 16

August 9th, 2005
The Iowa Soybean Association and Iowa State University's NASA Food Technology Commercial Space Center will host astronaut Clayton Anderson at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 16. "We are so excited that Clayton will be joining us for the Iowa...

Iowa State Students to Speak at Farm Bill Forum Thursday

August 8th, 2005
Two Iowa State University students have been invited to give opening remarks at a Farm Bill Forum with U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns at the Iowa State Fair on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The forum is one of nine listening sessions...

Colletti Named to Interim Position in College of Agriculture

August 3rd, 2005
Joe Colletti, professor and interim chair of the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, has been named interim senior associate dean of the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University. "Dr. Colletti has been a dedicated...

Yang Named Fellow of American Phytopathological Society

July 21st, 2005
X.B. Yang, Iowa State University professor of plant pathology, has been named a Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society. Yang was honored for his studies on plant disease risk-assessment, the impact of climatic changes on plant health and...

Kanwar Named American Society of Agricultural Engineers Fellow

July 21st, 2005
Ramesh Kanwar, professor and chair of the Iowa State University agricultural and biosystems engineering department, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE). Kanwar was honored for his work in soil and water...

Demonstration Garden Field Days Begin July 25

July 15th, 2005
Iowa State University’s Demonstration Garden Field Days offer a chance to see a variety of flowers and plants, talk to experts about gardening and taste what is growing. There will be nine field days beginning July 25. One of this year’s themes is...

Soybean Rust Concerns from Recent Tropical Storms may be Overstated

July 14th, 2005
Recent tropical storms along with Hurricane Dennis are unlikely to have moved Asian soybean rust spores any closer to Iowa according to an Iowa State University extension plant pathologist. "Concerns about movement of soybean rust spores into...

ISU Air Quality Work Summary Updated and Online

July 11th, 2005
Researchers in Iowa State University's College of Agriculture continue to look for ways to reduce odor and gas emissions from livestock operations. ISU Extension specialists work with producers as this research leads to new knowledge. A new...

ISU Scientists Study Ways to Improve Poultry Production Air Quality

July 11th, 2005
In Iowa, hogs get most of the attention during discussions of air quality and livestock production. And while numerous research projects are underway at Iowa State University to improve air quality in and around hog production units, scientists at...

ISU Researchers Provide Tool for Assessing Water Policy Options

July 11th, 2005
Researchers at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) have developed a method for better assessing the costs and benefits of a range of conservation practices in agriculture to mitigate water pollution. The conservation practices...

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