2005 News & Featured Stories Archive

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ISU Ag Engineering 100th Celebration Includes Historical Symposium

July 6th, 2005
A historical symposium at an international meeting is the next step in the centennial celebration for Iowa State University's Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. The department's roots are traced to 1905 when Jay B....

Iowa Farmers Support 2002 Farm Bill as Model for 2007 Bill

July 6th, 2005
The majority of Iowa farmers responding to an Iowa State University survey said the basic directions of the 2002 Farm Bill should be continued, the income protection it offers is adequate and overall, the program has been successful. The current...

Iowa Congressional Members will Open ISU's Ag Policy Summit

June 30th, 2005
Members of Iowa's Congressional delegation will share their perspectives on the 2007 Farm Bill at the opening session of Iowa State University's Agricultural Policy Summit — "New Directions in Federal Farm Policy: Issues for the 2007...

ISU Crop Adviser Institute Releases Updated Soybean Rust Info on CD-ROM

June 29th, 2005
The Crop Adviser Institute (CAI) at Iowa State University has released a revised soybean rust training module for Certified Crop Advisers and soybean producers. Tom Schultz, agronomy CAI instructional development specialist, said the interactive...

Risk Management Workshops to Focus on Amish and Mennonite Growers

June 27th, 2005
Reducing management risks for Amish and Mennonite farmers is the focus of a $39,000 grant awarded to Mark Gleason, Iowa State University plant pathology professor. The competitive grant was awarded to Gleason by the North Central Risk Management...

Results from Livestock Facility Emissions Monitoring Released

June 22nd, 2005
A six-state study that involved air quality monitoring near swine and poultry facilities will help in the search for ways to reduce emissions. Results from five of the states involved in the study were released June 22 at a meeting of the Air and...

2005 Dairy Seminar Papers Available at MWPS

June 22nd, 2005
Papers from a Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference are now available in book form. The book contains information from a conference held earlier this month in Dubuque. The conference was sponsored by extension services at Iowa State...

Farmland Used by ISU to be Sold Near Ames, Council Bluffs

June 16th, 2005
The Committee for Agricultural Development (CAD) plans to sell nearly 800 acres of farmland it owns in central and southwest Iowa. The land primarily has been used by CAD for growing Iowa State University-developed seed and by U.S. Department of...

High Schoolers and Mentors to Get Hooked on Science

June 15th, 2005
Hooked on Science is an Iowa State University workshop set for June 16 and 17 designed to make high school students and their mentors aware of career opportunities available in food science and human nutrition. A mentor is someone who contributes to...

Regents Approve Sale of Iowa State University Ankeny Farm

June 14th, 2005
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, this morning approved the sale of Iowa State University's 1,031-acre Ankeny dairy farm. The City of Ankeny has agreed to pay a net value of $20.6 million to ISU over a two-year period. Terms of the sale...

Regents to Consider Proposed Sale of ISU Ankeny Farm

June 10th, 2005
The proposed sale of Iowa State University's dairy farm in Ankeny will fulfill state legislation passed three years ago and will mark the start of a new era for the nearly 110-year-old dairy science program. Last week, the City of Ankeny and...

Research and Demonstration Farm Field Days Begin June 23

June 7th, 2005
Asian soybean rust will be a prime topic at the Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms six summer field days scheduled to begin June 23. The potential spread of the disease is a priority item among soybean producers and researchers...

New Responsibilities and Area Boundaries for ISU Extension Specialists

June 7th, 2005
As change has occurred in the way Iowa's livestock producers operate, change also has taken place in the way Iowa State University Extension provides assistance to those producers. The most recent change is a new staffing plan that shifts some...

Genomics Research Grants Awarded to Three Projects at Iowa State

June 1st, 2005
Three innovative research projects have been awarded grants by Iowa State University's Center for Integrated Animal Genomics (CIAG). The grants were awarded to ISU faculty through a competitive program that provides seed money for animal,...

ISU Agronomy Professor Named Fellow of Iowa Academy of Sciences

May 19th, 2005
Lee Burras, associate professor in Iowa State University's agronomy department, was named a fellow of the Iowa Academy of Sciences at the organization's annual meeting. Burras joined the department in 1995. He received his bachelor's...

World Food Prize Laureate to Speak on Friday at McFarland Park

May 18th, 2005
John Niederhauser, 1990 World Food Prize Laureate, will speak at 2 p.m. on Friday at the Story County Conservation Center in McFarland Park. Niederhauser was invited to speak by the Iowa State University plant pathology department. The lecture is...

Branded Beef Demonstration Project Underway at Iowa State

May 17th, 2005
Iowa's reputation as a producer of high-quality beef is the basis for a demonstration project at Iowa State University to develop a brand linked to that reputation. "Iowa's high-quality beef is the result of the state's abundance...

On-farm Research Pilot Program Underway in Northwest Iowa

May 16th, 2005
Iowa State University has created an on-farm research program in Sioux, Lyon and Osceola counties. "There has been an increased interest in on-farm research. If this pilot project works well, we will expand it to other areas of the state,...

Muffins Aren't Just for Breakfast Anymore — They're Space Food, Too!

May 13th, 2005
A muffin developed by a team of graduate students at Oklahoma State University took first place in the 2005 NASA Food Technology Commercial Space Center Product Development Competition at Iowa State University. The student team affiliated with the...

Agricultural Policy Summit at Iowa State University July 6-8

May 9th, 2005
The agenda is being finalized for an agricultural policy summit July 6-8 at Iowa State University. The conference is titled "New Directions in Federal Farm Policy: Issues for the 2007 Farm Bill." Current federal farm program legislation,...

Final Plans for ISU's New Dairy Farm Presented to Regents

May 5th, 2005
When completed, Iowa State University's new dairy farm is expected to be one of the premier dairy education and research facilities in the nation. "We've been planning a long time for this and the new farm will bring our dairy science...

Ag Program Provides Hands-on Experience, Credit, Pay for Students

May 4th, 2005
Ryan Elgin herds a calf and its mother from a pasture to be tagged. Angela Beaman conducts hydroponic research on basil. Tiffany Obrecht learns the science of writing and conducting a survey. Adrienne Brant responds to an emergency birth on the Iowa...

ISU Researcher Receives New Grant to Study Soil Bacteria

May 3rd, 2005
An Iowa State University researcher has been awarded a three-year, $435,000 National Science Foundation grant to study soil bacteria. Larry Halverson, a senior lecturer in Iowa State's Department of Plant Pathology, is studying how...

Iowa State University Students Awed by Iowa Farms

May 3rd, 2005
On two weekends in April, eight students in the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University experienced Iowa agriculture first hand as participants in a pilot program called Agriculture Weekend Experience (AWE). AWE gives students in the College...

ISU Plans to Build Modern Dairy Facility South of Ames

May 2nd, 2005
Iowa State University is moving forward with plans to build a state-of-the-art dairy education and research facility south of Ames. This week the Committee for Agricultural Development (CAD), a nonprofit organization affiliated with the university,...

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