2005 News & Featured Stories Archive

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Awards Presented by Iowa State Agriculture Honor Society

April 21st, 2005
The Iowa Chapter of the Honor Society of Agriculture, known as Gamma Sigma Delta, presented awards April 5 to Iowa State University College of Agriculture faculty and alumni. Mission Awards winners, from left, William Edwards, Joel Coats and Douglas...

Iowa State Crops Team Places Second at National Competition

April 20th, 2005
The Iowa State University crops team placed second overall April 15 at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) crops contest in Norfolk, Neb. The team of agronomy undergraduates placed first in the crop knowledge and lab...

Animal Behavior Specialist Joins Iowa State University Faculty

April 20th, 2005
A new faculty member with expertise in animal behavior has joined the Iowa State University animal science department. "My interest in the field of animal behavior was sparked when I took an undergraduate course on farm animal welfare,"...

ISU to Test Asian Soybean Rust Fast Track System this Week

April 19th, 2005
Forrest Nutter, an Iowa State University plant pathologist, will be coordinating a test of the Iowa Soybean Rust Team's fast track system this week. "The goal of the exercise is to test the communications within the fast track system,...

Banquet to Kickoff ISU Ag Engineering Centennial Celebration

April 18th, 2005
A banquet for students and their families will kickoff a centennial celebration in the Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. The department's roots are traced to 1905 when Jay Davidson arrived in Ames from...

Companion Animal Expert Joins Iowa State University Faculty

April 18th, 2005
The road Matthew Ellinwood took to Iowa is a long and winding one. It began in Arizona, with stops in Massachusetts, Missouri, Colorado, Pennsylvania and France. Last Oct. 1, he settled into Iowa State's animal science department. "His...

ISU Researcher Coordinates Early Warning System for Soybean Rust

April 14th, 2005
X.B. Yang, an Iowa State University plant pathologist, received $389,000 to coordinate sentinel soybean plots in 20 states. The funding will be used to plant and monitor soybean plots and provide an early warning system for Asian soybean rust....

ISU Emeritus Professor Honored by University of Arkansas

April 11th, 2005
The University of Arkansas College of Engineering has presented an award to an emeritus professor in Iowa State's agricultural and biosystems engineering department. Wes Buchele was one of 11 people to receive the first-ever Distinguished...

ISU Faculty Honored by American Society of Agricultural Engineers

April 11th, 2005
Honors were given April 7 to two faculty members of the Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at the Iowa Section Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers. Amy Kaleita, assistant professor, was...

ISU's MANRRS Chapter Names National Chapter of the Year

April 11th, 2005
Iowa State’s Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) chapter was named the national Chapter of the Year April 2 at the MANRRS 20th annual Career Fair and Conference in Pittsburgh. The chapter’s entry materials and...

ISU Graduate Students Receive Distance Education Scholarships

April 8th, 2005
Seven Iowa State University graduate students have been awarded Virgil K. Webster Scholarships to pursue master’s degrees using distance education. The award is presented annually to selected students interested in agronomy who demonstrate...

Honors for Two in ISU Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

April 6th, 2005
Two members of the Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering have been recognized for their work. Tom Glanville, associate professor, was named the Engineer of the Year at the Mid-Central American Society of...

ISU Beef Cattle Research Continues Tradition, Breaks New Ground

April 5th, 2005
At Iowa State University, a long-term project designed to improve the meat quality of beef cattle continues to produce results. At the same time, a new project studies ways to protect water quality in pastures where beef cattle graze. The water-...

More than 90 Percent of Iowa's Soybean Growers Aware of New Disease

April 1st, 2005
The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) annual survey indicates that 94 percent Iowa farmers who intend to plant soybeans are aware of Asian soybean rust. The survey results also indicate that 87 percent of all Iowa farmers are aware of...

2005 Staniforth Lecture in Weed Science April 13 at Iowa State

March 30th, 2005
An upcoming lecture at Iowa State University will address the potential development of "superweeds" and other possible outcomes from the unintended spread of engineered plant genes. Norman Ellstrand, professor of genetics and director of...

Brazil Experience Will Aid in Asian Soybean Rust Identification

March 30th, 2005
Seeing Asian soybean rust first-hand may aid in its identification this growing season. In February, eight Iowa State University crop specialists and six members of the Iowa Soybean Rust Team took a trip to Brazil to observe soybean rust in the...

ISU Team Places First in Scholastic Competition

March 25th, 2005
A team of students from the College of Agriculture placed first in the Academic Quadrathlon held in conjunction with the Midwest Section joint meetings of the American Society of Animal Science and the American Dairy Science Association. The...

Iowa Dairy Industry Sets Development Goal

March 21st, 2005
There were 6,080 dairy herds in Iowa in 1990. By 2004, that number had dropped to 2,410. Now several groups interested in Iowa's dairy industry are working together to reverse that downward trend. A meeting last summer was the first step. It...

FAPRI Projects Rebounding U.S. Meat Exports, Soybean Concentration

March 16th, 2005
Solid prices, stable economic growth globally and a weak dollar in industrialized trading countries will keep U.S. agricultural exports strong for the next 10 years, according to the projections the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (...

Trees Being Considered in the Fight Against Livestock Odor

March 15th, 2005
Monitoring will begin in April to help determine if trees planted around an Iowa poultry production facility can reduce odor and dust. The monitoring at the Sparboe Farms facility near Eagle Grove is just one part of a multi-faceted research...

Iowa State Agricultural Research Among Most Cited Worldwide

March 4th, 2005
Over the past decade, Iowa State University was the 10th most-cited institution in the world in agricultural sciences, according to In-Cites, a Web site that tracks the use of scientific information that is mentioned in research papers worldwide....

ISU Fraternity Celebrates Centennial, Hosts National Conference

March 4th, 2005
The Iowa State University chapter of Alpha Zeta will host the 49th national Biennial Conclave and National Agriculture Leadership Conference April 7-9 at the Comfort Inn in Ames. Alpha Zeta also will celebrate the centennial of the Iowa State Wilson...

Iowa State University Receives $900,000 Grant for SCN Research

February 23rd, 2005
Iowa State University has been awarded a grant for $900,000 to investigate the process by which soybean cyst nematodes infect soybeans. Soybean cyst nematodes (SCN) cause an estimated $700 million in annual losses to the U.S. soybean industry and...

USDA Grant to Fund New Air Quality Research Project at ISU

February 16th, 2005
Iowa State University is one of 11 institutions receiving part of $5 million in new funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for air quality research. The four-year project will study dietary strategies to reduce gas emissions from turkey,...

2005 ISU Animal Industry Research Report Available on CD-ROM, Online

February 15th, 2005
For the second year in a row, the annual Iowa State University report on animal agriculture includes summaries on all animal research done at Iowa State. And it is available both on CD-ROM and on the Web. "This year's report again combines...

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