2006 News & Featured Stories Archive

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ISU's College of Agriculture Considers Name Change

December 20th, 2006
Ames, Iowa - Iowa State University's College of Agriculture is moving forward with a proposal to change its name to the "College of Agriculture and Life Sciences." For the past several years, the college has been discussing a possible...

Native Species Directory Assures Quality and Origin of Seed

December 8th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — Are you looking for quality native seed to plant in 2007? The Iowa Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) has published the Native Species Directory as a resource for finding quality seeds that are native to the state of Iowa. The Native...

Iowa State Receives Grant to Study Turkey Production Air Emissions

December 4th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — A new, two-year study of air emissions from two Midwest turkey production units will get underway in March 2007, funded by a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Research Initiative on air quality. Iowa...

Iowa State Professor Earns USDA Excellence in Teaching Honor

November 20th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — Jim Kliebenstein, economics professor in Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture, has been awarded the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Agricultural Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award. Kliebenstein was one of six...

Iowa State Develops Vision for Iowa Animal Agriculture

November 20th, 2006
"Development through animal agriculture is a logical and exciting avenue to grow Iowa’s rural economies," said Wendy Wintersteen, dean of Iowa State’s College of Agriculture. "Our animal agriculture industry is favorably located...

Iowa State Professor Awarded USDA Excellence in Teaching Award

November 13th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University faculty member has been awarded the annual USDA Food and Agricultural Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award. Gail Nonnecke, a horticulture professor, is one of only two people to receive the national award,...

Iowa State, USDA Researchers Study Soybean's Family Tree

November 13th, 2006
A group of U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service researchers in Iowa State University's agronomy department are sequencing the soybean genome to discover the similarities and differences with its relatives in the legume...

New Agricultural Law Center Created at Iowa State University

November 9th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — A new Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation has been established at Iowa State University. The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, approved the new center at its Nov. 8 meeting in Ames. "The center addresses a growing need in today...

Iowa State Center Honored with Economic Development Award

November 1st, 2006
AMES, Iowa — The University Economic Development Association has presented Iowa State University with its Economic Development Research award for targeted industrial research in southeastern Iowa. The project began in August 2004 to conduct research...

ISU Soil Judging Places Second at Regional Contest

October 31st, 2006
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University soil judging team placed second overall at the American Society of Agronomy regional soil judging contest held at Kansas State University. Four of the Iowa State team members placed among the top 10 in the...

ISU to Study Impacts of More Energy Production from Agriculture

October 26th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has provided $275,000 in research funding to the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University to provide estimates of the impact on farmers, consumers and international trade...

ISU College of Agriculture Award Presented Oct. 20

October 25th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — Two men who have made important contributions to the agriculture industry were honored Oct. 20 as part of an Iowa State University Alumni Association awards ceremony. Both awards are given annually by the Iowa State College of...

Federal Energy Initiative Supports ISU Research on Effects of Ethanol Expansion

October 24th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — Researchers at Iowa State University will evaluate the costs and benefits of ethanol expansion to rural communities in the Upper Mississippi River Basin as part of a $676,722 biofuels research grant. The grant, awarded to research...

Iowa State Plant Pathologist Honored for Soybean Rust Work

October 20th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University plant pathologist has been recognized for his role in helping the U.S. soybean industry better manage the risk of soybean rust. X.B. Yang X.B. Yang is a leading expert on soybean rust and has studied the disease...

Iowa Seed Directory Offers Quality Seed Options for Spring

October 12th, 2006
AMES, Iowa - Are you looking for quality seed to plant in 2007? 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...

Ag Career Day Oct. 24, Largest in More than a Decade

October 10th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University's annual Agriculture Career Day has been filled to capacity with recruiting employers three weeks from the event on Oct. 24. The largest agricultural career fair in the nation will have 154 companies at 160...

91-Year-Old Plots of Continuous Corn to be Commemorated

October 5th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — A tour and commemoration ceremony of Iowa State University's long-term continuous corn research plots will be Oct. 12. The plots have been planted in corn since 1915. They were originally part of an extensive crop rotation/soil...

Researchers Bioengineer Plants Resistant to Devastating Pathogen

September 26th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — Researchers at three universities, including Iowa State University, have designed a new way to make plants resistant to the root-knot nematode, a microscopic, parasitic worm that is one of the world?s most destructive plant pathogens....

CARD Director to Review Farm Policy with House Subcommittee

September 19th, 2006
Ames, Iowa — Congress should take the best of current commodity policy and add in the best ideas from the Risk Management Agency to build a more efficient farm bill, an Iowa State University professor will tell a U.S. House of Representatives...

Iowa State to Offer Master's in Seed Technology and Business

September 6th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University will offer a master's degree in seed technology and business beginning next year. The interdisciplinary degree will integrate coursework from the colleges of Agriculture and Business. It will combine...

Oldest ISU Research Farm Celebrates Anniversary Sept. 8

August 28th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Northern Research and Demonstration Farm will celebrate its 75th anniversary Sept. 8. The North Iowa Experimental Association, which owns the farm, and Iowa State will host a day-long field day and open house...

Iowa State Scientists Study Alternative Crops for Fuel Production

August 24th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — Crops not routinely found on Iowa farms — switchgrass, Indiangrass, big bluestem, eastern gamagrass, sweet sorghum, triticale, kenaf — fill several research plots on an Iowa State University farm west of Ames. "Our primary goal is...

ISU News: ISU Seminars Offered on Farm Business and Tax Issues

August 14th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — 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 solutions to common...

Colletti Appointed to College of Agriculture Administration

August 11th, 2006
Joe Colletti has been named senior associate dean of the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University. Colletti’s appointment was effective Aug. 1. He had been serving as the senior associate dean on an interim basis since Aug. 15, 2005. Colletti...

Iowa State McNay Reseassrch Farm to celebrate 50th anniversary

July 25th, 2006
The Iowa State University McNay Research and Demonstration Farm near Chariton will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Sept. 14. The public is invited to attend the celebration starting at 10 a.m. The Lucas County Cattlemen are serving steak...

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