2006 News & Featured Stories Archive

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ISU College of Agriculture Presents Awards to Faculty, Staff

January 19th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — The College of Agriculture at Iowa State University presented annual awards to faculty and staff at its spring semester convocation on Wednesday. Award winners were: Thomas Brumm, assistant professor in agricultural and biosystems...

ISU Workshops to Offer Air Quality Options for Swine Producers

January 18th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — Swine producers interested in evaluating alternatives to control odors, ammonia, hydrogen sulfide and dust transmissions from their operations can learn more at two Iowa State University workshops in March. "Air Quality Solutions...

ISU a Partner in Global Effor to Sequence Swine Genome

January 13th, 2006
AMES, IOWA — Iowa State University is collaborating on a new $10 million international effort to sequence the swine genome. Today the USDA awarded a $10 million National Research Initiative grant for the two-year project to the University of...

Iowa State Animal Scientists Coordinate National Tracking of Animal Genome Research

January 11th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — A team of Iowa State University animal scientists coordinates a national project that uses computer technology to manage vast amounts of animal genomic information. Rapidly improving technologies have made it possible for researchers to...

Kendall Lamkey Named Agronomy Department Chair

January 10th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — Kendall Lamkey, Iowa State University professor of agronomy, will become interim chair of the Department of Agronomy effective Feb. 1. Lamkey's appointment will be for two years. He will continue to be director of the Raymond F....

Iowa Native Species Directory Assures Quality and Origin of Seed

January 10th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — Are you looking for quality native Iowa seed to plant this year? The Iowa Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) publishes the Native Species Directory as a resource for finding quality seeds that are native to Iowa. The Native Species...

National Agricultural Electric Code Seminar Set for Feb. 15

January 10th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — An electrical code seminar for utility employees, electricians, builders, farm operators and agricultural advisers will be held Feb. 15 in La Crosse, Wis. The seminar is being sponsored by Iowa State University MWPS (MidWest Plan...

2015 Vision for Iowa Agriculture and Rural Iowa Released

January 5th, 2006
An Iowa agricultural think tank has developed a new vision for agriculture and rural Iowa for 2015. "We hope to encourage young people to enter agriculture, and give existing farmers new ideas," said Phil Sundblad, a farmer from Albert...