2007 News & Featured Stories Archive

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U.S. Pork Center Announces New Web Feature - PIG Opportunities

September 6th, 2007
AMES, Iowa "“ The U.S. Pork Center of Excellence has launched a new program, PIG Opportunities, within the Pork Information Gateway (PIG) Web site at http://isu.porkgateway.org. "PIG Opportunities...

Rao Named Chair of ISU Biochemistry, Biophysics,Molecular Biology Department

August 30th, 2007
AMES, Iowa "“ Guru Rao has been named the interim chair of the Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology at Iowa State University, effective Sept. 1. Rao, professor of biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology, joined...

National Farm Transition Network at ISU Goes Global

August 30th, 2007
AMES, Iowa "“ The National Farm Transition Network, coordinated from Iowa State University, has recently broadened its circle to include members from around the world. Under its new name, effective Aug. 6, the International Farm Transition...

Dorian Garrick Named to Jay Lush Endowed Chair at Iowa State

August 30th, 2007
A native of New Zealand is the first person to hold the Jay Lush Endowed Chair in Animal Breeding and Genetics at Iowa State University. Dorian Garrick has been on campus since Aug. 15, moving to Iowa after five years as professor of animal breeding...

ISU Receives USDA Grant to Develop Undergraduate Program in Biobased Products

August 23rd, 2007
AMES, Iowa "“ Faculty at Iowa State University were recently awarded a USDA Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grant to create an interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate program in biobased products combining technology and entrepreneurship...

ISU Northeast Research Farm Set to Break Ground on Borlaug Learning Center Sept. 6

August 21st, 2007
AMES, Iowa "“ The Northeast Iowa Experimental Association will break ground for its new Borlaug Learning Center at 1 p.m. on Sept. 6 at the Iowa State University Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua. The public is invited to...

ISU Ag Business Club Earns First-in-the-Nation Honors

August 9th, 2007
AMES, Iowa "“ The Iowa State University Agricultural Business Club was named the 2007 National Outstanding Chapter and received the National Creative Club Award from the American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA). The club received...

Recommendations Seek to Revitalize Agricultural Education in Iowa

August 2nd, 2007
AMES, Iowa - Introducing agricultural courses in Iowa middle schools, adding agricultural courses to high schools that don't have them and allowing agri-science classes to meet high school science requirements are some of the activities...

New Staff Attorney at Iowa State Expands Service to Iowans

August 1st, 2007
AMES, Iowa "“ Erin Herbold began her work as the first staff attorney at the Iowa State University Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation on Aug. 1.  "The staff attorney position will allow our center to increase the amount of programs...

ISU Seeks Weather Watchers for National Observation Program

July 31st, 2007
AMES, Iowa — Researchers at Iowa State University and the National Weather Service are looking for weather observers to help track precipitation in Iowa as part of a national weather observation network. The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and...

Students Explore Iowa Farms to Learn About Agriculture

July 27th, 2007
AMES, Iowa - What's it like to drive a tractor for the first time? Students participating in Iowa State University's Agricultural Weekend Experience (AWE) program would tell you it's an experience they never thought they'd have...

Iowa State University Begins Master's in Seed Technology and Business

July 26th, 2007
AMES, Iowa — This week Iowa State University began offering the first class in its new global master's degree in seed technology and business. The interdisciplinary degree is a cooperative effort between the colleges of Business and Agriculture...

Former ISU Extension Meats Specialist Endows Scholarships in Meat Science

July 23rd, 2007
Ames, Iowa "“ Two new scholarships for Iowa State University students interested in careers in meat processing and associated industries have been endowed by emeritus animal science professor Robert Rust and his wife Dorothy. "Through this...

Iowa State Animal Scientists Presented Awards at International Meeting

July 18th, 2007
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University animal science department faculty and students brought home several awards from the Joint Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA), Poultry Science Association (PSA), Asociación Mexicana de...

Iowa State Dairy Farm Set to Open in October

July 17th, 2007
AMES, Iowa — The Dairy/Animal Science Education and Discovery Facility is on schedule for completion with staff and cows set to occupy it in October. The facility is a complex of buildings that make up a modern dairy operation. The free stall, dry...

U.S. Pork Center of Excellence Receives Grant for Swine Schools

July 17th, 2007
Ames, Iowa — A $460,000, three-year grant to develop Swine Schools has been awarded to the U.S. Pork Center of Excellence (USPCE) by the USDA/Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service. The Swine Schools project will involve...

Four Field Days Devoted to Grape Production Begin July 28

July 16th, 2007
AMES, Iowa — A series of four viticulture field days at Iowa State University research farms will provide Iowa grape growers with the latest in production information. Field days are scheduled for July 28 at the Horticulture Research Station near...

2007 Brings Guaranteed Moisture to Iowa State's Sensitive Corn Plots

July 9th, 2007
AMES, Iowa - Many Iowa cornfields were challenged this spring by too much rain. But as in most years, producers soon may begin to question if there will be enough moisture to take their corn plants all the way through harvest. Researchers at Iowa...

Fabiosa and Hayes to Lead Iowa State's Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute

July 2nd, 2007
AMES, Iowa - Jacinto Fabiosa and Dermot Hayes have been named the co-directors of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at Iowa State University effective July 1. They succeed John Beghin, director since 1999, who will spend...

Rouse Named Interim Director of Iowa Crop Improvement Association

June 27th, 2007
AMES, Iowa — Jim Rouse has been named the interim director of the Iowa Crop Improvement Association. The nonprofit Iowa Crop Improvement Association is the official seed certifying agency for the state of Iowa, with headquarters in the Department of...

Rothschild Named Ensminger International Chair at Iowa State

June 26th, 2007
AMES, Iowa - An internationally known Iowa State University animal geneticist has been named to an endowed chair that encourages international work. Max Rothschild's appointment to the Ensminger International Chair is effective July 1. The...

ISU New Century Farm to Integrate Growing and Processing Crops

June 20th, 2007
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State University is creating the first integrated and sustainable biofuel and bioproducts feedstock production system of its kind on a research farm in Boone County. The "ISU New Century Farm," is to be constructed west...

Agronomy Professor Named Wallace Endowed Chair for Sustainable Agriculture

June 20th, 2007
AMES, Iowa — Matt Liebman, Iowa State University agronomy professor, will become the new Henry A. Wallace Chair for Sustainable Agriculture July 1. Liebman will serve a five-year term, which can be renewed for up to eight years. He joined Iowa State...

ISU Agronomy Department Names Sprague and Frey Endowed Chairs

June 20th, 2007
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Department of Agronomy has named two new endowed chairs in the areas of crop genomics and biorenewable crop research. The George F. Sprague Endowed Chair will be filled by William Beavis, chief science officer...

Iowa State Involved in Nationwide Study of Air Quality

June 14th, 2007
AMES, Iowa - Researchers at Iowa State University are participating in the first-ever, nationwide study to measure gases and compounds emitted from livestock facilities, including poultry, dairy and swine operations. The 2.5-year, $14.6 million...

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