2008 News & Featured Stories Archive

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New Swine Environmental Management Database Available

February 29th, 2008
AMES, Iowa — A searchable, web-based database developed by Iowa State University's Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering can quickly locate published information regarding environmental management practices on U.S. pork...

National Liners and Covers for Agricultural Waste Storage Course Set

February 29th, 2008
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University's Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service and industry specialists, is offering a national Liners and Covers for Agricultural Waste...

ISU: Wheat Growers in Iowa Could Benefit from Interseeding Red Clover

February 26th, 2008
AMES, Iowa — Historic high wheat prices last fall sparked a 150 percent increase in Iowa winter wheat acres, from 20 thousand acres to 50 thousand acres. A recent climb in wheat contract prices to nearly $20 per bushel on the Minneapolis Grain...

ISU and ISA'S Soybean Disease and Pest Management Pocket Field Guide Now Available

February 25th, 2008
URBANDALE, Iowa — Iowa soybean growers have a new source of information for the 2008 growing season. Iowa State University and the Iowa Soybean Association have developed a comprehensive soybean resource titled "The Soybean Disease and Pest...

New Scholarship Will Support ISU Entomology Students

February 25th, 2008
AMES, Iowa - A new endowed scholarship has been established for graduate students studying entomology at Iowa State University. Wendy Wintersteen, dean of ISU's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and her husband Robert Waggoner...

ISU Center to Improve Nutrition of Staple Bean Diets in Africa

February 22nd, 2008
Ames, IA — Iowa State University's Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods has been awarded a $450,000 grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to enhance nutritional value and marketability of common beans in Uganda and Rwanda...

ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presents awards to faculty, staff

February 18th, 2008
AMES, Iowa "“ The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University presented annual awards to faculty and staff at its spring semester convocation on Friday. Award winners include: Phil Spike, a professor of animal science,...

Co-director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute Awarded Fulbright Grant

February 4th, 2008
AMES, Iowa - Jacinto F. Fabiosa, co-director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) in the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University, has been named a Fulbright Scholar to conduct research at...

ISU Alum and Futurist Presents College Of Ag And Life Sciences Sesquicentennial Lecture Feb. 21

February 4th, 2008
AMES, Iowa — Internationally renowned speaker and futurist Lowell Catlett will present the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences ISU Sesquicentennial Lecture on Feb. 21. Catlett, an ISU alum, Regent's professor and dean of the College of...

Demand Prompts Agricultural Career Fair Feb. 14

January 22nd, 2008
AMES, Iowa — Strong interest from employers looking for job and internship candidates has prompted the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to schedule its first spring career fair for Feb. 14. The college is known for its Ag Career Day in the...

Iowa Egg Council Makes $2 Million Commitment to Iowa State University

January 17th, 2008
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Egg Council has made a $2 million gift commitment to establish an endowed egg industry program in Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The Iowa Egg Council's commitment will support the...

National Nutrient Management Plan Development Course Feb. 25-27

January 16th, 2008
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University's agricultural and biosystems engineering department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are offering a national Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (...

Iowa State's Beginning Farmers Conference set for Jan. 26

January 7th, 2008
AMES, Iowa — The third annual Beginning Farmers Conference will be held Jan. 26 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames, hosted by the Beginning Farmers Network (BFN) at Iowa State University. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey...

Upgrades to U.S. Pork Center's Information Gateway Improve Usability

January 3rd, 2008
AMES, Iowa "“ The U.S. Pork Center of Excellence has upgraded the Pork Information Gateway (PIG) Web site, http://isu.porkgateway.org, for improved usability. The newest feature is the PIG Library which...

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