2009 News & Featured Stories Archive

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Two Iowa State University Students Receive Fulbright Scholarships

September 10th, 2009
AMES, Iowa - Two Iowa State University students have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Scholarships for 2009-2010. Laura Christianson, a doctoral student in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and the Graduate Program in...

Enrollment at 30 Year High at ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

September 9th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — For the first time in 30 years, undergraduate enrollment has exceeded 3,000 at Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This fall's numbers are at 3,082, an increase of 237 students since last fall....

Iowa State University's Biocentury Research Farm Dedication Sept. 22

September 8th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — The public is invited to help dedicate Iowa State University's BioCentury Research Farm on Sept. 22. A dedication program will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the farm, which is located at 1327 U Avenue, a quarter of a mile south of Highway...

Gift from Long-time Faculty Member to Benefit Iowa State University's Curtiss Hall

September 3rd, 2009
AMES, Iowa — Neil Harl, a long-time faculty member in Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and his wife Darlene are giving back to Iowa State. The Ames couple has pledged $1.5 million towards renovations of Curtiss...

Precision Ag Expo Sept. 17 at Southeast Research And Demonstration Farm

September 3rd, 2009
AMES, Iowa — Developments in precision agriculture will be the subject of a field day Sept. 17 at Iowa State University's Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm. The Advances in Precision Ag Expo will include field demonstrations of...

ISU Northeast Research Farm Borlaug Learning Center Dedication Sept. 2

August 21st, 2009
AMES, Iowa - An open house and dedication for the Borlaug Learning Center will be held Sept. 2 at the Iowa State University Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua. The building is named after Cresco native Norman Borlaug, a Nobel...

Iowa State Coordinating Short Course on Producing Energy from Dairy Manure

August 18th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University's Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering is coordinating a short course in conjunction with the World Dairy Expo in September on how to produce energy from dairy manure using anaerobic digestion...

Web resource aims to improve on-farm research for crop management decisions

August 17th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — Agriculture professionals and crop growers are increasingly conducting and using on-farm research as the basis of crop management decisions. But many lack the background or training on what makes sound, on-farm research produce valuable...

Soybean Aphid Management Research Among Aug. 27 Field Day's Topics

August 3rd, 2009
AMES, Iowa — The latest on soybean aphid research will be covered at a field day Aug. 27 at the Iowa State University Agricultural Engineering and Agronomy Research and Demonstration Farm west of Ames. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with...

Preserving Garden Produce Theme of Upcoming Home Garden Demonstration Field Days

July 31st, 2009
AMES, Iowa — Preserving the bounty of home gardens is a theme of the Home Garden Demonstration Field Days the next couple weeks at several Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms. "The theme — the plants that store or preserve...

First All-Horticulture Field Day Scheduled for Aug. 6

July 24th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — The first All-horticulture Field Day will be held Aug. 6 at Iowa State University's Horticulture Research Station near Ames. "ISU faculty and staff are proud of the work at the research station and are eager to show people the...

BioCentury Research Farm Manager Hired

July 16th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — Andrew Suby has joined Iowa State University's BioCentury Research Farm as manager. The BioCentury Research Farm's processing facility is scheduled to begin operations next month adjacent to Iowa State's Agricultural...

New Iowa State Lab Available for Testing Food Compounds

July 14th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — A new lab at Iowa State University that enables quick identification of beneficial compounds in food is available to researchers working on preventing spoilage, improving food quality, controlling foodborne pathogens and enhancing the...

Upper Midwest Manure-Handling Expo July 22

July 8th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University and the Iowa Commercial Nutrient Applicators Association will present the 2009 Upper Midwest Manure Handling Expo-SET for Fall: Safety, Efficiency and Technology for its first time in Iowa on July 22. The expo will...

Egg Industry Center Hires Program Manager-Business Analyst

July 1st, 2009
AMES, Iowa — Maro Ibarburu has joined the Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University as program manager-business analyst. Hongwei Xin, director of the center, said Ibarburu will conduct egg industry statistical analysis; study regulations and...

Miller to Chair Iowa State Department of Agricultural Education and Studies

June 30th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — Wade Miller, professor in the Department of Agricultural Education and Studies at Iowa State University, has been named interim chair of the department. He will serve for up to two years. Miller's appointment will begin July 1....

African Agricultural Professionals to be Linked Through Grant

June 24th, 2009
AMES, Iowa - An Iowa State University professor is leading a project that will connect African agricultural experts scattered across North America with representatives in the African continent. Agronomy Professor and George Washington Carver Chair...

Jungst to Chair Iowa State Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management

June 18th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — Steve Jungst, professor in Iowa State University's Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, will become interim department chair July 1. His term will be for up to two years, while a directed search for a chair is...

Iowa State University Research Farm Field Days Begin June 18

June 15th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — The season of field days at Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms begins June 18 with two events. The Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua will host a field day at 1:30 p.m. dealing with corn production...

Bioplastics Software Being Developed at Iowa State to be Tested at International Plastics Show

June 15th, 2009
AMES, Iowa - There is growing interest in finding renewable products that can be substituted for petrochemicals in a myriad of applications. While biobased plastics are seen as more environmentally preferable, clearly they won't be used...

U.S. Pork Center of Excellence updates its pork information gateway

June 15th, 2009
AMES, Iowa - The U.S. Pork Center of Excellence has updated the Pork Information Gateway (PIG) to create a more user-friendly Web site. The updates feature a new site design and a home page featuring up-to-date pork headlines that can be seen at...

Biorenewable Ideas to be Displayed At Iowa State University

June 12th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — Participants in an Iowa State University course focused on biorenewables will present exhibits of their work Monday, June 15. The poster session is open to the public. It will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Sun Room and South...

Kimle Named Director of the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative at Iowa State University

June 2nd, 2009
AMES, Iowa - Kevin Kimle, founder of E-Markets and Decision Commodities, will become director of the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative on July 1. In addition to his new role...

ISU Dairy Farm Site for Dairy Month Celebration June 12

June 2nd, 2009
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Dairy Farm will be the site for a Dairy Month celebration on June 12 from 5 to 11 a.m. The event is open to the public and will include tours of the milking parlor, barns and a discovery center area for...

Book Advocates Education as Key to Reducing Global Poverty and Hunger

June 1st, 2009
AMES, Iowa - Reducing and eliminating global hunger must include education as a top priority, according to David Acker, co-author of a new book, "Education for Rural People: The Role of Education, Training and Capacity Development in Poverty...

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