2009 News & Featured Stories Archive

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ICIA Offers Weed Free Forage and Mulch Certification

May 26th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — Are you looking for mulch or straw without weed seeds for a roadside or erosion-control project? The Iowa Crop Improvement Association's (ICIA) Web site is offering a connection between suppliers and buyers of certified forage...

Iowa State Biopolymers/Biocomposites Researchers to Exhibit at International Plastics Show

May 26th, 2009
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State University researchers who believe there is a future in making plastics from crops or byproducts of crops processing are taking their show on the road. Members of the Biopolymers and Biocomposites Research Team will exhibit...

Iowa State Agronomy Master's Program Reaches Milestone

May 22nd, 2009
AMES, Iowa - The Iowa State University Master of Science in Agronomy distance education program reached a milestone this spring with the graduation of its 60th student. "This program allowed me to advance my degree and gain work experience...

Iowa State Animal Scientist Presented Distinguished Service Award

May 20th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — Maynard Hogberg, chair of Iowa State University's animal science department, has been presented a distinguished service award by the National Pedigreed Livestock Council. The award was in recognition of Hogberg's contributions...

Iowa State Professor Named Fulbright Scholar

May 13th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — Brian Steward, associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to do research in Brazil. Steward will spend the 2009-2010 academic...

Iowa State's Agricultural Systems Technology Degree Achieves Accreditation Milestone

May 12th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — The Agricultural Systems Technology (AST) degree at Iowa State University includes the first agricultural undergraduate degree option accredited by the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT). "We have one of the best...

Iowa State Helps Department of Natural Resources Research Jackrabbits

May 5th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University students are researching the white-tailed jackrabbit, a species of hare that is declining in Iowa. The research on the white-tailed jackrabbit began three years ago when Todd Bogenschutz, upland game biologist...

ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Makes USA Today All-College Academic Team

May 5th, 2009
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State University senior Clark Richardson received honorable mention in the 20th annual USA Today All-USA College Academic Team. Richardson will graduate May 9 with a bachelor's of science degree in agricultural business and...

Iowa State Workshop Designed to Enhance Culinary, Nutrition Skills

April 29th, 2009
AMES, Iowa - People interested in increasing their culinary and nutrition skills can do so this summer at a workshop at Iowa State University. "Enhance Your Iowa Plate" will be held in Ames July 30-31. "The workshop will provide...

Iowa State Agricultural and Biological Engineering Graduate Program Ranked Third in Nation

April 29th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University's graduate program in agricultural and biological engineering was ranked third in the nation in the latest rankings by U.S. News and World Report. Ramesh Kanwar, chair of the agricultural and biosystems...

Iowa State University's Young Agricultural Marketers Keep Top National Standing

April 24th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — A team of students from Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has been named the top National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) student chapter in the nation for the second consecutive year. The team...

Experts Seek Improved Farm Equipment Safety on Public Roads

April 23rd, 2009
AMES, Iowa — Improving safety on roads that farm equipment share with other vehicles needs greater attention from governmental entities, according to a report produced by a committee including Iowa State University Extension agricultural safety...

Agronomy Professor Named George Washington Carver Chair

April 14th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — Andrew Manu, Iowa State University associate professor of agronomy, has been named the George Washington Carver Chair effective April 1. "As George Washington Carver rightfully said, "˜No individual has any right to come into...

Awards Presented by ISU Agriculture Society

April 13th, 2009
AMES, Iowa - Awards were presented April 9 to Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty, alumni and students by the Iowa Chapter of the Honor Society of Agriculture, known as Gamma Sigma Delta. Alumnus John Bonner...

USDA Awards Grants to Iowa State for Genomic Research and Extension

April 9th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded competitive grants to Iowa State University for projects in animal genomics research and extension. The three Iowa State projects were awarded grants through the National Research...

Iowa State And Monsanto's Philanthropic Arm Team Up to Help Ugandan Farmers

April 9th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University and the Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, have teamed up to better the lives of subsistence farmers in Uganda. "What you generally see is that people who get livestock are raising...

High Tunnel Extends Growing Season with Tulips

April 7th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University researchers showed high tunnels can be used to extend the growing season by cultivating tulips over the winter at the Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm in southwest Iowa. High tunnels are similar to...

ISU Receives $600,000 from U.S. EPA to Study Water Quality Trading and Effects on Iowa Watersheds

April 1st, 2009
AMES, Iowa—Iowa State University's Center for Agricultural and Rural Development has received three grants of $200,000 each from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to assess the feasibility of water quality trading programs in three...

Iowa State Researches Growing Sugar Beets for Biofuel

April 1st, 2009
AMES, Iowa — Two Iowa State University research farms are growing sugar beets to determine their biofuel potential in Iowa. The research is being conducted at the Muscatine Island Research and Demonstration Farm in Fruitland and the Southeast...

Iowa State's Farm Operations Club First in National Contest

March 27th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — A team of undergraduate students from Iowa State University's Farm Operations Club placed first in the National Post-Secondary Agriculture College Quiz Bowl at the National Post-Secondary Agriculture Students convention March 11-14...

Egg Industry Center Hosts First Issues Forum April 8

March 23rd, 2009
AMES, Iowa — Topics of interest to the nation's egg industry will be discussed April 8 at a forum hosted by Iowa State University's Egg Industry Center. "The goal of the forum is to update or increase people's awareness on the...

Professor Named to Lead ISU's BioCentury Research Farm

March 16th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — Lawrence Johnson, Iowa State University professor of food science and human nutrition, has been named director of the BioCentury Research Farm, a biorenewables production and processing research facility under construction west of Ames...

Animal Science Conference in Costa Rica Exceeds Expectations

March 12th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — The first international animal industry conference of its kind in Latin America, organized by Iowa State University and the University of Costa Rica last month, attracted more than 100 participants. Known as the Ensminger Schools, a...

Iowa Crop Performance Tests for Corn Celebrates 90 Years

March 2nd, 2009
AMES, Iowa - This year the Iowa Crop Performance Test—Corn is celebrating 90 seasons of continuous testing. The trials were started by Henry A. Wallace in 1920 and are managed by Jim Rouse, director of the Iowa Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) at...

Upper Midwest Manure Handling Expo Scheduled for July

February 26th, 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, July 22 at the Central Iowa Expo center in Boone,...

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