2009 News & Featured Stories Archive

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Iowa State Offers Technical Sessions on Nutrient Management

February 26th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University's agricultural and biosystems engineering department is offering two national courses in April for consultants working in nutrient management. The first session is the Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (...

20th Annual Staniforth Memorial Lecture to be Presented at Iowa State

February 20th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — An Ohio State University plant ecologist will present the 20th David W. Staniforth Memorial Lecture Feb. 25 at Iowa State University. Allison Snow, of the Ohio State University Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology...

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

February 19th, 2009
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 Feb. 16. Award winners include: Mike Retallick, assistant professor of agricultural...

ISU Food Irradiation Research to Continue with Sioux City Company

February 12th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — Food irradiation research at Iowa State University will continue in partnership with a Sioux City company, as the campus makes plans to suspend the operations of its irradiation facility to address expected state budget cuts. The...

Scholarship Prize for Winners of Agricultural Essay Contest

February 10th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — High school students have an opportunity to win a scholarship to Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences through a Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) essay contest. The contest is open to all...

Giancarlo Moschini Named Chair of Iowa State Economics Department

February 10th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — GianCarlo Moschini, economics professor and Pioneer Hi-Bred International Chair in Science and Technology Policy, became chair of the Iowa State University economics department Feb. 1. Moschini joined the Iowa State economics faculty in...

Boehlje to Present College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Distinguished Lecture Feb. 19

February 10th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — Michael Boehlje, an agricultural economist at Purdue University, will present the 2009 Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Distinguished Lecture Feb. 19. Boehlje will present "The Landscape of...

Westgate Named Director of Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods

February 6th, 2009
AMES, Iowa - Mark Westgate, Iowa State professor of agronomy, has been named director of Iowa State University's Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods (CSRL). Westgate is internationally recognized for his research on the effects of drought...

Wintersteen Named to Farm Foundation's Board of Trustees

February 6th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — Wendy Wintersteen, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been named to the Board of Trustees of the Farm Foundation. Wintersteen, holder of the first Endowed Deanship at Iowa State University, director of the Iowa...

ISU Economist Appointed to USDA-DOE Biomass Research Committee

January 30th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — Dermot Hayes has been named to the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee, jointly administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Energy. The committee was established by the Biomass...

"River Of Milk" Mural Installed at Iowa State Dairy Farm

January 28th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — An etched glass mural titled "River of Milk" has been installed at the Iowa State University Dairy Farm's visitor's center. "The mural blends together dairy production, science and how the two work together to...

Opera to Highlight George Washington Carver's Life on Feb. 2 at ISU

January 26th, 2009
AMES, Iowa "“ The life of agricultural pioneer George Washington Carver will be celebrated through music on Monday, Feb. 2 on the Iowa State University campus. OPERA Iowa will perform "A Dream Fulfilled: The Saga of George Washington...

Iowa State Researchers Lead Potato Studies

January 26th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University researchers are leading two studies investigating how potato plants respond to their environment with the potential of increasing yields of the world's fourth most important food crop. Grants from the National...

Second Spring Ag Career Day Scheduled for Feb. 4

January 21st, 2009
AMES, Iowa — The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is planning its second spring job fair on Feb. 4. Last year, interest from employers looking for job and internship candidates prompted the college's Career Services office to schedule...

Tropical Animal Agriculture is Focus of Ensminger School in Costa Rica

January 12th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — The next Ensminger international animal industry conference will take place Feb. 11-13 in Costa Rica. The event is being organized by Iowa State University and the University of Costa Rica. "Opportunities and Challenges for...

Directory Lists Native Seeds for Restoration and Conservation

January 7th, 2009
AMES, Iowa — Interested in planting native prairie grasses and flowers to seed a filter strip, wetland or other area? The Native Species Directory is one resource that can help you find the right native prairie species for both restoration and...

Anex Named to U.S. EPA Advisory Group on Sustainability

January 6th, 2009
AMES, Iowa —An Iowa State University faculty member has been named to the Science and Technology for Sustainability Subcommittee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Board of Scientific Counselors. Robert Anex will serve a one-year...

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