2010 News & Featured Stories Archive

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Corn Management, Precision Ag Featured at ISU Field Day Near Newell, Aug. 20

August 9th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Corn management and precision agriculture will be the focus of a field day at the Iowa State University Allee Research and Demonstration Farm near Newell on Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ISU Extension field agronomists Mark Licht and...

Gary Twedt Honored at July 29 All Horticulture Field Day

August 3rd, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Gary Twedt received the Distinguished Service to Iowa Horticulture Award at the second annual All Horticulture Field Day on July 29. Twedt is the golf superintendent at the Ottumwa Country Club where he has worked for the past 23 years...

ISU Horticulture Professor Presented Undergraduate Teaching Award

August 3rd, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Ann Marie VanDerZanden, professor of horticulture at Iowa State University, has been presented the 2010 Outstanding Undergraduate Educator Award from the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS). The award recognizes an...

Iowa State Animal Science Faculty and Students Honored at International Meeting

July 26th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University animal science faculty and students won several awards and honors at the Joint Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA), Poultry Science Association (PSA), Asociación Mexicana de Producción...

Iowa State Administrator Among Experts to Discuss Africa's Agricultural Development

July 23rd, 2010
AMES, Iowa — An associate dean in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State will join experts from the World Bank, Harvard University, the U.S. Agency for International Development and other organizations in a panel discussion on...

Media Advisory: Animal Agriculture Featured in ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni Magazine

July 15th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Research and education programs in animal breeding and genetics, animal nutrition and animal welfare are the focus of the latest issue of STORIES in Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University. The college's alumni...

National Swine Nutrition Guide Well-Received by Industry, Academics

July 15th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — A comprehensive swine nutrition guide released earlier this year is getting rave reviews from users. The National Swine Nutrition Guide, funded by a United Soybean Board grant, was developed in collaboration with land-grant universities...

Field Days Seek to Sow New Ideas for Cultivating Gardens

July 14th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Several Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms will offer gardeners new ideas at Home Demonstration Garden Field Days beginning July 27. Cindy Haynes, the horticulture associate professor who coordinates the...

ISU Animal Science Prof Selected for Fulbright Exchange in Scotland

July 14th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University professor of animal science has been selected to participate in the U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission educational exchange program. Christopher Tuggle, a specialist in functional genomics, studies gene pathways and...

Iowa State Honors IDALS Water Chief as "Extraordinary Partner"

July 8th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — The government official who oversees water programs for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) was honored July 7 by Iowa State University. Dean Lemke, IDALS water resource bureau chief, was presented the Impact...

Thinking about Yards and Gardens — There's an App for that

July 7th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Demonstrating the newest computer applications in horticulture will be one of several presentations at the All Horticulture Field Day on July 29. The field day will be held at the Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station near...

Graduates in Agricultural and Related Fields See Improved Job Prospects

June 23rd, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Employment opportunities for college graduates earning degrees in agriculture and related fields will improve over the next five years, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report. Mike Gaul, career services director for the...

Iowa State Expands Investment in Regional Food Systems Work

June 21st, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Mirroring the growing national movement in regional food production, Iowans have shown increased interest in the availability of locally produced fruits and vegetables. Work in the state to develop regional food systems is providing new...

June 25 Dairy Month Celebration to be Held at ISU Dairy Farm

June 10th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Dairy Farm will be the site for a Dairy Month celebration on June 25 from 6 to 11 a.m. The event is open to the public and will include tours of the milking parlor, barns and a discovery center for children,...

ISU Professor Elected President of Aquatic Science Group

June 7th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University professor has been elected to a leadership position for the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO). John Downing's election was announced June 7 at the organization's summer business...

Iowa State Horticulture Faculty Member to Receive Teaching Award

June 2nd, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Cindy Haynes, an associate professor of horticulture at Iowa State University, will receive this year's Teacher Fellow Award from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA). The Teacher Fellow Award is based on...

Iowa State Research Farm Field Days Begin June 16

June 1st, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University's Research and Demonstration Farms field days this year, which begin June 16, will include the 75th anniversary celebration at the Muscatine Island Research and Demonstration Farm. The Muscatine Island farm...

Iowa State Animal Scientists Take Ensminger School to Spain

May 24th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — The latest Ensminger international animal industry conference was held May 19-21 in Lleida, Spain. The event was organized by Iowa State University and the University of Lleida. "Adapting Animal Production to Changes for a Growing...

American Oil Chemists' Society Honors Iowa State University Professor

May 24th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Lawrence Johnson, Iowa State University professor of food science and human nutrition, has been presented the Alton E. Bailey Award by the United States section of the American Oil Chemists' Society. The award recognizes...

Iowa State Program Takes Students Camping to Study Turtles

May 18th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Students from Iowa State University and other colleges will join high school students from Iowa and Illinois to spend the next month and a half studying turtles on an island in the Mississippi River. Fred Janzen, a professor of ecology...

ISU Extension Entomologists Offer Recommendations on Protecting Ash Trees

May 14th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — The new discovery of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in northeastern Iowa (Allamakee County) has increased interest in this exotic, invasive insect and what Iowans can do to protect ash trees (Fraxinus species) on their property. Iowa State...

ISU Offers New Online Resources to Improve On-farm Crop Production Research

May 11th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Crop growers and agribusinesses interested in conducting scientifically sound on-farm research have new resources at their disposal from Iowa State University. ISU's Crop Adviser Institute has developed two educational modules...

Iowa State Receives $200,000 Grant to Develop Biomass Crops in Southern Iowa

May 5th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has been awarded a $200,000 grant to develop perennial cash crops for southern Iowa. The grant was awarded by the Sun Grant Initiative to fund biomass crop production research. The grant forms a partnership with...

Iowa State Animal Science Department Honors Pork Leader

May 3rd, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Steve Kerns of Clearfield was inducted into the Iowa State University Animal Science Hall of Fame April 25. "Steve Kerns has provided outstanding leadership for the livestock industry in Iowa and is a strong supporter of animal...

AAI provides $100,000 for scholarships to College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

April 29th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — The Agribusiness Association of Iowa (AAI) has donated $100,000 to Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for scholarships. The scholarships will be available to students enrolling at Iowa State and...

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