2010 News & Featured Stories Archive

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Iowa State University Research to Study Plant Responses to Pathogens

April 29th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — A U.S. Department of Agriculture scientist and his Iowa State University colleagues will partner with scientists from the United Kingdom to investigate how crop plants respond to pathogens through a new grant that includes an...

Iowa State NAMA chapter wins John Deere Signature Award

April 28th, 2010
AMES, Iowa - The Iowa State National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) chapter was presented the John Deere Signature Award at the association's annual conference and trade show April 22-24 in Kansas City. The chapter won the award for overall...

Complete Preservation of Iowa State's Chicken Lines Now Possible

April 28th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is the first university to participate in a new, innovative process to preserve poultry germplasm. Until recently, only the male genetics of chickens could be preserved by freezing. New technology makes it possible...

Dairy Nutritionist Named to New Endowed Professorship

April 16th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — A researcher who specializes in dairy nutritional physiology will fill a newly endowed professorship in Iowa State University's animal science department. Lance Baumgard was recognized April 15 at a medallion ceremony as the...

Hail damage linked to increased corn ear rots and mycotoxins, ISU research shows

April 14th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — New research on hail-damaged corn led by Iowa State University shows that hail damage during grain fill increases the risk of ear rot diseases and mycotoxin contamination. The findings are important because hail-damaged corn is often...

ISU Rural Sociologist Named Interim Director of Leopold Center

April 14th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University sociology professor has been named the interim director of ISU's Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, following a nationwide search that ended without a candidate being selected. Lois Wright Morton...

Awards Presented by ISU Agriculture Honor Society

April 9th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Awards were presented April 8 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. Allen Trenkle received the...

ISU Alum to Speak on Serving Humanity Through Food Science

April 8th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Alex Buchanan, international food technologist and Iowa State University alumnus will present "Food Science and Humanitarianism" on April 21. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 8 p.m. in the Sun...

Survey of Iowa State Grads Reveals Factors That Make An Entrepreneur

April 7th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Go to college. Choose a major. Complete a couple internships. Graduate and get a job. Mission accomplished. Or is it? What if rather than taking a job, a college graduate created a job or jobs by becoming an entrepreneur? Today's...

Maintaining Stored Grain Topic of April 9 Webinar

April 5th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — A webinar scheduled for 11 a.m. April 9 will give farmers and grain elevator operators information on keeping their stored grain in good condition. "Last fall's wet conditions meant that many producers had to harvest corn and...

AgDiscovery Program Seeks Teens for Summer Experience at Iowa State University

April 2nd, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University invites teenagers interested in learning about careers in protecting plants and animals to apply by April 10 for a summer experience through a new AgDiscovery program. "The program is aimed at increasing the...

ISU American Indian Plant Genetics Outreach Honored by USDA-ARS

April 2nd, 2010
AMES, Iowa — An effort to involve American Indian students and researchers in plant genome research at Iowa State University has been honored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS). The Outreach to American...

Iowa State's Farm Operations Club Garners National Honors

March 31st, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Members of the Iowa State University Farm Operations Club earned several top honors at the National Postsecondary Agriculture Students Organization convention. During the convention, Iowa State student Danielle Hamilton, a sophomore in...

Climate Change Forum Helps Formulate Research Agenda

March 29th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Agricultural and environmental leaders met at Iowa State University to assess the current state of knowledge on global and regional climate change trends, the effects on agricultural production systems and to consider policies needed to...

ISU Professor Named Top Educator by Meat Processors Association

March 23rd, 2010
AMES, Iowa — James Dickson of Iowa State University has received the outstanding educator award from the North American Meat Processors Association at its annual management conference in Chicago. The Harry L. Rudnick Educator of the Year Award is...

Water Resource Award Renamed to Honor Gerald Miller

March 12th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — A national water resource team award has been renamed the Gerald A. Miller Outreach Team Award. The award recognizes Miller's contributions to the protection and enhancement of water resources in the United States. Miller, who has...

Outstanding College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Students Earn Bob Jolly Entrepreneurship Scholarship

March 11th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Two Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students have been awarded the 2010 Bob Jolly Entrepreneurship Scholarship. Jared Achen and Clark Dolch were selected to receive the $1,500 awards based on their...

Monsanto Hosting Employee Fund Drive to Benefit ISU Scholarships

March 4th, 2010
AMES, Iowa— Monsanto and Iowa State University have partnered to establish the Monsanto Agricultural Scholars Fund to furnish scholarships for undergraduate students in Iowa State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. An employee goal has...

Products Made from Plants Focus of Iowa State Workshop

March 1st, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University will host the Midwest Biopolymers and Biocomposites Workshop May 11 to bring together researchers and companies developing products from plant components. The workshop is for technicians, engineers, designers and...

Forestry Professor Honored by Arboriculture Society Chapter

February 26th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Dick Schultz, professor of natural resource ecology and management, was presented the Presidents award Feb. 18 by the Midwestern Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture. The President's award recognizes an individual...

Turf Club wins Turf Bowl competition eighth time in nine years

February 17th, 2010
AMES, Iowa - The Iowa State University Turf Club won first place at the 2010 Collegiate Turf Bowl Competition at the annual Golf Course Superintendents Association of America's education conference on Feb. 11 in San Diego. This is the eighth...

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

February 16th, 2010
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. 12. Award winners include: Russ Mullen, professor of agronomy, received the...

Beginning Farmers Conference to be held at Iowa State Feb. 6

January 29th, 2010
AMES, Iowa - The Beginning Farmers Network at Iowa State University will host the fifth annual Beginning Farmers Conference on Feb. 6 at the Memorial Union on the Iowa State campus. Craig Lang, president of the Iowa Farm Bureau Association, will...

ISU Scientist Honored for Research in Cereals and Oilseeds

January 28th, 2010
Ames, Iowa — An Iowa State University scientist has been honored for outstanding achievements in cereals and oilseed research. Lawrence Johnson, a professor of food science and human nutrition, will receive the 2010 Andersons Cereals and Oilseeds...

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Job Fair Set for Feb. 3

January 25th, 2010
AMES, Iowa — The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University will host its third annual spring Ag Career Day Feb. 3. The job fair will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Great Hall of Iowa State's Memorial...

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