2011 News & Featured Stories Archive

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Iowa State Professor to Lead Regional Aquaculture Center

December 15th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Joe Morris, professor of natural resource ecology and management at Iowa State University, has been named director of the North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC). Morris has been associate director of the Center since 2000....

Research Seeks to Safeguard Soil While Producing Energy from Biomass

December 7th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Soil scientists believe one of the reasons that former prairie soils are so productive is because of the fires that raged through the grasslands over many millennia. "It's a legacy of perhaps 10,000 years of prairie fires....

New Welding Equipment Benefits Agricultural Education Student Teachers

November 21st, 2011
AMES, Iowa — New welding equipment at Iowa State University, including a computer-assisted virtual welder, is allowing the Department of Agricultural Education and Studies to offer classes that haven't been available for several years. Ryan...

Iowa State Agronomy Professor Earns USDA Excellence in Teaching Award

November 18th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University professor of agronomy has been awarded the annual USDA Food and Agricultural Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award. Lee Burras is one of nine people to receive the national award, which encompasses all the food...

ISU Announces Candidates for Director of Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

November 15th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Three candidates will be interviewed for the director's position of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University. The candidates are Abdullah Jaradat of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's North...

Iowa State Economics Professor Named Interim Director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development

November 4th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Catherine Kling, professor of economics at Iowa State University, has been named interim director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD). Kling served as the division head of CARD's Resource and Environmental...

Iowa State University Hires New Extension Food Safety Specialist

October 31st, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Angela Laury will work with Iowa producers and manufacturers to promote food safety as the new food safety specialist for Iowa State University Extension. Laury began work in August as an assistant professor in food science and human...

National Institutes of Health Awards Iowa State Grant for Food Safety Training

October 27th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — The National Institutes of Health has awarded a grant to Iowa State University to develop a program to train inspectors for the new Food Safety Modernization Act. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will administer the $1.5 million...

Iowa State University Swine Teaching Farm Renamed for Long-time Manager

October 24th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — The Swine Teaching Farm at Iowa State University has been named for Allen Christian, who managed the farm for more than 50 years. The renaming was announced Oct. 22 at an annual gathering of the Department of Animal Science. Christian...

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alums Honored

October 21st, 2011
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented awards today at the annual Alumni Association Honors and Awards Ceremony. Jim Frevert, who retired from Hertz Farm Management Inc. in Nevada, Iowa in 2003,...

Curtiss Classroom Dedication Honors Harold and Rachel Crawford

October 21st, 2011
AMES, Iowa — A dedication for the Harold and Rachel Crawford Agricultural Teacher Education Complex at Iowa State University was held today. The complex offers state-of-the art equipment for students and office facilities for graduate students....

Iowa State University Soil Judging Team Wins Regional Competition

October 20th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — A team of Iowa State University students won the 2011 American Society of Agronomy Region 5 Collegiate Soil Judging Contest in Pierre, S.D. Sept. 26-30. Eight Midwest universities and 61 students competed in the contest. The team will...

USDA Awards Iowa State Grant to Develop Biorenewable Plant Containers

October 17th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has been awarded a grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop biorenewable and biodegradable containers for the specialty crop industry. The $1.9 million grant will be used to develop bioplastic...

Scott Irwin to Present Deal Lecture at Iowa State Oct. 25

October 10th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Economist Scott Irwin will present the 2011 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Oct. 25 at Iowa State University. He will present "How Agricultural Economics Saved Futures Markets: An Untold Story of Leadership" at 7 p...

Iowa State Agriculture Career Fair Reflects Demand for Graduates

October 4th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — This year's agricultural career fair at Iowa State University Oct. 18 is on track to duplicate last year's busy event. More than 1,400 students took part in Ag Career Day last year, representing 75 ISU majors and 18 other...

Sukup Manufacturing's Gift Commitment to Help Complete the ISU Biorenewables Complex

October 3rd, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University announced a new gift commitment from Sukup Manufacturing Co. at the Sept. 30 groundbreaking for the second phase of the Biorenewables Complex. Sukup Manufacturing Co.'s gift commitment builds on the firm'...

U.S. Pork Center of Excellence Awards Certificate to First Student to Complete Swine Science Online

September 28th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — The first student to complete the distance education online program offered through the U.S. Pork Center of Excellence has earned her certificate of completion. Emily Haugen says the Swine Science Online program was valuable and has...

ISU Kolmer Award Recognizes Research that Benefits Iowans

September 21st, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Two professors in the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have been honored for their research in mitigating livestock odors and developing environmentally beneficial cattle production. ISU's Dean Lee R....

DuPont Presents Grant to Iowa State University for Corn Breeding Faculty Position

September 19th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — DuPont, through its Pioneer Hi-Bred business, has awarded a grant to Iowa State University to establish a corn-breeding program through support of a new faculty position and a graduate research position. This position will be a leading...

Iowa Pork Producers Association Provides $400,000 to Two Iowa State University Facility Projects

September 6th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Pork Producers Association's (IPPA) long-time philanthropic support of facilities and academic programs at Iowa State University is continuing with new gift commitments for two upcoming facility projects on campus. The...

Iowa State University Greenhouse Dedication Sept. 3

September 2nd, 2011
AMES, Iowa — New state-of-the-art horticulture greenhouses will be dedicated on the Iowa State University campus Sept. 3. The $4 million teaching and research facility replaces 98-year-old greenhouses that were demolished in 2010. The new 12,000...

South Dakota State Entomologist Named Chair of Iowa State Departments

September 1st, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Sue Blodgett has been named chair for the departments of Entomology and Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Iowa State University. "Dr. Blodgett is an outstanding scientist with many accomplishments and impacts in innovative...

Iowa State Animal Scientist on Team to Receive Technology Transfer Award

August 30th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Max Rothschild, C.F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture at Iowa State University, is part of a research team that will be presented an award for technology transfer. The mid-continent region of the Federal Laboratory...

Iowa State Researchers Earn USDA Grant to Compare Bioenergy Cropping Systems

August 18th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — ISU researchers are comparing the economic potential and environmental impacts of bioenergy cropping systems to help policymakers and producers make informed land management decisions. The project recently received a three-year, $725,...

Iowa State to Coordinate Study to Improve Feed Efficiency in Swine

August 17th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — An international team of scientists will tackle the challenge of improving feed efficiency in swine through a $5 million grant coordinated by Iowa State University. "This project is to improve the efficiency with which the pig...

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