2011 News & Featured Stories Archive

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ISU Ag Business Club wins national award sixth year in a row

August 16th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Agricultural Business Club has been named the National Outstanding Chapter by the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) for the sixth consecutive year. Students received the awards and...

Research on pig lameness could save producers $23 million a year

August 10th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Understanding and solving lameness in pigs could save producers $23 million a year. Anna Johnson, an Iowa State University animal scientist, will be leading a research project to understand lameness in pigs and provide solutions to...

Iowa Learning Farms and ISU Extension to host field day Aug. 25

August 8th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms and ISU Extension are hosting a field day at the Agricultural Engineering and Agronomy Farm, near Ames, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. The field day...

Report: Agriculture and Agricultural Sciences Key to U.S. Economic Growth

August 3rd, 2011
AMES, Iowa —A new report makes the case that agriculture and agricultural sciences are poised to drive economic growth and job creation to new heights — with the essential research and extension support of land-grant universities like Iowa State...

Tractor Rebuilt by Iowa State Students to be Sold at Auction

July 21st, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Not everyone can see a torn-apart tractor lost among the bushes as a treasure. But to the Iowa State University Antique Tractor Club, that is just what members look for. This past school year, the club of about 20 members took on the...

Iowa State Assistant Professor Honored by International Agriculture Teaching Association

July 19th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Thomas Paulsen received a Graduate Student Teaching Award from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) at the association's annual conference June 14-18. Paulsen, an assistant professor of agricultural...

Demonstration Garden Field Days Begin July 26 at Iowa State Research Farms

July 14th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms will host gardeners looking for planting ideas at field days beginning July 26. "This year's Home Demonstration Garden Field Days are devoted to children and cats,"...

Iowa State Professor to Head Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department

June 30th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Steve Mickelson, professor in the Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE), will become the next chair of the department effective Aug. 1. An Iowa State alumnus who serves as director of the...

Iowa State University Joins Sustainable Hen Housing Study

June 29th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University will team with researchers from Michigan State University, University of California, Davis and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service to study the sustainability of laying hen-...

Plant Care Information Offered at Horticulture Field Day July 19

June 29th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — The third annual Iowa State University All Horticulture Field Day July 19 has something for everyone who enjoys gardening or caring for their yards. The event will include tours of ornamental plant trials, plastic mulch demonstrations,...

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

June 27th, 2011
AMES, Iowa - Entrepreneurial programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are featured in the latest issue of STORIES in Agriculture and Life Sciences from Iowa State University. The alumni magazine showcases faculty, students and alumni...

Iowa State Animal Scientists to Study Heat Stress in Poultry

June 23rd, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University animal scientists are collaborating on a study of poultry genetics and management to help chickens deal with increased heat. A $4.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agriculture and Food...

ISU Begins Search for Director of Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

June 22nd, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has begun a nationwide search for the next director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. ISU President Gregory Geoffroy appointed Sharron Quisenberry, ISU Vice President for Research and Economic...

Iowa State Part of Project to Study Feed Efficiency in Dairy Cattle

June 22nd, 2011
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University animal scientist is on a team of researchers that will work to improve the feed efficiency of dairy cattle. Diane Spurlock, associate professor of animal science, is one of the geneticists on the team of 16...

Iowa State Entomologist Named DuPont Young Professor

June 21st, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Aaron Gassmann, assistant professor of entomology at Iowa State University, is one of 18 scientists from around the world to receive a 2011 DuPont Young Professor Award. The DuPont Young Professor program began in 1967 to provide start-...

Iowa State University Dairy Farm to Celebrate Dairy Month on June 17

June 6th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Dairy Farm will be the site for a Dairy Month celebration on June 17 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....

Iowa State Research Farm Field Days to Begin June 15

May 31st, 2011
AMES, Iowa — The latest in field-based research of crop production and management will be on display beginning June 15 at Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farm field days across Iowa. Field days consist of tours of research and...

Iowa State University Announces New Monsanto Chair in Soybean Breeding

May 26th, 2011
AMES, IOWA — Iowa State University announced today that a gift from Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) will establish a new faculty chair in soybean breeding within the university's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. In addition to supporting...

Iowa State Animal Scientist Leads Research on Swine Heat Stress

May 18th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University animal scientist is leading a research project to understand the physiological impacts of heat stress on pigs. "The primary objectives are to evaluate why and how heat stress reduces swine productivity,...

Students Participate in United Nations Sustainable Development Sessions

May 18th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — The United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) met in New York City during the first two weeks of May with four students attending from the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Sam Bird, a...

Iowa State to Lead Alternative Hen-housing Study

May 9th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University researchers will join with University of California-Davis scientists to investigate alternative egg production systems to help improve animal welfare and other practices. The two-year, $700,000 research project is...

Amy Peyton Named ISU's Inaugural Recipient of Jim and Connie Mohn Study Abroad Scholarship

April 29th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Amy Peyton has been named the first recipient of the Jim and Connie Mohn Scholarship at Iowa State University. Peyton is a senior with a triple major in agricultural business, economics and public service and administration in...

Iowa State Students Place First in National Agriculture Contest

April 26th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — A team of Iowa State University students finished first and second in North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) contests held in Modesto, Calif. April 14-16. The students won the Ag Knowledge Bowl and placed second...

National Agri-Marketing Association Honors Iowa State Student Chapter, President

April 19th, 2011
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, Mo. The chapter won the award for...

Iowa State Faculty Part of Feed Efficiency Study of Beef Cattle

April 15th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University animal scientists are on a team of researchers and extension specialists focusing on nutrition and genetics to improve cattle feeding efficiency. The University of Missouri is leading the study, which is funded by...

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