2012 News & Featured Stories

Researcher Works to Improve Economics of Feed Costs November 30th, 2012
AMES, Iowa -- Helping livestock producers cope with higher feed costs is a top priority for Iowa State University researcher Kurt Rosentrater in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering....

Media Advisory: Life Sciences Featured in ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni Magazine November 27th, 2012
AMES, Iowa -- Developing chemicals with biomass, DNA engineering and cleaning up Iowa's lakes are among the life science research featured in the latest issue of STORIES in Agriculture and Life Sciences from Iowa State University. The alumni...

Duffy Honored by American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers November 15th, 2012
Ames - Iowa State University economist Mike Duffy was recently honored for his service to agriculture by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA). The Carl F. Hertz Distinguished Service in Agriculture Award was...

ISU, Iowa Soybean Association on National Team Honored for Excellence in Research Collaboration on Soybean Rust November 14th, 2012
AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University and the Iowa Soybean Association were members of a research team that received a national award for excellence in multistate research for its response to an emerging threat to the nation's soybean growers. The...

International Study Reinforces Pig's Importance to Human Health Research November 14th, 2012
AMES, Iowa -- The first complete sequence of the pig genome by a team of researchers including Iowa State University animal scientists has provided a genetic comparison of the domesticated pig and its wild cousins and offers clues to how the animal...

National Teaching Award Given to ISU Professor of Agricultural Education and Studies November 14th, 2012
AMES, Iowa -- An Iowa State University faculty member has received national recognition for teaching excellence and engaging and preparing students for the future. Michael Retallick, an associate professor of agricultural education and studies,...

New Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Faculty Member to Work with Livestock Producers November 7th, 2012
AMES, Iowa -- A new faculty member in Iowa State University's Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering is researching and working with livestock producers on manure management and water...

Food Safety and Grain Quality Researcher New Iowa State University Professor November 1st, 2012
AMES, Iowa -- A researcher in food safety and grain quality has joined Iowa State University in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering . Gretchen Mosher, assistant professor of...

USDA scientist at Iowa State part of team that brings barley into the genomics age October 22nd, 2012
AMES, Iowa -- A USDA Agricultural Research Service scientist at Iowa State University is part of an international research effort that has resulted in an integrated physical, genetic and functional sequence assembly of the barley genome. The...

Father and Son Part of Record Breaking Enrollment Class -- 35 Years Apart October 19th, 2012
AMES, Iowa -- Kevin Lauver, who was an Iowa State University freshman in 1977, shares something in common with his son, Jacob, who is a freshman in agricultural studies at Iowa State this fall. Both were members of freshmen classes that broke...

Iowa State Students Gather Nutritional Data for United Nations October 18th, 2012
AMES, Iowa -- Worldwide there's a variety of animal breeds raised for food, but the nutritional differences of those meats has never been documented -- until now. Students from Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life...

University of Maryland Ecologist to Speak at Pesek Colloquium October 10th, 2012
Erle Ellis photo
AMES, Iowa — Agriculture’s place in Earth’s ecology will be the focus of the 2012 Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture Oct. 29 at Iowa State University. Erle Ellis, an associate professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental...

Iowa State Fair Butter Sculptor to Sculpt Life-Size Butter Cy for ISU Homecoming October 5th, 2012
AMES, Iowa -- The Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has commissioned the Iowa State Fair's butter cow sculptor to create a life-size butter Cy to celebrate the university's 100th Homecoming "CYtennial," Oct. 22-27....

Iowa State University Job Fair Set to Break Recruiter Record September 26th, 2012
AMES, Iowa -- The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University expects to hold its largest job fair Oct. 16. "Probably close to 200 organizations will be in attendance, compared with 175 last year," said Mike Gaul, director of...

Iowa State University Researcher Seeks to Understand DNA Repair September 20th, 2012
AMES, Iowa -- An Iowa State University scientist is studying the process organisms use to repair DNA damage, opening up implications for human health and cancer research. Everything that has DNA needs a way to repair it from a variety of assaults,...

ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Reaches Record Enrollment September 6th, 2012
AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences undergraduate enrollment has reached record numbers. At 3,900 this fall's enrollment surpassed record enrollment set in 1977, when enrollment totaled 3,623. The number of...

Iowa Alliance for Wind Innovation and Novel Development Provides Research Grant to Iowa State University September 5th, 2012
AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University in collaboration with Anemometry Specialists Inc. will develop a new measurement platform for offshore wind energy through a grant from the Iowa Alliance for Wind Innovation and Novel Development (IAWIND). Eugene...

Iowa State University Professors Presented Awards for Applied Research September 5th, 2012
AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University professors Helen Jensen and Nick Christians were presented the Dean Lee R. Kolmer Award for Excellence in Applied Research Sept. 4 by the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Jensen, a professor of...

Jim Farrell to Present Deal Lecture at Iowa State Sept. 20 September 4th, 2012
AMES, Iowa -- Jim Farrell, president and CEO of Farmers National Company, will present the 2012 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Sept. 20 at Iowa State University. He will present "The Changing Role of Leaders in a Bullish Farmland Market...

Farm Credit Services of America Gives $200,000 for New ISU Agriculture Student Learning Center September 4th, 2012
AMES, Iowa -- Farm Credit Services of America has provided a $200,000 gift to help establish the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center at Iowa State University. "We are extremely grateful to the Farm Credit Services of America,"...

Groundbreaking for ISU's Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center on Sept. 1 August 31st, 2012
AMES, Iowa -- A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Sept. 1 for the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center at Iowa State University. The event is part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' alumni barbecue prior to the...

Iowa State University Economics Department Members Presented Awards at Professional Meeting August 30th, 2012
AMES, Iowa -- The Department of Economics at Iowa State University was honored with several awards by the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). Awardees included: * Professor Helen Jensen...

Monsanto Student Services Wing Dedicated in ISU's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences August 29th, 2012
AMES, Iowa -- The Monsanto Student Services Wing has been dedicated in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University. A dedication ceremony was held today (Aug. 29) in Curtiss Hall. Located on the ground floor, the Monsanto...

Owner of Iowa's Only Grass Tennis Court to Speak at Iowa State Aug. 29 about Wimbledon Internship August 22nd, 2012
AMES, Iowa -- Mark Kuhn, a farmer and Iowa State University alum, will share his recent experience as a Wimbledon intern in a presentation on campus on Aug. 29. Kuhn, of Charles City, is the owner and caretaker of Iowa's only grass tennis court....

ISU Ag Business Club Named Top Club in U.S. for Seventh Straight Year August 22nd, 2012
AMES, Iowa -- The Iowa State University Agricultural Business Club won two major awards at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) conference in Seattle earlier this month. The club was named National Outstanding Chapter for the...

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