2012 News & Featured Stories Archive

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Agricultural Specialists Added to Expand ISU FARM Research Project

April 11th, 2012
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms and ISU Extension have hired two agricultural specialists to expand the ISU Farmer Assisted Research and Management, or ISU FARM, project. Micah Smidt and Zachary Koopman will work...

Plant Pathology Graduates Create Research Endowment at Iowa State University

April 4th, 2012
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University alumni Esmail and Mary Zirakparvar have funded a research endowment in the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State. The Zirakparvar Research...

ISU Study Finds River Recreation Generates Jobs, $824 Million In Sales For Iowa Communities

March 29th, 2012
AMES — Many of Iowa's river towns are again embracing their waterfronts, and with good reason, according to a new statewide river use study by Iowa State University. The ISU study showed overall economic impact from river recreation along 73...

Iowa State University Workshop to Promote Development of Biopolymers and Biocomposites

March 28th, 2012
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University will host a Biopolymers and Biocomposites Workshop Aug. 14 to bring together researchers and industry representatives interested in developing products made from biomass. The workshop is aimed at providing...

Sauer-Danfoss Donates Equipment to Iowa State University Student Lab

March 26th, 2012
AMES, Iowa — Sauer-Danfoss Inc. of Ames has donated advanced hydraulic and electronics equipment to Iowa State University's Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering to enhance hands-on training of students. "We appreciate...

Jeff and Deb Hansen Pledge $2 Million to ISU Agriculture Student Learning Center

March 21st, 2012
AMES, Iowa — A $2 million pledge from the owners and founders of Iowa Select Farms is the key step needed for construction to proceed on a new learning center for students at Iowa State University. Jeff and Deb Hansen pledged $2 million to the...

Jodi Sterle Named Second Recipient of Harman Professorship

March 20th, 2012
AMES, Iowa — Jodi Sterle has been named the second recipient of the Eldred and Donna Harman Professorship for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Iowa State University's Department of Animal Science. The endowed position was established by...

Iowa State University Student Team Repeats Turf Bowl Title

March 6th, 2012
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University Turf Club student team won the 2012 Collegiate Turf Bowl Competition last week at the annual Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Education Conference. It was the 12th time over the past...

U.S. Pork Center of Excellence Updates National Swine Nutrition Guide Software

March 1st, 2012
AMES, Iowa — The U.S. Pork Center of Excellence (USPCE) has updated its National Swine Nutrition Guide (NSNG) Diet Formulation and Evaluation software with an expanded feed Library, nutrient excretion module, user's guide and metric version....

ISU Dairy Extension Team Receives College Team Award

March 1st, 2012
The Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Team Award was presented to the Iowa State University Dairy Extension Team. The Team develops plans and educational events to address issues in dairy production and herd management...

Joe Taets to Present Hertz Lecture at Iowa State University March 5

February 22nd, 2012
AMES, Iowa — Joe Taets, senior vice president and president of the Agricultural Services business unit at Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), one of the world's largest agribusinesses, will present the 2012 Carl and Marjory Hertz Lecture on...

ISU's Ag Entrepreneurship Initiative Launches Program to Connect Businesses and Top Students

February 21st, 2012
AMES, Iowa — The Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative at Iowa State University has created a program offering businesses access to exclusive workshops, strategic leadership roundtables and interaction with top College of Agriculture and Life...

ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Present Awards to Faculty and Staff

February 17th, 2012
AMES, Iowa - The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University presented annual awards to faculty and staff at its spring convocation on Feb. 16. Award winners include: Matthew Darr, an assistant professor in agricultural and...

Animal Industry Report Released by Iowa State Animal Science Department

February 16th, 2012
AMES, Iowa — An annual report of research related to animal agriculture at Iowa State University is available online. The animal science department has included the research projects completed in 2011 for beef, dairy, horses, poultry, sheep, swine...

No Limits to the Value of an Agriculture Degree

January 25th, 2012
(Editor's note: The following article, written by four Midwestern deans of agriculture, addresses a recent Yahoo Education article, "College Majors that are Useless.") By Jay T. Akridge Glenn W. Sample Dean, College of Agriculture,...

Iowa State University's Spring Ag Career Day Set for Feb. 1

January 18th, 2012
AMES, Iowa — About 100 employers are expected to recruit students Feb. 1 at the Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences spring career fair. "We are seeing companies and organizations that were not at our fall event...

Krog Named Entrepreneur-In-Residence At ISU's Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative

January 13th, 2012
AMES, Iowa — David Krog, co-founder of E-Markets and former CEO of AgraGate Climate Credits Corp., has been named the inaugural Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Agricultural...

ISU Names Microbiologist to Direct Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

January 5th, 2012
AMES, Iowa — A microbiologist with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been named the next director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University. Mark Rasmussen, supervisory microbiologist and director of the...

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