2013 News & Featured Stories

Iowa State Faculty Member to Head Distillers Grains Technology Council December 19th, 2013
AMES, Iowa — The Distillers Grains Technology Council has named Kurt Rosentrater, an assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University, to be its executive director and...

Student Business Launched Through ISU Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative Program December 19th, 2013
Agricultural Concepts recently launched a product called TrackTill with the help of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative. Colin Hurd, an Iowa State University 2013 agricultural studies graduate,...

Endowed Professorship Presented to Iowa State University Faculty Member December 5th, 2013
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Institute for Cooperatives has provided support for an endowed professorship presented to Keri Jacobs, an Iowa State University assistant professor who studies cooperative economics. “That the cooperatives in Iowa would...

Iowa State Scientists Team Up to Keep Nitrates on Fields December 3rd, 2013
Matt Helmers in the field.
AMES, Iowa — Keeping nitrogen fertilizer on farm fields, to support optimum crop growth, and out of streams and rivers is no simple formula. It’s complex. “Think ‘writing a novel’ versus ‘writing a recipe,’ ” said Matthew Helmers, an associate...

Iowa State University Alum Named Superintendent of Research Farm November 25th, 2013
AMES, Iowa — The oldest Iowa State University research farm has a new superintendent. Micah Smidt has been named superintendent of the Northern Research and Demonstration Farm in Kanawha. He replaces David Rueber who retired, after working at...

Iowa State University Air Quality Specialist Named Endowed Professor November 12th, 2013
Hongwei Xin named endowed professor
AMES, Iowa — Hongwei Xin, director of the Egg Industry Center and Iowa State University professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering and animal science, has been named the inaugural Iowa Egg Council Endowed Professor. “It is truly an...

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alums and Friends Honored November 11th, 2013
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented awards at the annual Alumni Association Honors and Awards Ceremony on November 8. ...

Students Nominate Donald Lewis for Online Teacher of the Year November 11th, 2013
AMES, Iowa - Donald Lewis was named the Ag Online Teacher of the year by the Iowa State University Brenton Center for Agricultural Instruction and Technology Transfer. The award is based on student feedback. This is the second year the award has...

ISU Students Visit Farms During Agriculture Weekend Experience November 6th, 2013
AMES, Iowa— Learning what it takes to manage an Iowa farm is what Iowa State University students took away from the 2013 Agriculture Weekend Experience (AWE) program. In October, eight College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students spent a...

Charles R. and Margo S. Wood Scholarship Awarded to Ross Lilienthal November 5th, 2013
AMES, Iowa - Ross Lilienthal, a junior in agricultural studies, received the 2013 Charles R. and Margo S. Woods scholarship, awarded through the Iowa State University Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative. The $1,500 scholarship was awarded...

ISU a Partner in USAID Program to Develop Disease-resistant, Heat-tolerant Chickens for Africa October 30th, 2013
Sue Lamont, Iowa State University animal scientist, is part of a $6 million research program to breed disease-resistant and heat-tolerant chickens in Africa.
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is a partner on a $6 million research program to breed disease-resistant and heat-tolerant chickens in Africa. The new effort is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of Feed...

Wanted: Blood for Vampire Bats October 28th, 2013
By Lynn Laws AMES, Iowa — Granted, “Got blood?” is a unique dietary request. But it’s genuine (and harmless) if it’s coming from an animal nutritionist at a zoo that cares for vampire bats. Cheryl Morris is an assistant professor of animal...

Iowa State Animal Scientist Helps Coordinate Swine Genome Program October 17th, 2013
Chris Tuggle
AMES, Iowa — Chris Tuggle, Iowa State University professor of animal science, has been named co-coordinator of the U.S. Swine Genome Coordination Program. Tuggle will coordinate the program with Cathy Ernst, a professor of animal science at...

Iowa State Students and Vendors Prepare for Bacon Expo October 15th, 2013
AMES, Iowa – From cupcakes to traditional bacon items, 21 tents will be filled with vendors and student clubs at the Oct. 19 first-ever Iowa State University Bacon Expo at the Iowa State Scheman Center courtyard from 1-5 p.m. “We are excited to...

World Food Prize Winner Mentored Iowa State Agronomy Professor October 11th, 2013
Kan Wang portrait
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University agronomy Professor Kan Wang has kept up a weekly correspondence with World Food Prize winner Marc Van Montagu since studying with him,...

Iowa State University Extension Revises Nutrient Management Recommendations October 9th, 2013
AMES, Iowa — Advances in soil-testing research has led Iowa State University Extension agronomists to revise recommendations for phosphorus, potassium and lime. “Field research is conducted continuously to assure that nutrient management...

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Cedar County, Iowa October 2nd, 2013
DES MOINES – Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Mechanicsville in northern Cedar County, making this the fourth location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa. Allamakee County...

Ag Career Day Job Fair Set for Oct. 15 at Iowa State University October 1st, 2013
AMES, Iowa — The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University is holding its largest job fair ever Oct. 15. More than 230 companies and organizations will participate in Ag Career Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lied...

Howard Hill to Present Deal Lecture at Iowa State Oct. 9 September 24th, 2013
  AMES, Iowa – Howard Hill, president-elect of the National Pork Producers Council and strategic council to Iowa Select Farms, will present the 2013 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Oct. 9 at Iowa State University. He will present “...

Iowa State University Announces New Iowa Corn Promotion Board Endowed Chair in Genetics September 23rd, 2013
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has announced an investment from the Iowa Corn Promotion Board to establish an endowed faculty position in genetics in ISU’s Department of Agronomy. The inaugural...

Iowa State University Professor Honored for Research Accomplishments September 11th, 2013
Mark Honeyman
AMES, Iowa — Mark Honeyman, an Iowa State University professor of animal science and agricultural education and studies, has been presented a research award by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The Dean Lee R. Kolmer Award for...

Iowa State University Professor Honored with Faculty Development Award September 11th, 2013
Susan Carpenter
AMES, Iowa — Susan Carpenter, a professor of animal science at Iowa State University, has been presented the Rossmann Manatt Faculty Development Award by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The award, which was presented Sept. 10 at...

$10,000 Murray Wise Scholarship Awarded to Karl Kerns September 11th, 2013
AMES, Iowa ­– Karl Kerns, an Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences senior in animal science, has been awarded the 2013 Murray Wise Associates Agriculture Entrepreneurship Scholarship. Kerns was selected to receive the $...

Iowa State University in the Forefront of Air Emissions Research at Midwest Swine Facility September 3rd, 2013
Hongwei Xin
AMES, Iowa — A first-of-its-kind study by Iowa State University scientists is seeking to fill the information gap that exists on air emissions from swine facilities. “Farmers need reliable data to determine if air emissions are above...

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Services Honors Retired Director Roger Bruene September 3rd, 2013
Roger Bruene honored
AMES, Iowa — The renovated office suite of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Services at Iowa State University was dedicated last week to honor Roger Bruene, the former director. The Roger Bruene Career Services Suite was...

Pages