2013 News & Featured Stories Archive

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Iowa State University Bacon Expo Ticket Sales Begin Sept. 6

August 30th, 2013
AMES, Iowa – Tickets go on sale Sept. 6 for the Iowa State University Bacon Expo. The family-themed event will be held Oct. 19 in the Scheman Building Courtyard at the Iowa State Center from 1-5 p.m. A total of 1,200 admission tickets will be...

ISU Agricultural Education and Studies Professor Receives Awards

August 21st, 2013
AMES, Iowa – Ryan Anderson, Iowa State University assistant professor in agricultural education and studies, received two awards this summer. Anderson was selected as a 2013 Iowa regional and national winner of the Ideas Unlimited award from the...

Registration Opens for 2014 Entrepreneurial Agribusiness Executive Conference

August 20th, 2013
AMES, Iowa –– Registration is open for the 2014 Entrepreneurship Agribusiness Executive Conference, which is hosted by Iowa State University’s Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative. The conference is designed to promote discussions on issues...

Late-season Field Days Scheduled at Iowa State University Research Farms

August 20th, 2013
AMES, Iowa — The late-summer field days at Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms beginning Aug. 28 will deal with crop production issues as harvest approaches. The field days are...

Iowa State University Economists Have Cautious Message for Farmers

August 9th, 2013
John Lawrence, director of Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension and Outreach and associate dean for Extension Programs and Outreach
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University economists are cautioning farmers to be prepared for a potential downturn in the values of commodities and land. John Lawrence, director of Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension and Outreach and associate...

ISU, University of Kentucky to Lead New Arthropod Management Research Center

August 9th, 2013
AMES, Iowa —  The National Science Foundation has funded an industry-university cooperative research center that will explore new strategies for managing insect pests that devastate crops and harm human health. Led by Iowa State University and...

Field day at Iowa State University Ag Engineering/Agronomy Research Farm on Aug. 30

August 7th, 2013
Ames, Iowa — A field day will be held on Aug. 30, hosted by the Iowa State University Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy Research Farm, rural Boone, from 9 a.m. to noon with lunch...

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed In Jefferson County, Iowa

August 1st, 2013
DES MOINES – Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Fairfield in Jefferson County, making this the third location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa. Allamakee County was declared...

ISU Coordinates STEM Grant to Certify Teachers in Agricultural Education Curriculum

July 31st, 2013
AMES, Iowa— This summer nearly 80 Iowa agriculture teachers will be certified to help students advance in math and science with the leadership of Michael Retallick, Iowa State University agricultural education and studies associate professor....

Aug. 1 Field Day Brings Turfgrass Specialists to Iowa State University Research Station

July 24th, 2013
AMES, Iowa — Turfgrass specialists who work with golf courses, athletic fields and lawn care services will meet at 8 a.m. Aug. 1 for an annual field day at the Iowa State University Horticulture...

Media Advisory: The Science and Practice of Farming Featured in ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni Magazine

July 24th, 2013
  AMES, Iowa – Teaching, research and extension programs focused on farming are featured in the latest issue of STORIES in Agriculture and Life Sciences from Iowa State University. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni magazine...

Iowa State University Researchers to Focus on Crops at Aug. 1 Field Day

July 23rd, 2013
AMES, Iowa — An Aug. 1 field day at the Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm near Lewis includes topics of interest to crop producers in southwest Iowa. The field day will begin at...

Livestock Field Day Features Niche Markets -- and a Yurt

July 23rd, 2013
NEWELL, Iowa – Insulated portable dwellings used for thousands of years by nomadic people in central Asia have found another creative use on an Iowa State University research farm: keeping baby pigs comfortable. Researchers have custom-fitted a...

Iowa State Researchers Study Precision Nutrition for Niche Market Swine Operations

July 19th, 2013
AMES, Iowa — Niche market swine producers may soon have data to precisely match the nutrients in feed with the needs of their pigs. John Mabry, professor of animal science at Iowa State University, is working with the Iowa Pork Producers...

ISU Part of Team Honored for Excellence in Swine Nutrition Research

July 18th, 2013
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University is part of a team that has received the 2013 North Central Region Excellence in Multistate Research Award presented by the North Central Regional Association of State Agricultural Experiment Station Directors....

Iowa State University Field Days Offer Ideas for Gardeners

July 18th, 2013
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms will host a series of Demonstration Garden Field Days beginning July 22. Among the plants featured at the gardens will be a...

Iowa State University Student Selected for Oxfam America Initiative

July 16th, 2013
AMES, Iowa— An Iowa State University student is one of 50 nationwide to be selected for Oxfam America’s CHANGE Initiative to provide relief against hunger and poverty. Rebecca Chamberlin of Windsor Heights, Iowa, is a junior majoring in global...

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Des Moines County, Iowa

July 16th, 2013
DES MOINES – Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Burlington in Des Moines County, making this the second location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa. It initially had been found...

Iowa State University to Assess Carbon Content of Land it Owns and Manages

July 11th, 2013
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has begun an environmental assessment to determine the amount of carbon in the soil of the land that it and its affiliated organizations own and manage. “One increasingly recognized method of evaluating land in...

Farmers Reminded to Handle Unplanted Treated Seeds Properly

July 10th, 2013
DES MOINES – Iowa farmers are reminded to properly handle treated seeds that were unable to be planted this year due to the historically wet spring weather.  Seeds treated with a pesticide to protect them from pests or disease cannot enter the...

Iowa State University Researchers Examine Genetic Cause of Dog Disorder

July 9th, 2013
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University animal scientist Max Rothschild hopes a recent American Kennel Club podcast helps raise interest in his research for the organization. He and his colleagues have been working on the genetic component of canine...

ISU and Heifer International to Partner to End World Hunger

July 8th, 2013
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University and Heifer International, an international development nonprofit organization, have agreed to explore new opportunities and projects to use science to address world hunger and poverty. The collaboration is the...

Economics Professor Named Center for Agricultural and Rural Development Director

July 2nd, 2013
Kling portrait
AMES, Iowa — Cathy Kling has been named the new director of Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD). Kling, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of...

ISU George Washington Carver Interns Get Hands-on Research Experience

July 1st, 2013
AMES, Iowa — This summer students from throughout the United States are learning about scientific research through the Iowa State University George Washington Carver Internship program. The program, which is sponsored by the College of...

Iowa State University’s Late-June Field Days to Focus on Crops

June 12th, 2013
AMES, Iowa — Crop production concerns arising from the cold and wet conditions this spring will be among the topics covered during late-June field days at Iowa State University Research and Demonstration...

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