2013 News & Featured Stories Archive

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Iowa State University Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant For Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development

June 5th, 2013
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences received a grant for $100,000 from Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Margaret Smith, Value Added...

Iowa State University Specialty Crop Field Days June 18 and 19

June 4th, 2013
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms will host field days June 18 and 19 focusing on field and horticultural crops and maintaining timbered areas. The Muscatine Island...

Students Participate in Iowa State University Program in Uganda

June 4th, 2013
AMES, Iowa – On June 7, eight Iowa State University undergraduate students will be departing for a six-week program to work with Ugandan university students to create a bi-national team which assists children and communities in rural Uganda....

Iowa State University Updates Method for Rating Soil Productivity

May 23rd, 2013
AMES, Iowa — Advances in soil science have necessitated an update in the Corn Suitability Rating (CSR), a system for rating the crop-growing productivity of Iowa soil, according to Iowa State University agronomist Lee Burras. “Advances in soil-...

ISU Dairy Farm Celebrates Fifth Annual June Dairy Month Open House

May 21st, 2013
AMES, Iowa — Milk, cheese, ice cream and yogurt – these foods may not be found on a stick at the Iowa State Fair, but the Iowa State University Dairy Farm will be providing free samples at its annual June Dairy Month open house. On Friday, June 7...

Homeowners Urged to Use Insecticides Carefully to Protect Bees

May 14th, 2013
AMES, Iowa — The careful use of insecticides by homeowners will help minimize ill effects on honeybee populations, according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach entomologist Laura Jesse. A U.S. Department of Agriculture and...

Cause of Seasonal Infertility in Sows Studied at Iowa State University

May 13th, 2013
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University animal scientists are searching for reasons and solutions for seasonal infertility in sows, including what may be the first scientific study of insulin’s possible role in the problem. Aileen Keating and Jason...

Farming Practices to Minimize Ill Effects on Bees and Other Pollinators

May 10th, 2013
AMES, Iowa -- Farmers being observant with seed treatments at planting and pesticide applications during the growing season could minimize ill effects on bee populations, according to Iowa State University entomologists. In a U.S. Department of...

Chair of Iowa State University Department of Animal Science to Retire

May 10th, 2013
AMES, Iowa -- Maynard Hogberg will retire as chair of the Iowa State University Department of Animal Science. He will continue to serve as chair until a search is completed. A search committee to find a...

ISU FARM to Expand Farmer-assisted Research Concept

May 8th, 2013
AMES, Iowa -- A pilot program that helps farmers conduct research in their own fields has been so popular that it is expanding across the state. ISU FARM, which stands for Farmer Assisted Research and Management, was the brainchild of the Northwest...

Iowa Farm Bureau Provides $150,000 to Iowa State University's Entrepreneurship and Animal Care Programs

May 8th, 2013
AMES, Iowa -- The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) has provided $150,000 to support two programs in the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. One encourages budding entrepreneurs to return to rural Iowa and another...

Website and Blog Share Crop Research to Engage Corn-Belt Farmers

May 6th, 2013
AMES, Iowa -- Farmers in the Corn Belt have two new Internet portals to the latest research findings on how to increase the resiliency of corn-based cropping systems under variable weather conditions. The new "Sustainable Corn" website...

Hy-Line International Donates Geneticist's Time to Iowa State

May 2nd, 2013
AMES, Iowa --Hy-Line International, a world leader in poultry genetics based in Dallas Center, Iowa, will share one of its scientists with Iowa State University. Hy-Line hired Anna Wolc as a full-time genomics geneticist last year. Under a first-...

Iowa State University Seeks Livestock Producers' Input for Ethanol Coproducts Survey

April 29th, 2013
AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University is conducting a nationwide survey of livestock producers' use of feed-related coproducts from ethanol production. "The feedback gained from the survey will be used to help improve coproduct quality, which can help...

Iowa State National Agri-Marketing Chapter Receives Awards at Annual Conference

April 25th, 2013
AMES, Iowa -- The Iowa State University National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) chapter won second place in the John Deere Signature Award competition at the association's annual conference and trade show April 16-19 in Kansas City, Mo....

ISU Crops Team Wins First Place Awards

April 15th, 2013
AMES, Iowa -- The Iowa State University Crops Team had two team wins and an individual first place ranking at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Crops Contest held in Lubbock, Texas from April 2-6. The Iowa State team...

ISU Greenhouse Naming Honors Charles V. Hall

April 12th, 2013
AMES, Iowa -- A ceremony to name the Iowa State University horticulture greenhouses the Charles V. Hall Greenhouses was held today on campus. Hall is an emeritus professor and served as chair of the Department of Horticulture from 1974 to 1990....

U.S.-China Commission Sets April 25 Hearing on China Agriculture at Iowa State University

April 11th, 2013
AMES, Iowa -- On April 25, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission will hold a public hearing on China's agriculture policy and U.S. access to China's market at Iowa State University. Detailed information is posted...

Iowa State Economist Honored by American Agricultural Editors' Association

April 11th, 2013
AMES, Iowa -- Mike Duffy, an Iowa State University professor of economics, will be presented the Distinguished Service Award this summer by the American Agricultural Editors' Association. "Mike's leadership in helping beginning...

ISU Prairie Strips Study Yields Options to Improve Conservation

April 9th, 2013
AMES, Iowa -- Prairie strips placed within fields offer a way for row-crop producers to meet environmental goals while still satisfying demands for food, feed and fuel, according to Iowa State University research. "Results of our study...

Iowa State Students Broaden International Agri-marketing Skills

April 4th, 2013
AMES, Iowa -- Students in the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative's International Agri-Business Field Experience Program are consulting with a business in Greece that plans to expand into the U.S. market. Macedonian Thrace Brewery, in...

Iowa State Professor Appointed Chair of USDA Advisory Council

April 2nd, 2013
AMES, Iowa -- Manjit Misra, Iowa State University professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering and director of the Seed Science Center, has been named chairman of the National Genetic Resources...

Iowa State University Hires Agricultural Specialists for Research Programs

March 29th, 2013
AMES, Iowa -- Agricultural specialists have joined Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms to help conduct research around the state. Chad Huffman has joined the Northwest Research...

93rd Annual Block and Bridle Conference to be Hosted by ISU

March 25th, 2013
AMES, Iowa -- The 93rd National Block and Bridle Convention, the first one ever to take place at Iowa State University, will be held in Ames from April 4-6. The Iowa State University Block and Bridle Club, one of the largest clubs in the nation,...

Powell-Coffman named chair of Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology at Iowa State

March 25th, 2013
AMES, Iowa -- Jo Anne Powell-Coffman is the new chair of the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology at Iowa State University. Powell-Coffman has served as interim chair of the department since July 2011. She succeeded Martin...

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