2014 News & Featured Stories Archive

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ISU Dedicates Elings Hall and Sukup Hall, the New Home for Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering

September 25th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — More than 450 people attended the Sept. 25 dedication of Elings Hall and Sukup Hall, two new buildings that serve as the home for Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems...

Iowa State University Unveils Agricultural Business Plan Competition for Student Entrepreneurs

September 24th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Undergraduate and graduate students from 15 land-grant universities will have the opportunity in the next few months to compete for $15,000 in cash awards through a new program developed by Iowa...

Bacon Expo Tickets on Sale Oct. 10

September 22nd, 2014
AMES, Iowa ­– The second Iowa State University Bacon Expo will be Nov. 8 from 1-5 p.m. in the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agricultural Learning Center on the Iowa State campus. The cost is $8 and 1,800 tickets will be sold through MidwesTix.com or at...

Ten New Projects Receive Funding through ISU’s Iowa Nutrient Research Center

September 12th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Ten new projects have been funded through the Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University. The 10 new projects were approved for 2014-2015, and build on 10...

Third Straight Year of Record Enrollment in ISU’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

September 12th, 2014
AMES, Iowa – For the third consecutive year, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University has set a new enrollment record. The college’s fall-semester enrollment is 5,205, which is 222 students more than the previous...

ISU Ag Engineering/Agronomy Research Farm Marks 50th Anniversary

September 11th, 2014
AEA aerial picture
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms celebrated the 50th anniversary of its...

ISU Researchers Developing Nutrient and Erosion Management Tools

September 10th, 2014
BMPs tool screen shot
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University researchers expect to unveil later this year a set of decision-making tools for best management practices (BMPs) to reduce nitrogen, phosphorus and erosion/sediment losses. John Tyndall, associate professor in...

Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey to Present Deal Lecture at Iowa State Sept. 30

September 8th, 2014
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey
AMES, Iowa – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey will present the 2014 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Sept. 30 at Iowa State University. He will present, “Telling Our Story: The Future of Iowa's Farm Families” at 7 p.m. in the...

ISU Economist Advises Vigilance in Marketing Grain

September 4th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Marketing corn and soybeans promises to be a challenge for Iowa grain producers who expect to harvest record crops this fall, according to an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach...

Dedication Held for ISU's Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center

September 2nd, 2014
AMES, Iowa — More than 300 people attended the dedication program for the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center at Iowa State University on Aug. 29. “The Jeff and Deb Hansen...

Awards for Applied Research Presented to Iowa State University Faculty and Staff Members

August 28th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented research awards Aug. 28 to a professor of economics and an extension agricultural engineer....

ISU Center for Agricultural and Rural Development Awarded Grant for Lakes Survey

August 28th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University's Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) was awarded a $130,750 grant by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to renew a study that helped shed...

Ag Business Wins Outstanding Club for Eighth Time

August 28th, 2014
AMES, Iowa -- The Iowa State University Agricultural Business Club won two major awards at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) conference in Minneapolis in July. The club was named National Outstanding Chapter for the...

Partnership Creates Plant Science App for Teachers, Students

August 22nd, 2014
AMES, Iowa – A new app will give high school agri-science teachers a tool for teaching biotechnology to their students. “The Journey of a Gene” is the product of a partnership between Iowa State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln...

Iowa State Research and Demonstration Farm Late-summer Field Days Begin Aug. 26

August 19th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — A variety of crop-related topics including the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in agriculture, cover crops, troublesome weeds, crop diseases, pasture management, corn stalk use and soil fertility will be covered at late-summer field...

Harmon Named Interim Director of ISU’s Iowa Pork Industry Center

August 14th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University agricultural engineer Jay Harmon has been named the interim director of the Iowa Pork Industry Center. Harmon, a professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering...

Farmers and Scientists Discuss Creating a Climate Resilient Response in Corn Belt Crops

August 5th, 2014
AMES, Iowa - What can be done to help farmers address risks associated with highly variable and unpredictable weather and long term changing climate conditions? How can the sustainability and resilience of corn-based cropping systems be increased...

Biofilter Conference to Present Latest Odor Mitigation Technologies

July 23rd, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University will host a conference Aug. 20 covering the latest biofilter technologies that can be used to reduce odors from animal-feeding operations. “Biofilters can be an effective means to reduce odor and other gas...

Aug. 11 Field Day to Provide Information for Produce Growers

July 21st, 2014
AMES, Iowa — The 2014 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day Aug. 11 will cover topics for fruit and vegetable farmers at Iowa State University’s Horticulture Research Station. "The field day is geared toward commercial production, but the event also...

New Federal Collaboration with 12 Land-grant Universities to Address Hypoxia in the Gulf Modeled after Iowa State University’s Work with State Agencies

July 11th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Water quality researchers and extension specialists at Iowa State University have joined with scientists at 11 other land-grant universities in the Mississippi River watershed and the Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Hypoxia...

Iowa State University Field Days Cater to Gardeners Seeking New Plants

July 9th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s Research and Demonstration Farms will kick off its series of Demonstration Home Garden Field Days July 21 in southwest Iowa. “Homeowners looking for new and...

Iowa State Crop Production Extension Moving to an Integrated Approach

July 8th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has created a new team and direction to advise farmers on corn and soybean production. “We’re moving from the more traditional model of...

New Research Progress Reports for ISU's Iowa Nutrient Research Center Available

July 7th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Six-month progress reports now are available online for research projects funded through the Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University. The center was established in 2013 by the Iowa Board of Regents in response to...

Agricultural Drainage Techniques to be Presented at Iowa Drainage School

July 1st, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will hold a three-day school beginning Aug. 19 to teach how to plan, layout, and install subsurface drainage systems. “The last several wet springs have shown the need for good drainage...

Iowa State Alumnus New Manager of Animal Science Farms

June 19th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Ben Drescher has joined Iowa State University’s Department of Animal Science as coordinator of its livestock teaching and research farms. Drescher, a native of Alden, Minnesota, earned a...

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