2015 News & Featured Stories Archive

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Iowa Nutrient Research Center Funds Third Year of Water Quality-related Projects

December 10th, 2015
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University has funded 11 new projects related to water quality. Researchers from Iowa State, the University of Iowa and the...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Protecting Soil and Water Featured in Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Magazine

December 10th, 2015
AMES, Iowa – Research and extension on soil and water are featured in the most recent issue of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni magazine. STORIES details science-based information on nitrate and...

Award-winning ISU Agricultural Business Club Receives Endowment

December 4th, 2015
Donation check for Deiter endowment
AMES, Iowa — A $100,000 gift to Iowa State University from Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) will establish the Ron Deiter ISU Agricultural Business Club Endowment. The endowment will help ensure the continued success of the award-...

ISU Professor Mike Retallick Named National Teacher Mentor

December 1st, 2015
AMES, Iowa — Mike Retallick, Iowa State University professor, is one of six individuals nationwide to receive the National Association of Agricultural Educators Teacher Mentor Award. Retallick, an associate professor in agricultural education...

Iowa State Students, Retirees, Faculty and Staff Pitch In to Feed Ames-area Residents

November 25th, 2015
Fenton in cooler
AMES, Iowa — Solving the parallel problems of hunger and food waste in Story County has become the avocation of hundreds of current and past Iowa State University faculty, staff and students. “I’m struck by the network of people out of the...

Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Awards Annual Scholarships for 2015-16

November 19th, 2015
AMES, Iowa – The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University has awarded more than 1,500 scholarships to students for the 2015-16 academic year. The college and its departments award more than $2 million in scholarships...

Alternate Uses of Soybeans Topic of Speech at Iowa State University

November 18th, 2015
Walko portrait
AMES, Iowa — A chemical engineer who specializes in the commercialization of bio-based products will speak about industrial uses of soybeans Dec. 1 at Iowa State University. Lee Walko, bio-based business development manager at Omni Tech...

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alums Honored at 2015 Ceremony

November 6th, 2015
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Iowa State University Alumni Association presented awards at the annual Honors and Awards Ceremony...

Research Team to Survey Farmers About Herbicide Resistant Weeds

November 4th, 2015
Mike Owen portrait
AMES, Iowa — A team of weed scientists, economists and sociologists led by Mike Owen, an Iowa State University agronomy professor, is working to develop effective approaches to address an increase in...

Jason Ross to Lead Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University

October 21st, 2015
Ross portrait
AMES, Iowa — Jason Ross, Lloyd L. Anderson Professor in Physiology and an associate professor of animal science at Iowa State University, has been appointed as the director of the...

Collaborations Mark Monarch Conservation Consortium’s Beginning

October 12th, 2015
Surveying for monarchs
AMES, Iowa — Collaborations marked efforts to increase the number of monarch butterflies as the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium got underway this year. The consortium was created in March by farmer, rancher and conservation organizations,...

Iowa State Bacon Expo Supports Wounded Warrior Project and Puppy Jake Foundation

October 6th, 2015
AMES, Iowa – The 2015 Iowa State Bacon Expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center, south of the Iowa State University campus. Bacon Expo is the only student-run bacon festival...

Iowa State University Distinguished Professor Receives Pomerantz Award

October 2nd, 2015
Donald Beitz portrait
AMES, Iowa — Donald Beitz, an Iowa State University Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture, has been awarded the Marvin A. Pomerantz Award for his accomplishments in teaching and research. Beitz teaches several courses in...

Iowa State University Agricultural and Life Sciences Job Fair Set for Oct. 20

September 30th, 2015
Mike Gaul portrait
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is on its way to last year’s record number of employers recruiting at Agriculture and Life Sciences Fall Career Day on Oct. 20. The largest agricultural job fair of its kind is open to students, alumni and the...

Food Scientist to Lead Iowa State University Research Centers

September 23rd, 2015
Keener portrait
AMES, Iowa — The new director of the Center for Crops Utilization Research and the BioCentury Research Farm at Iowa State University will be...

Kolmer Applied Research Award Presented to Two ISU Professors

September 22nd, 2015
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented applied research awards Sept. 22 to two professors. Mahdi Al-Kaisi, an agronomy professor, and Jim Dickson, an animal science professor, received the Dean...

New Liaison To Connect Iowa State University Research with Cedar Rapids’ Processing Companies

September 18th, 2015
David Freeman portrait
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has hired a food scientist to lead a new collaboration with Cedar Rapids and its agricultural, food and bioprocessing companies. David Freeman is a graduate of the food technology program at Iowa State and has...

Roasterie Coffee Founder to Present Leadership Lecture at Iowa State University Oct. 7

September 11th, 2015
AMES, Iowa – The owner and founder of The Roasterie Coffee, Inc., Danny O'Neill, will present the 2015 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Oct. 7 at Iowa State University. He will present, “How Baling Hay Prepared Me to Become the Coffee...

Bayer CropScience Pledges Support to the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University

September 8th, 2015
AMES, Iowa — Bayer CropScience has become an industry partner of the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University. “We’re grateful to Bayer CropScience for pledging its financial support...

USDA Reports Open Door to Lower Corn and Soybean Prices, Iowa State Economist Says

September 2nd, 2015
Chad Hart photo
AMES, Iowa — The first field-based estimates of the 2015 corn and soybean crops from the U.S. Department of Agriculture were not what the grain markets expected bringing the potential of lower prices, according to an Iowa State University...

Avian Influenza Impacts Fall Classes and Research at Iowa State University

August 21st, 2015
AMES, Iowa — This fall semester nearly 500 Iowa State University students will be affected by the cancellation of classes at the university’s poultry teaching and research farm due to the threat of a resurgence of avian influenza. The...

ISU to Co-host International Conference on Swine Feed Efficiency

August 18th, 2015
John Patience portrait
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University and Kansas State University will host an International Conference on Feed Efficiency in Swine in Omaha Oct. 21 and 22. The conference will deliver the results of the multidisciplinary Feed Efficiency in Swine...

New Manager Joins Iowa State University Western Research Farm

August 17th, 2015
Beedle portrait
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Western Research and Demonstration Farm recently hired a new manager after the retirement of its previous manager. Chris Beedle, who graduated from Iowa State with a bachelor’s degree in animal science, was...

Iowa State University Research Farm Late-summer Field Days Focus on Crop Conditions

August 12th, 2015
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms late-summer field days will cover crop issues heading into harvest. Anyone is welcome to attend Iowa State field days, which take place...

Iowa State University Field Day to Cover Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Agriculture

August 10th, 2015
Field UAV research
AMES, Iowa — The agricultural use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or UAVs, will be the subject of an Aug. 27 field day at the Iowa State University Agricultural Engineering and Agronomy Research Farms. “Aerial imagery, including that from UAVs, has...