2016 News & Featured Stories Archive

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Iowa State University Alumnus Creates Scholarship for Animal Science Students

December 21st, 2016
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University alumnus who is a world-class cattle geneticist has established an endowed undergraduate scholarship for students in animal science with an interest in genetics. Robert Walton Sr., of DeForest, Wisconsin, is...

Online Giving Program Launched to Support Iowa State’s Growing Ag Communications Option

November 21st, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Students at Iowa State University studying agricultural communications are enjoying a stronger program, thanks in part to the continued efforts of alumni. To further support university efforts, alumni, friends and supporters are...

Iowa State University Partners with Ugandan University to Enhance Agricultural Research and Education in Africa

November 16th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is a partner in a World Bank project to strengthen graduate education and collaborative research in crop improvement in Africa. The $6 million project is part of a larger World Bank-funded initiative called the...

Performance Livestock Analytics Establishes Presence in Iowa State University Research Park

November 14th, 2016
AMES, Iowa – Performance Livestock Analytics has established itself in the Iowa State University Research Park as part of the Ag Startup Engine and ISU Startup Factory. The business was founded in 2015 by Osage, Iowa, natives Dustin Balsley, a...

Iowa State University Emeritus Professor Honored for Leadership in Animal Agriculture

November 14th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University emeritus professor and former animal science department chair was honored for his contributions to the nation’s livestock industry Nov. 13 when his portrait was added to the Saddle and Sirloin Gallery. The...

Iowa State University Agricultural Educator Elected Senior Vice President of Global Association

November 10th, 2016
AMES, Iowa – David Acker, Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences associate dean for academic and global programs, was elected senior vice president of the Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for...

Iowa State University’s Wintersteen Honored with National Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award

November 9th, 2016
AMES, Iowa — Wendy Wintersteen, dean of agriculture and life sciences at Iowa State University, is the 2016 recipient of the Carl F. Hertz Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers...

Iowa State University Student Start-up Wins Global Award for Combating Food Waste

November 7th, 2016
AMES, Iowa – The KinoSol team, which began as an Iowa State University student start-up, recently won second place and $35,000 in the Global Citizen Waislitz Award competition in New York City. KinoSol co-founder, Elise Kendall, was selected as...

Iowa State University Researcher Seeks Greater Understanding of Nutrient Cycling to Increase Productivity in Agricultural Systems

November 2nd, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — As an undergraduate, Michael Castellano spent one summer on a New Mexico ranch doing environmental science research. He was inspired by the landowner’s implementation of a grass banking system. “What I saw there as a student got me...

Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni Honored

October 28th, 2016
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...

Two Nonprofit Organizations Award Iowa State University $150,000 for Muscular Dystrophy Research

October 26th, 2016
AMES, Iowa — Ryan’s Quest and Michael’s Cause, two nonprofit organizations, have provided a $150,000 grant to Iowa State University to study a combination of...

How Iowa State University’s agricultural and biosystems engineering program achieved its No. 1 national ranking

October 21st, 2016
AMES, Iowa – High national rankings don’t just happen. U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 “Best Colleges” rankings have placed Iowa State University’s agricultural and biosystems engineering undergraduate program at No. 1 and graduate program...

Iowa State University Professors Named to Environmental Protection Agency Scientific Advisory Committee

October 20th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Two Iowa State University professors have been appointed to serve on the Agricultural Science Committee of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board. Catherine Kling, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of...

ISU Awarded $1.1 Million Grant For Food Safety Modernization Act Education

October 19th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa – The Food and Drug Administration has announced a $1.1 million grant to Iowa State University in an effort to help Iowa fruit and vegetable growers and processors comply with new federal regulations. Iowa State University Extension...

First recipients of scholarship honoring food security advocate David Lambert named at Borlaug Dialogue Symposium

October 13th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University sophomore and junior studying global hunger issues are the first recipients of a new endowed scholarship honoring global food security advocate David Lambert. Katelyn Fritz from Pleasant Hill and Michelle...

Iowa State University-led Program Awarded Top Honors by USDA

October 6th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Lois Wright Morton, an Iowa State University sociology professor, today accepted the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Partnership Award on behalf of...

Iowa State University Agricultural and Life Sciences Career Day Oct. 11

September 28th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Organizers for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Fall Career Day, at Iowa State University on Oct. 11, expect a strong turnout of employers recruiting students. Already 252 organizations have committed to the job fair,...

Harvest-related Publications Included in Food Safety Series Available from Iowa State University

September 23rd, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — A series of training materials related to grain-handling and processing has been developed by the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative at Iowa State University and partners. The...

ISU Student Awarded George Washington Carver Spirit of Innovation and Service Award

September 22nd, 2016
AMES, Iowa – A student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University was presented the inaugural George Washington Carver Spirit of Innovation and Service Award on Sept. 20 in St. Louis. Estefany Argueta, a senior...

Executive Vice President of DuPont to Present Leadership Lecture at Iowa State University Oct. 5

September 15th, 2016
AMES, Iowa – The Executive Vice President of DuPont, Jim Collins, will present the 2016 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Oct. 5 at Iowa State University. He will present, “Growth Comes When You Least Expect It” at 7 p.m. in the Richard...

Scholarships Awarded by Iowa State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Exceed $3 Million

September 13th, 2016
AMES, Iowa — Scholarship funds awarded annually by the Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have topped $3 million. The college awarded 2,300 scholarships to students for...

Fifth Year of Record Enrollment at Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

September 13th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — For the fifth consecutive year, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University has set an enrollment record. The college’s fall-semester enrollment is 5,395, including both undergraduate and graduate students...

Iowa State University Professors Honored for Applied Research Accomplishments

September 9th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented awards to two professors for applying research findings to benefit Iowans. The Dean Lee R. Kolmer Award for Excellence in Applied Research was presented to...

Ticket Sales Start Sept. 8 for Fourth Annual Iowa State Bacon Expo

September 1st, 2016
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University students will host the fourth annual Bacon Expo Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center in Ames. Bacon Expo is a family friendly event that drew more than 1,200 attendees...

Wanted: Farmers to test online Iowa State University conservation cost tool

August 23rd, 2016
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University researchers are seeking feedback from Iowa farmers willing to test an early online version of a tool to better understand the costs of implementing nutrient management and soil conservation practices. The...