2016 News & Featured Stories Archive

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ISU Northeast Research Farm to Celebrate 40th Anniversary on Aug. 26

August 16th, 2016
NASHUA, Iowa – The Iowa State University Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Aug. 26 at its annual fall field day. The 260-acre farm was purchased in 1976 by the Northeast Iowa Agricultural...

Stopping the Spread of Palmer Amaranth, an Aggressive, Competitive Weed

August 15th, 2016
AMES, Iowa — Palmer amaranth is an invasive weed that is native to the southwestern United States. Over the last three years, however, the weed has made its way into Iowa and has been identified in at least nine counties, most recently in Madison...

Bug Dishes to be Cooked at Iowa State University Insect Zoo’s Bug Village

August 11th, 2016
Roach in hand
AMES, Iowa — A chef who cooks with insects will be featured at the Iowa State University Insect Zoo’s Bug Village Aug. 27. David George...

Iowa State University Agronomist Hired to Create Cropping Systems Management Program

August 11th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — A 15-year veteran of helping Iowa farmers improve their cropping practices has joined Iowa State University’s agronomy faculty. On Aug. 1, Mark Licht began his new role as an assistant professor in the...

Portraits in Courage, Leadership and Achievement Featured by ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at State Fair

August 9th, 2016
AMES, Iowa — A woman who lived through the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. An esteemed state and national dairy industry leader. The writer and performer of a one-man play on George Washington Carver. These three Iowans —...

New Leadership at Iowa State University Research Farm

August 8th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy Research and Demonstration Farm near Boone has new...

Iowa State Weed Science Team Wins First Place in Regional Contest

August 4th, 2016
AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State University Weed Science Team placed first in a regional competition held at Purdue University July 27-28. The North Central Weed Science Society Collegiate Weed Science Contest included 16 graduate and nine...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Leadership Featured in Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Magazine

August 4th, 2016
AMES, Iowa – Growing leaders is the focus of the recent issue of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni magazine. This issue of STORIES features several young leaders making a difference in the college...

Superintendent Named for Iowa State University Research Farms in Southwest Iowa

July 7th, 2016
Dallas Maxwell portrait
AMES, Iowa — The research farms Iowa State University operates in southwest Iowa have a new leader. Dallas Maxwell has been named superintendent of the...

Agricultural Educator Named Chair of Iowa State University Department

June 23rd, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Mike Retallick, a professor in the Department of Agricultural Education and Studies at Iowa State University, has been named its department chair. Retallick’s appointment is effective July...

Iowa Swine Day at Iowa State University Early Registration Closes June 17

June 14th, 2016
AMES, Iowa — The fifth annual Iowa Swine Day on June 30 at Iowa State University will feature experts on pork industry topics including antibiotic use, water quality, risk...

Iowa State University Joins 12 Public and Private Universities Calling for Increased Federal Investment in Agricultural Research in Response to Modern Challenges

June 13th, 2016
AMES, Iowa —Iowa State University is one of 13 prominent research institutions in the United States that joined the SoAR Foundation today in calling for a surge in federal support of food and agricultural science. Retaking the Field, the report...

Iowa State’s Maynard Hogberg Selected for Prestigious Livestock Industry Honor

June 6th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — One of the American livestock industry’s highest honors will be awarded to an Iowa State University emeritus professor and former animal science department chair. The 2016 Saddle and Sirloin...

Iowa State University Soil Judging Team Successful at National Competition

May 31st, 2016
AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State University Soil Judging Team placed second overall in the American Society of Agronomy National Collegiate Soils Contest at Kansas State University. During the competition in April students wrote detailed soil layer...

Iowa State University Hosts Meeting on Big Data in Agriculture

May 26th, 2016
AMES, Iowa – Collecting, analyzing and interpreting increasingly complex and large amounts of data has become an everyday occurrence in today’s world. The massive datasets being generated are commonly called Big Data. To manage big data, build...

Iowa State University Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative Helps Launch New Initiative to Foster Entrepreneurs at ISU Research Park

May 25th, 2016
AMES, Iowa – A new initiative at the Iowa State University Research Park will identify and fund innovative agricultural startups. The accelerator program, called the Ag Startup Engine, is part of a broader...

ISU Dairy Farm Open House June 10

May 20th, 2016
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Dairy Farm will celebrate dairy month with its eighth annual open house on June 10 from 6 - 11 a.m. at the ISU Dairy Farm, located south of Ames. The event is open to the public. Tours will be given every...

Gov. Branstad Tours INRC Projects, Emphasizes Partnership for Conservation Success

May 5th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Last week, Gov. Terry Branstad visited Iowa Nutrient Research Center (INRC) field sites at the Iowa State University Ag Engineering/Agronomy Research and Demonstration Farm to...

Iowa State Students Win Overall Prize at Judging Conference

May 4th, 2016
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University student teams won the overall sweepstakes award among four-year institutions at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Judging Conference April 14-16. The Sweepstakes Award was...

Awards Bestowed by Iowa State University Agricultural Honor Society

May 3rd, 2016
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Chapter of the Honor Society of Agriculture, known as Gamma Sigma Delta, presented awards April 21 to Iowa State University College of Agriculture and...

Animal Science Conference Continues Iowa State University Commitment to International Agriculture Education

April 26th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Seven Iowa State University animal science faculty will journey to Honduras in May to help educate producers, students and faculty about advances in the science and technology to improve...

Iowa State Economics Professor Presented Endowed Professorship

April 25th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa —An Iowa State University professor of economics has been named the inaugural recipient of the John F. Timmons Endowed Professorship in Environmental and Resource Economics. Quinn Weninger was...

Public-Private Partnership Strengthens Nutrient Reduction Strategy Measurement Progress

April 18th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is beginning a state-funded project in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research and Education Council (INREC) to explore how to measure Iowa farmers’ progress in reducing...

Iowa State University Test Results Provide Six-year Snapshot of Egg Safety

April 13th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Six years of Iowa State University testing show a dramatic decrease in the number of environmental samples taken from egg facilities that test positive for the Salmonella enteritidis bacterium causing human food poisoning. “The test...

Iowa State University Selected as Peace Corps Preparation Program Site

April 12th, 2016
AMES, Iowa – The Peace Corps has selected Iowa State University as a training site to help students from across campus prepare for service in other countries. The Peace Corps Prep Program is offered at 50 universities and colleges throughout the...