2017 News & Featured Stories Archive

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Iowa State University Graduate Student Elected to Board to Advance Careers of Underrepresented Scientists

December 28th, 2017
AMES, Iowa – Daniela Flores is the first Iowa State University graduate student elected to serve on the board of directors for the Society for the Advancement of Chicano/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). The 44 year-old...

Iowa State University Updates Game That Helps Students Learn Land-use Concepts

December 18th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Students learning to balance agricultural production with environmental impacts have a new resource developed by Iowa State University. An online, educational game called People in Ecosystems Watershed Integration, also known as...

Iowa State University Animal Science Researcher Honored for Genetic Discoveries

December 12th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University animal geneticist was honored today for discoveries in swine genetics that have saved pork producers and processors money and increased meat quality for consumers. Max Rothschild, a C.F. Curtiss...

Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Annual Report Available

December 11th, 2017
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources today highlighted the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Annual Progress Report that is now available at...

Iowa State University Agronomist Receives New Innovator Award from Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

December 6th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Improved crop yield predictions are expected from Iowa State University research generated by a Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research New Innovator Award grant announced...

Interim Senior Associate Dean Named for Iowa State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

November 20th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Ruth MacDonald has been named the interim senior associate dean and associate director of the Experiment Station of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University....

Iowa State University Faculty Presented 2017 Board on Human Sciences Awards

November 13th, 2017
AMES, Iowa – Two food science and human nutrition faculty members at Iowa State University were presented awards from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Board on Human Sciences, Inc....

Iowa State University Horticulture Professor Receives National USDA Teaching Award

November 12th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Ann Marie VanDerZanden, Iowa State University associate provost for academic programs, has been awarded the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Excellence in College and University Teaching Award for Food and Agricultural Sciences...

Superintendent Named at Iowa State University Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm

November 10th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Terry Tuttle has been appointed superintendent of the Iowa State University Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm near Sutherland....

Colletti Named Interim Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University

November 7th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Joe Colletti, senior associate dean in Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and associate director of the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station, has been named the college’s interim dean,...

New Report Highlights Food and Ag Science Breakthroughs at Iowa State University and 10 Other Universities

November 2nd, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University and 10 other prominent research institutions have joined with the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation in urging increased federal support of food...

Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Awards Annual Scholarships

November 1st, 2017
AMES, Iowa – The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University has awarded more than 2,250 scholarships to students for this academic year. The college and its departments award more than $3 million in scholarships each year...

Leopold Center at Iowa State University Schedules Nov. 15 Listening Session

November 1st, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Calmar, in northeast Iowa, will be the site of the last listening session to help guide the future of Iowa State University’s Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. The listening...

ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni Honored

October 31st, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the Iowa State University Alumni Association presented awards at the annual Honors and...

Panel at Iowa State University to Discuss Bringing Technology to the Marketplace

October 26th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A panel of Iowa entrepreneurs will share their stories about bringing technology to the marketplace at the Iowa State University Center for Crops Utilization Research and BioCentury Research Farm Nov. 8 affiliates meeting. The...

Bühler Establishes Lecturer in Feed Technology Position at Iowa State University

October 26th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A gift from Bühler Inc. has established the Bühler Lecturer in Feed Technology position at Iowa State University. After a national search, the inaugural holder of the Bühler Lecturer will be Sam Cook, who has been working since 2016...

Annual Drainage Research Forum at Iowa State University to Focus on Water Quality Monitoring, Nutrient Loss Reductions

October 24th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The 17th annual Drainage Research Forum will provide results and updates on drainage research and farm projects on Nov. 15 at the Iowa State University Alumni Center. “The Drainage...

Scholarship honoring food security advocate David Lambert presented to Iowa State student

October 19th, 2017
AMES, Iowa ­­– An Iowa State University sophomore studying agronomy and global resource systems is the 2017 recipient of an endowed scholarship honoring global food security advocate David Lambert. Emily Hugen from Monroe, Iowa, received the...

Iowa State Hires New Agricultural Communications Assistant Professor

October 12th, 2017
AMES, Iowa – A new assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Education and Studies at Iowa State University will help address the department’s growth in agricultural communications.  Shuyang Qu will teach agricultural communication...

Iowa State University STRIPS Team Assesses Tile Systems Under Prairies

October 10th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University research project has found that prairies, known for an abundance of deep roots, don’t interfere with tile systems running under them. Perforated tile are buried under cropland to remove excess water...

Iowa State University Agronomy Professor Honored as Global Professor of Biotechnology

October 9th, 2017
AMES, Iowa —Iowa State University is honoring an agronomy professor with the title of Global Professorship in Biotechnology. Kan Wang was presented with the professorship at a medallion ceremony Oct. 6...

Iowa State University Professor Honored with an Award of Distinction at UC Davis

October 9th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Max Rothschild, a distinguished professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University, was presented an Award of Distinction Oct. 6 from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of...

Iowa State Students Host Fifth Annual Bacon Expo Oct. 7

September 29th, 2017
AMES, IA – Iowa State University students will host the fifth annual Bacon Expo on Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center. The event offers participants a chance to sample creative bacon treats such as...

Iowa State University to Host Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day Oct. 17

September 28th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — There is plenty of interest in recruiting at Iowa State University’s Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day despite the downturn in the agriculture sector, said the organizer of the annual job fair. “Visiting with several of my...

For Half a Century, Soybean Performance Tests Have Helped Farmers Make Decisions

September 25th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Crop Improvement Association, an Iowa State University affiliated nonprofit, is marking the 50th anniversary of its...

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