2017 News & Featured Stories

ISU Student Awarded George Washington Carver Spirit of Innovation and Service Award September 24th, 2017
AMES, Iowa – A student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University was presented the George Washington Carver Spirit of Innovation and Service Award on Sept. 21 in Ankeny. Valeria Cano Camacho, a junior majoring in...

Iowa State University Professor Receives Global Academic Leadership Award September 22nd, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The director of Iowa State University’s Seed Science Center was recently honored by the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture. Manjit Misra, who also is a professor of agricultural and...

Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University Funds Water Quality Projects September 20th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University has funded 11 new projects related to water quality. Researchers from Iowa State and the University of Iowa will...

Joe Kerns to Present Leadership Lecture at Iowa State University Oct. 5 September 14th, 2017
AMES, Iowa – Joe Kerns, risk management consultant and president of Kerns and Associates, will present the 2017 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Oct. 5 at Iowa State University. He will present, “Suddenly, suddenly, then all of a...

Leopold Center at Iowa State University Schedules Listening Sessions September 13th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Two more listening sessions will gather input on the future of Iowa State University’s Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture this month. The listening sessions are free and open to...

Two Iowa State University Professors Receive Kolmer Applied Research Award September 13th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented applied research awards on Sept. 12 to two professors. Matt Helmers, an agricultural and biosystems engineering professor who holds the Dean’s Professorship...

Mike Weber Named Iowa State University Harmon Family Professor in Forestry September 13th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Mike Weber has been named the Harmon Family Professor in Forestry in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Iowa State University. Weber, a natural resource ecology and management assistant professor, was...

Iowa State University Research Uses Light to Neutralize Livestock Odors September 12th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University researchers have literally, and figuratively, shed new light on the odor problems arising from livestock facilities. Jacek Koziel, an associate professor of agricultural and...

$14 Million Committed by Kent Corporation, Iowa Corn Promotion Board and Sukup Manufacturing Co. for Iowa State’s Feed Mill and Grain Science Project September 8th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Kent Corporation is committing $8 million, the Iowa Corn Promotion Board $4 million and Sukup Manufacturing Co. $2 million in support of a new Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences educational and research...

Iowa State University Extension Releases Publications About Prairie Strips Conservation Practice September 7th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A series of publications includes everything farmers and landowners need to know about a conservation practice developed by Iowa State University scientists that has proven environmental benefits. The...

Iowa State University Names Frevert Ag 450 Endowed Fellow September 6th, 2017
AMES, Iowa – Rob Frutchey, Iowa State University agricultural education and studies lecturer, has been named the James and Clare Frevert Ag 450 Fellow.   The fellowship provides support to the Iowa State Ag 450 Farm, which is the only student...

Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station to Celebrate 50th Anniversary September 1st, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The 50th anniversary of Iowa State University’s Horticulture Research Station will be celebrated Sept. 16 at the farm near here. The public is invited...

Underwood Family Makes Million Dollar Gift to Iowa State’s Agricultural Business, Entrepreneurship Programs August 30th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The Underwood Family Foundation of Ames has made a $1 million gift to support the agricultural business and agricultural entrepreneurship programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences...

Iowa State University Field Day Aug. 24 to Focus on New Crop Forecasting Project August 9th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University project to forecast and evaluate real-time soil and crop conditions in specific fields will be the subject of a field day Aug. 24 at the...

Iowa State University Research Farm Field Day to Highlight Crop Markets and Pest Management August 7th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua will host a field day Aug. 25 with information for the...

Iowa State University Field Day to Highlight Sustainable, Organic Research and Practices Aug. 22 August 3rd, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s Organic Agriculture Program will sponsor a field day devoted to organic research and production practices Aug. 22 at the...

First Listening Session on Future of Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Aug. 9 in Ames August 2nd, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A listening session to gather input on the future of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture will be held Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Iowa State University. The session, which is open to...

Iowa State University Hires Program Manager to Strengthen Statewide Pest Resistance Management Efforts August 1st, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A new staff member at Iowa State University will coordinate day-to-day activities of a statewide effort to help Iowa farmers address pest resistance in their fields. Evan Sivesind recently joined the...

Iowa State University Research Farm Near Lewis to Host Field Day Aug. 17 July 26th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm will present a variety of agricultural topics at a field day Aug....

ISU Researchers Report Problems with Soybean Cyst Nematode Resistant Soybean Varieties July 26th, 2017
AMES, Iowa – Greg Tylka, Iowa State University nematologist, has found that soybean cyst nematode (SCN) resistant soybean varieties are becoming less effective. “This is an alarming trend and sets the stage for even greater yield loss from SCN in...

Iowa State University’s Muscatine Island Research Farm Field Day Set for Aug. 15 July 24th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Research on corn, soybeans and vegetables will be featured Aug. 15 during a field day at the Iowa State University’s Muscatine Island...

Iowa State University Animal Scientist Honored as Swine Industry Leader July 20th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University animal scientist has been recognized as a leader in the national swine industry. JBS United, an international livestock feed company, presented John Patience, a professor of...

Horticulture Focus of Iowa State University’s Fruit and Vegetable Field Day Aug. 7 July 17th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s annual Fruit and Vegetable Field Day on Aug. 7 will feature research and demonstration projects on fruit and vegetable production for commercial growers, extension personnel, non-profit organizations and master...

Former USDA Undersecretary to Join Iowa State University Food Science and Human Nutrition Faculty July 17th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Catherine Woteki, who served six years as undersecretary for research, education and economics and chief scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has joined the faculty of Iowa State University’s...

Monarch Conservation Field Day July 24 at Iowa State University July 11th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium is hosting a monarch conservation field day July 24 at the Iowa State University Field Extension Education Laboratory near Boone....

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