2017 News & Featured Stories

Dedication Ceremony Scheduled for New Food Science Lab at Iowa State University July 10th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A newly renovated food science teaching laboratory, made possible by a charitable contribution from Mary A. Kelleher Nelson and R.W. Nelson and Kemin Industries, will be dedicated July 12 at Iowa State University. The dedication...

Monarch Butterfly Research on Program July 20 at Iowa State University Research Farm Field Day July 5th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Research on increasing habitat for monarch butterflies will be among the topics presented at the July 20 field day at the Iowa State University Western Research and Demonstration Farm near Castana. The field day is open to the...

Iowa State University Northwest Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm field day set for July 12 July 3rd, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Information of interest to farmers in northwest Iowa will be presented July 12 at a field day at the Iowa State University Northwest Iowa Research...

Johansen Named Chair of the Roy J. Carver Department Of Biochemistry, Biophysics And Molecular Biology June 29th, 2017
Kristen Johansen, a professor at Iowa State University, has been named chair of its Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. Johansen currently serves as the department’s...

Monarch Butterfly Conservation Efforts in Iowa Laying Foundation for Success Across Midwest June 28th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A new U.S. Geological Survey study highlights multiple options for restoring monarch breeding habitat in the Midwest to...

Iowa State University Corn-breeding Scholarship Named for Alumnus Ted Crosbie June 23rd, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A gift from Monsanto Company will establish a scholarship in corn breeding at Iowa State University to honor the memory of world-renowned plant breeder, agriculture visionary and alumnus Theodore “Ted” Crosbie. The Ted Crosbie...

Bouffard Named Chair of Department of Sociology at Iowa State University June 21st, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A new professor of sociology at Iowa State University has been named the chair of its Department of Sociology. Leana Bouffard was previously a professor of criminology and criminal justice at...

Nason Named Chair of Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology at Iowa State University June 21st, 2017
John Nason
Ames, Iowa — John Nason has been named the chair of the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology (EEOB) at Iowa State University. Nason, a professor of ecology, evolution and organismal...

Iowa State Scientists Add to Knowledge of Phosphorus Dynamics in Cover Crop, Runoff Study June 21st, 2017
Ames, Iowa — A multidisciplinary team of scientists led by Antonio Mallarino, professor of agronomy at Iowa State University, has completed two years of a long-term field study to better understand the...

Iowa State University Hosts International Group of Farmers and Agricultural Leaders June 7th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences on June 19 will host a group of international visitors seeking information about agricultural issues. “Iowa State is a national and international leader in so many...

ISU Dairy Farm Open House June 9 May 26th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — To celebrate dairy month the Iowa State University Dairy Farm will host its ninth annual open house June 9 from 6 - 11 a.m. The event is open to the public. Tours will be given every 30 minutes beginning at 6:30 a.m. and ending at...

Iowa State University Students Finalists in Nationwide Banking Competition May 17th, 2017
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University students were finalists in a nationwide 2017 Community Bank Case Study Competition. The Iowa State team’s case study submission is among five teams out of 33 to advance to the final competition in New Orleans....

Media advisory: Iowa State University Joins the Challenge of Change Commission to Solve Complex U.S. and Global Food and Nutrition Security Challenges May 16th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is taking part in the Challenge of Change Commission, a new effort to address food nutrition and security...

Iowa State University Agricultural Honor Society Presents Awards May 16th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Chapter of the Honor Society of Agriculture, known as Gamma Sigma Delta, presented awards April 20 to Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni, faculty and students. Mission Awards were...

Indian Chief Minister Visits Iowa State University To Launch Seed Research Project May 11th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has signed an agreement to partner with the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh to create a seed research center. The agreement marks the beginning of the inception phase to establish an Andhra Pradesh Seed Research...

Iowa State Students Win Overall Prize at Judging Conference May 4th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — For the third year in a row 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 6-8. The...

Interim Director Named for Iowa State’s Beginning Farmer Center and Center for Ag Law and Taxation May 1st, 2017
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University emeritus professor of economics has been named interim director of two extension-focused centers in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences — the Beginning Farmer...

Iowa State University Agricultural Engineering and Animal Science Professor Named Assistant Dean for Research April 24th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — An acclaimed researcher in animal environment engineering at Iowa State University has been named the new assistant dean for research in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Hongwei Xin, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished...

National Ag Tax Expert Joins Staff of ISU’s Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation April 17th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A national expert on agricultural taxes has joined Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation as a visiting professor. Phil Harris, an emeritus professor of...

Pierre Memorial Lecture in Soil Science at ISU to Feature David Myrold April 7th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — David Myrold, a professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Science at Oregon State University, is the speaker for the 2017 William H. Pierre Memorial Lecture in Soil Science at Iowa State University. Myrold’s lecture is titled, “...

Animal Learning Day Provides Hands-on Experiences April 3rd, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Block and Bridle Club will host its third annual animal learning day on April 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Learning Center, located at 2516 Mortensen Road. Iowa State students and...

Iowa State University Symposium to Focus on Next Generation Agriculture and Seed Industry Outlook March 30th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The Seed Science Center at Iowa State University will host experts from around the world in April to discuss agricultural innovations and opportunities in a symposium titled “Next Generation...

Harmon Named Interim Associate Dean for Extension in ISU’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences March 30th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Jay Harmon has been named the interim associate dean for extension and outreach programs and the interim director of Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension in the College...

Lawrence Named Interim Vice President for Extension and Outreach March 27th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — John Lawrence, associate dean in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and director of extension and outreach, has been named interim vice president of Iowa State University Extension...

Alan Barkema to Present Hertz Lecture at Iowa State University April 11 March 27th, 2017
Alan Barkema
AMES, Iowa — Alan Barkema, retired senior vice president for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, will present the 2017 Carl and Marjory Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture April 11 at Iowa State University. Barkema will present...

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