2017 News & Featured Stories Archive

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Iowa State's Lawrence Testifies Before U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee

March 24th, 2017
AMES, Iowa —John Lawrence, associate dean for extension programs and outreach in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and director of Agriculture...

Kinze Fellowship Awarded to Iowa State University Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Professor

March 22nd, 2017
AMES, Iowa – Matt Darr, associate professor in Iowa State University's agricultural and biosystems engineering department, has received a fellowship recently created by the founders and owners of KINZE Manufacturing Inc. in Williamsburg, Iowa....

Iowa State University Extension Specialists Honored by Wallaces Farmer and Iowa Master Farmers

March 20th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Wallaces Farmer and Iowa Master Farmers presented their Iowa Master Farmer Exceptional Service Award to two Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field specialists....

ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Presents Outstanding Faculty and Staff Awards

March 10th, 2017
Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented faculty and staff awards on March 8.
AMES, Iowa ­– Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented awards to faculty and staff March 9. The award winners included: Chris Currey received the Early Achievement in Teaching Award. Currey is an assistant...

Dakota Access Funds Iowa State University Research of Pipeline Installation Effects on Farmland

March 6th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University will conduct a five-year research project that will study the impact of pipeline construction on crop production and soil compaction. Researchers began collecting initial data last fall on university-owned...

Ag Startup Engine at Iowa State University Research Park Receives Commitment from Venture Capital Firm

March 6th, 2017
AMES, Iowa – The Ag Startup Engine, an initiative at the Iowa State University Research Park, has attracted an investment from Next Level Ventures, a Des Moines venture capital firm. The Ag Startup Engine was created to help address two...

New Report Highlights Research Breakthroughs at Iowa State University and 10 Other Universities, Calls for Stronger Support of Food and Agricultural Science

March 2nd, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University and 10 other research universities have joined the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation to call for stronger federal support of the food and agricultural sciences. Their new report,...

Iowa Partnership Unveils Strategy to Conserve the Monarch Butterfly

February 27th, 2017
Media AdvisoryA teleconference call for news media with questions about the strategy is set for 12:30 p.m. (CST) today, Monday, Feb. 27. Call in to 1-866-244-8528, passcode 139057. AMES, Iowa — The...

Iowa State receives AAU grant to improve undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and math

February 14th, 2017
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University is one of 12 universities to receive a grant from the Association of American Universities (AAU) to improve undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM disciplines. More...

Maize on Mars - A Student is Making "The Martian" a Reality

February 13th, 2017
AMES, Iowa - Surrounded by a red rocky surface as far as the eye can see, you look up and gaze at the planet Earth in the distance. Your stomach growls and you realize it is time for dinner. Heading back to your colony, you harvest some corn from...

Northey, Gipp and Lawrence Highlight Coordination, Scaling-up of Water Quality Efforts in Presentation to Iowa Legislature

February 7th, 2017
DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, Iowa DNR Director Chuck Gipp and Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Associate Dean John Lawrence today highlighted coordination and scaling-up of water quality...

Iowa State University STRIPS Research Project Receives Grants to Expand Training

February 7th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University research project known as Science-based Trials of Row-crops Integrated with Prairie Strips, or STRIPS, was recently awarded grants from the McKnight Foundation and...

Iowa State University Professors Inducted into Meat Industry Hall of Fame

February 1st, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Two Iowa State University animal scientists joined several well-known food industry leaders when they officially entered the Meat Industry Hall of Fame. Joe Cordray and Joe Sebranek, Iowa State professors of...

Iowa Pest Resistance Management Plan Unveiled

January 30th, 2017
DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Associate Dean John Lawrence and Iowa farmer Larry Buss of Logan today announced the release of the Iowa Pest Resistance...

Iowa State University Nutritional Science Student Selected for Community Service Scholarship

January 30th, 2017
AMES, Iowa – An Iowa State University junior was one of 20 college students from Iowa and California to be selected for the first class of the new Principal Community Scholars Program. Mica Magtoto, a nutritional science major, said the...

Iowa State University Research Farms Utilize Conservation Practices for Science, Stewardship

January 25th, 2017
Iowa State University’s 13 Research and Demonstration Farms around the state have served for decades as models of agricultural and scientific progress for Iowa’s farmers and landowners. The same holds...

Iowa State University Improves Algae Technology to Treat Wastewater for Communities and Businesses

January 24th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University technology that improves the efficiency of wastewater reclamation using algae has gotten the attention of small Iowa communities and the largest wastewater treatment system in the world. “This reactor greatly...

Carlson Honored as Emerging Iowa Leader by Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

January 23rd, 2017
Photo of Stephanie Carlson holding a portfolio in front of flags
AMES, Iowa – Stephanie Carlson, of Des Moines, has been named the 2017 Emerging Iowa Leader by the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Carlson is producer outreach and federal policy director with the Iowa Pork...

Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day at Iowa State University Set for Feb. 1

January 19th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Job recruiters have reserved all the spaces for the Feb. 1 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day at Iowa State University. The career event is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Great Hall of the ISU...

Report Highlights Progress and Long-term Challenges of Stream Nutrient Monitoring

January 9th, 2017
DES MOINES -- A 2016 report of Iowa’s water monitoring efforts for nutrients highlights both the complexity and long-term value of evaluating nutrient levels in Iowa’s lakes, streams and rivers. Developed jointly by the Iowa Department of...

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