2018 News & Featured Stories Archive

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Leopold Center at Iowa State University Presents Spencer Award for Sustainable Agriculture

October 8th, 2018
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AMES, Iowa — The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University has honored an agricultural policymaker and a conservation-minded farmer with its Spencer Award for Sustainable...

Iowa Nutrient Research Center Funds 16 New Water Quality Projects

October 8th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University has funded 16 new water quality and nutrient management projects for...

Iowa State University Names Administrative Leader of BioCentury Research Farm

October 4th, 2018
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AMES, Iowa — Matt Darr, a professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, has been named administrative leader of Iowa State University’s BioCentury Research Farm and Precision...

Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day at Iowa State University Set for Oct. 9

September 26th, 2018
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AMES, Iowa — Hundreds of job recruiters will be looking for employees Oct. 9 when the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University holds its fall career fair. This event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lied...

ISU Sustainable Agriculture Program Features Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Candidate Debate Oct. 3

September 26th, 2018
Ames, Iowa — The Iowa State Sustainable Agriculture Colloquium will host a debate Oct. 3 between two Iowa Secretary of Agriculture candidates who’ll be on the ballot in the Nov. 6...

Geoffrey Dahl Announced as Third Finalist for Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean at Iowa State University

September 25th, 2018
Ames, Iowa — Geoffrey Dahl from the University of Florida is the third finalist for the next endowed Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Director of the Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics...

CARD Study Reveals Trade Disruptions Impacts on Iowa's Economy

September 25th, 2018
Ames, Iowa — A new study by researchers at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University reveals the impacts that current trade disruptions are...

Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Awards $3.5 Million in Scholarships

September 25th, 2018
AMES, Iowa – The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University has awarded nearly $3.5 million in scholarships to students for the 2018-19 academic year. Since 2005, scholarship totals for incoming freshmen and current...

Iowa State University Students Host Sixth Annual Bacon Expo Oct. 6

September 19th, 2018
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University students will host the sixth annual Bacon Expo on Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center.  The event offers participants a chance to sample creative culinary treats...

New Director Named for Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University

September 19th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering has been named the new director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center. Matt Helmers, professor...

Titus Awokuse Second Finalist for Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean at Iowa State University

September 14th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Titus Awokuse from Michigan State University is the second finalist for the next endowed dean of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and director of the Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment...

Interim Director Named for Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University

September 11th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — John Crespi, an economics professor at Iowa State University, has been named the interim director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD). Crespi became interim...

Sara Wyant to Present Leadership Lecture at Iowa State University Oct. 2

September 7th, 2018
AMES, Iowa - Sara Wyant, president and founder of Agri-Pulse Communications Inc., the nation’s largest communications firm focused on agricultural and rural policy issues, will present the 2018 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Oct. 2 at...

Iowa State University Economist Advises Cost Containment, and Patience, for Farmers Marketing Crop

September 6th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — As harvest approaches, Chad Hart, associate professor of economics at Iowa State University, urged Iowa farmers to watch their costs and be patient as they face a difficult market for corn...

Iowa State Professors Receive Kolmer Applied Research Award

September 5th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented applied research awards to two professors on Sept. 4. Matt Darr, an agricultural and biosystems engineering professor, and John Sawyer, an agronomy...

Iowa State University Student Farm Celebrates 75 Years Sept. 21-22

September 5th, 2018
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State University’s student-managed farm is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Known as the Ag 450 Farm, the farm is operated by students enrolled in the course “Agricultural Farm Management and Operations 450”. The farm is the...

Wen Named Interim Director for Center for Crops Utilization Research at Iowa State University

September 4th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Zhiyou Wen has been named the interim director of Iowa State University’s Center for Crops Utilization Research. Wen, a professor of food science and human nutrition, has been an Iowa...

Iowa State University Breaks Ground to Modernize Poultry Teaching and Research Facilities

August 31st, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Ground was broken today (Friday, Aug. 31) as the first step in replacing Iowa State University’s aging poultry science facilities, made possible by private funding from Iowa agricultural donors. The new complex will be called the...

Daniel Robison Announced as First Finalist for Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean at Iowa State University

August 31st, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Daniel Robison from West Virginia University is the first finalist for the next endowed dean of Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and director of the Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment...

Iowa State University Distinguished Professor Honored by American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

August 29th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Hongwei Xin, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State University, was recently honored by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). Xin was...

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Finalists to Visit ISU in September

August 28th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Three finalists have been identified in the search for the next endowed Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Director of the Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics...

Iowa State University Ag Communications Director Honored by National Communications Organization

August 20th, 2018
Brian Meyer (right) is presented the 2018 ACE Professional Award on August 7 by Suzanne Steel, ACE president
AMES, Iowa - The director of college relations for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University received a national award August 7 from the Association of Communications Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and...

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University to Host USDA Job Fair for Recent Graduates

August 16th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Services at Iowa State University will host a U.S. Department of Agriculture Pathways for Recent Graduates event Aug. 22. Recent...

Shedding Light on World’s Most Mysterious Book: Iowa State University Lecture Aug. 14

August 2nd, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Clues to the riddle of a centuries-old manuscript known as “the most mysterious book in the world” will be unveiled by a renowned horticulture expert in an Iowa State University lecture on Aug. 14. Jules Janick, the James Troop...

Animal Scientists at Iowa State University Presented National Awards

July 31st, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University animal scientists have been honored with national awards from the American Society of Animal Science. Anna Johnson and Kenneth Stalder, professors in the Department of...

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