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Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day at Iowa State University Set for Oct. 8

September 24th, 2019
AMES, Iowa – October 8 kicks off the job recruitment season for students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University. More than 260 employers and recruiters will seize the opportunity to acquire young talent for...

New Screening Tool Developed by Iowa State University Researchers Can Speed Detection of Bovine Tuberculosis

September 24th, 2019
Two scientists in laboratory with screening tool on counter.
AMES, Iowa – A new screening tool developed by researchers at Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture can dramatically reduce the time to detect strains of bacteria that cause a serious livestock disease and that impact the...

Iowa State University Breaks Ground for New Feed Mill and Grain Science Complex

September 16th, 2019
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University broke ground Friday, Sept. 13, to mark the start of construction of its $21.2 million Kent Corporation Feed Mill and Grain Science Complex (name pending approval by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa). The...

Iowa Nutrient Research Center Funds New Set of Diverse Water Quality Studies

September 12th, 2019
cattle grazing
Ames, IA – The Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University has funded 16 new water quality and nutrient management projects for 2019...

ISU’s Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Offers Scholarships for Iowa Undergraduates

September 11th, 2019
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture logo
AMES, Iowa – Junior and senior undergraduates at Iowa four-year colleges and universities are invited to submit proposals to a new sustainability scholarship program sponsored by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State...

National Science Foundation Awards $2.9 Million to Iowa State University, University of Wisconsin, to Advance Next Generation of Crop Genetic Engineering

September 10th, 2019
Dr. Kan Wang, headshot with plants in background
Ames, Iowa — Genetic engineering systems are critical tools to advance crop genomics research and related crop improvement efforts in the United States and worldwide. These tools have been limited, however, by the high complexity and low...

Jim Knuth to Present Leadership Lecture at Iowa State University Oct. 2

September 6th, 2019
AMES, Iowa - Jim Knuth, senior vice president for Farm Credit Services of America, the largest agricultural lender in the Upper Midwest, will present the 2019 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Oct. 2 at Iowa State University. Knuth...

Iowa State University Partners on Global Agenda to Reduce Food Waste

August 29th, 2019
Dirk Maier
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University scientists collaborated on a World Resources Institute report, released today, that seeks to reduce the annual 1.3 billion tons of global food loss and waste by 2030. The report,...

Study Led by Iowa State University Takes New Look at Monarch Numbers

August 26th, 2019
Monarch butterfly on swamp milkweed.
Ames, Iowa — A long-term study offers new insights on how monarch butterflies are doing as they journey through the state, based on research by Iowa State University and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Monarch butterflies weigh only...

GDM Partners with Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University

August 20th, 2019
AMES, Iowa — GDM has joined the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University as an industry partner. In this role, GDM will have a seat on the ISRC’s industry advisory council, which provides recommendations on research priorities. “...

Habi-Tally App Offers New, Interactive Opportunity to Assist Monarch Recovery

August 7th, 2019
HabiTally app logo - monarch butterfly
AMES, Iowa – HabiTally, a new mobile app designed to improve data collection about pollinator habitats, was launched today. The app was developed as a collaboration between Bayer and The Climate Corporation, with support from...

Iowa State Researchers Show Cover Crops’ Value as Cattle Feed

August 1st, 2019
Cattle grazing on cover crops growing in corn stubble.
AMES, Iowa — Cover crops are known to protect soil and water quality, but they also can offer valuable livestock feed, according to Iowa State University research.    Until now, there’s been little reliable, Iowa-based information to assess the...

Iowa State Agricultural Education Professor Awarded National Teaching Award

July 24th, 2019
AMES, Iowa – The North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) awarded its 2019 Educator Award to an Iowa State University associate professor. Misty Lambert, an associate professor in agricultural education and studies, received...

Iowa State University Names New Statistics Department Chair

July 24th, 2019
Nettleton portrait
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences announced today the appointment of Distinguished Professor of Statistics Daniel Nettleton, the Laurence H. Baker Chair in...

Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University Launches Challenge Grant Encouraging Research on Cage-free Housing Air Quality

July 1st, 2019
AMES, Iowa —The Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University has released a challenge grant to encourage teams of researchers to work collaboratively to solve air quality challenges created by cage-free laying hen housing. The...

Harrison County Pest Resistance Management Field Day Scheduled July 9

June 20th, 2019
LOGAN, Iowa—The Harrison County Pest Resistance Management Project team will hold a field day Tuesday, July 9.  The event, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. will include both herbicide and fungicide trials in soybeans, at a farm southwest of Logan,...

Iowa State University Leopold Center’s Spencer Award Nominations Due June 30

June 19th, 2019
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture nominations for the 2019 Spencer Award for Sustainable Agriculture are due June 30 The nomination form and formal...

Harrison County Project Finds Local Weeds Resist Common Herbicides

June 17th, 2019
AMES, Iowa — Initial tests on weed seeds collected from Harrison County farm fields show resistance to common herbicides. “These results suggest that herbicide-resistant weeds are common in Harrison County and will continue to spread,” said...

Corteva Partners with Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University

June 11th, 2019
AMES, Iowa — Corteva has joined the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University as an industry partner. In this role, Corteva will have a seat on the...

Iowa Nutrient Research Center Names New Assistant Director

June 6th, 2019
Headshot of Kay Stefanik
AMES, Iowa – A water quality researcher at Ohio State University has been hired as the assistant director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University. Kay C. Stefanik will begin...

Science (and Art) Reveal New Insights on Root Growth at Iowa State University

June 5th, 2019
AMES, IA – An Iowa State University researcher has identified a protein as a key regulator of plant root growth, representing a significant step towards understanding the complex, underlying processes that influence development of root cells. ...

Iowa State Agricultural Education and Studies Department Helps African Professors Teach Plant Breeding

June 4th, 2019
AMES, Iowa – A project to help professors in Africa train future plant breeders has created a collaborative curriculum for future educators, thanks to a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation three-year grant for $750,000 for the agricultural education...

Student Program Celebrates 10 Years of Working with the United Nations in Rome

May 21st, 2019
AMES, Iowa – For the past 10 years Iowa State University students have worked with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in Rome as part of the Dean’s Global Agriculture and Food Leadership program. “We wanted to...

Iowa State University Dairy Farm Open House June 14

May 15th, 2019
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Dairy Farm will celebrate its 11th annual open house on June 14 from 7 a.m. - noon at the ISU Dairy Farm. The event celebrates June Dairy Month and is open to the public. Tours will be given every 20...

Iowa State, Hy-Line Scientist Uses Genomics to Transform Poultry Breeding

May 14th, 2019
Animal science researchers talking in lab setting with computers and pictures of chickens behind them..
AMES, IA – In poultry breeding, the ability to more quickly and accurately select chickens whose offspring will have the best health, egg production and egg quality benefits producers and consumers alike. Research applying advances in the field...