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Iowa State University Study Shows Farmers Active in Watershed Groups More Likely to Plant Cover Crops

January 10th, 2019
Lush cover crop growing in corn stubble.
AMES, Iowa – Research by Iowa State University shows that active farmer involvement in watershed management groups and other conservation networks is key to adopting conservation practices like cover crops. The...

New Iowa State University Course Examines Changing Role of Women in U.S. Agriculture

December 18th, 2018
AMES, Iowa – A new class being offered at Iowa State University is the first to examine the history and changing roles of women in agriculture in the United States.   The course, which just wrapped up its first semester, used a sociological...

Iowa State University Advances Saturated Riparian Buffers as a Promising Water-quality Practice for Crop Fields

December 17th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — A new technology for cleansing nutrients from water leaving Iowa’s tile-drained fields began with two Iowa State University researchers brainstorming after a professional meeting. Their “back of the napkin” discussion in 2010 led to...

Assistant Dean in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University Honored by Alma Mater

December 13th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Hongwei Xin, assistant dean for research of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University, was honored last month by the University of Nebraska. Xin, who also serves as director of the...

Charles Sukup Appointed to Faculty Position at Iowa State University

December 10th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — The president of Sukup Manufacturing Co. in Sheffield, Iowa, has been appointed to a faculty position in the Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE...

Iowa State University Research on Monarchs’ Egg-laying Preferences Can Guide Recovery Efforts

December 6th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Loss of habitat containing milkweed plants is considered a leading cause of the precipitous decline in monarch butterfly populations over the past 20 years. To reverse loss of this iconic species, recovery plans nationally have...

Iowa State University to Lead Research to Increase Pig Survivability

December 6th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — A research project led by the Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University seeks to increase pork producers’ profits by improving the survivability of their animals. Jason Ross, the...

Interactive Website Being Developed to Teach Students Animal Care Basics

November 29th, 2018
AMES, Iowa – Amy Powell started working to help 4-Hers throughout Iowa understand the basics of animal care when she came to Iowa State University in 2014. To find out how those youth acquire information about animal care Powell set up focus...

ISU Agronomy Auditorium Named in Honor of Webster County Couple

November 27th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — The Agronomy Hall auditorium at Iowa State University has been named in honor of a Webster County couple who farmed near Duncombe for many years.   The W. Kiley and Marie Powers Auditorium is located in the southwest corner of...

Iowa State Scientists Lead Discovery of a Mechanism Cyst Nematodes Use to Reprogram Plant Host Cells

November 14th, 2018
Parasitic cyst nematodes, a major pest of soybeans and other crops, cluster around plant roots.
AMES, Iowa — A research team led by Iowa State University has solved part of a mystery important to battling the most serious threat to U.S. soybean production, the soybean cyst nematode — a pathogen responsible for more than $1 billion in reduced...

Iowa State University Sports Turf Researcher Seeks to Protect Young Athletes on the Field

November 13th, 2018
Traffic simulator
AMES, Iowa — Adam Thoms, assistant professor of horticulture at Iowa State University, researches sports turf maintenance to help keep young athletes safe while competing. He focuses on athletic fields,...

Iowa State University Animal Science Professor Receives National USDA Teaching Award

November 12th, 2018
AMES, Iowa – Steven Lonergan, an Iowa State University animal science professor, was awarded one of two 2018 national U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Agriculture Sciences Excellence in Teaching Awards. The Association of Public and Land...

Iowa State Scientists Recognized Nationally for Multistate Drainage Research to Improve Water Quality

November 12th, 2018
Field day group views a denitrification bioreactor installation.
AMES, Iowa — Two Iowa State University scientists and a U.S. Department of Agriculture research partner have received a national honor for their roles in a multistate research collaboration finding solutions to water quality challenges related to...

ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni and Friends Honored

November 2nd, 2018
CALS Homecoming Awardees
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the Iowa State University Alumni Association presented awards at the annual...

Iowa State Students to Build a Sukup Safe T Home® on Campus on Nov. 5

November 1st, 2018
AMES, Iowa – Student volunteers are building a Sukup Safe T Home® in the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center* at Iowa State University to kick-off Agricultural Entrepreneurship Week from 2-5 p.m. on Nov. 5. The Agricultural...

Iowa Academy of Science Awards Iowa State University’s Insect Zoo Education Program Coordinator

October 30th, 2018
Mitchell with award
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Academy of Science has presented its Friend of Science Education Award to Ginny Mitchell, education program coordinator of the Insect Zoo at Iowa State University. Mitchell, a...

ISU Student Awarded George Washington Carver Spirit of Innovation and Service Award

October 29th, 2018
AMES, Iowa – A student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University received the George Washington Carver Spirit of Innovation and Service Award at Tuskegee University. Megan Kemp, a senior majoring in agronomy and...

Iowa State Meat Science Program Celebrates Century of Influence

October 26th, 2018
Iowa State University’s Department of Animal Science celebrates 100 years of meat science in November when current and retired faculty, alumni and students will gather to recognize one of the country’s first land-grant meat science programs. It...

Iowa State Names Robison as Next Endowed Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences

October 25th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Daniel J. Robison from West Virginia University has been named the next endowed dean of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and director of the...

Governor Reynolds Proclaims Nov. 5-9 as Agricultural Entrepreneurship Week

October 24th, 2018
AMES, Iowa – Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation recently designating Nov. 5-9 as Agricultural Entrepreneurship Week.  The Agriculture Entrepreneurship Initiative at Iowa State University and affiliated students, entrepreneurs,...

Iowa Nutrient Research Center Supports New Studies to Improve Success Strategies for Cover Crops

October 23rd, 2018
Improving the odds of a successful cash crop after cover crops is the aim of several new projects funded by the Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University. “Based on strong...

Iowa Monarch Conservation Strategy Updated with Best Management Practices

October 22nd, 2018
Monarch in pasture
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Monarch Conservation Strategy recently added best management practices to guide Iowans in helping increase monarch butterfly habitat. Establishing and maintaining monarch habitat on agricultural lands, urban and suburban...

World Food Prize Presents Inaugural Inspiring the Next Generation Award to ISU Associate Dean David Acker

October 19th, 2018
Dr. David Acker, CALS associate dean for academic and global program receives the inaugural “Inspiring the Next Generation” award from the World Food Prize Foundation
DES MOINES, Iowa – The World Food Prize presented the inaugural “Inspiring the Next Generation” award to Iowa State University Associate Dean David Acker. Presented during the Laureate Award Ceremony on Thursday night at the Iowa State Capitol,...

World Food Prize Honors Iowa State University Student Hans Riensche with Prestigious Internship Award

October 19th, 2018
DES MOINES, Iowa – The World Food Prize Foundation has announced Hans Riensche, an Iowa State University student, as the recipient of the 2018 John Chrystal Award at the 2018 World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony at the Iowa State Capitol in...

Iowa State University Student Awarded 2018 Lambert Hunger Fighter Scholarship

October 18th, 2018
AMES, Iowa —Alyssa Dougherty, a junior at Iowa State University studying dietetics and global resource systems, is the recipient of the 2018 David Lambert Hunger Fighter Memorial Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship was created in honor of...

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