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Call for Proposal: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Investigation

April 26th, 2022
According to information published by USDA APHIS, the current HPAI outbreaks have been detected in commercial and backyard poultry flocks in 29 states, posing an urgent threat to the U.S. poultry industry.  In addition to infecting poultry, HPAI...

Gamma Sigma Delta distributes awards, initiates new members

April 22nd, 2022
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AMES, Iowa – Gamma Sigma Delta, the Iowa Beta Chapter of the Honor Society of Agriculture, held its annual award ceremony on April 21 in Dolezal Auditorium, Curtiss Hall. Iowa State University students, faculty and alumni were presented with...

Kimle lauded for entrepreneurial efforts at Iowa State

April 22nd, 2022
Kevin Kimle speaking into a microphone while holding an award
AMES, Iowa – He is considered a pioneer of entrepreneurship at Iowa State. Over the past decade, he has successfully grown an innovative program that prepares the next generation of agricultural entrepreneurs. Kevin Kimle, Rastetter Chair of...

Iowa State's agricultural programs maintain top 4% ranking

April 22nd, 2022
People gathered around research posters
AMES, Iowa – For the ninth year in a row, Iowa State University’s agricultural programs have been named to the top 4% worldwide among other agriculture and forestry institutions, according to the...

Research shows significant environmental benefits of local food production

April 22nd, 2022
Freshly harvested vegetables, including red cabbage and kale
AMES, Iowa – A new study examining a range of environmental impacts of vegetable production and distribution found local production offers significant benefits overall when compared to the large-scale methods that represent most of current...

New Required PI Training Added to Learn@ISU

April 21st, 2022
Regulatory agencies have recently indicated a need to document investigator familiarity with responsibilities associated with sponsored work. As a result, Iowa State University Finance Service Delivery and the Office of the Vice President for...

Farm Credit Services of America gift establishes endowed chair in ag business at Iowa State University

April 20th, 2022
AMES, Iowa – A generous gift commitment from Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) has established the Ron and Lynn Deiter Endowed Chair for Sustaining Excellence in Agricultural Business at Iowa State University, honoring the work of...

Iowa State alumna, graduating senior named graduate research fellows

April 20th, 2022
Samantha Allbee
AMES, Iowa - Two students from Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have been accepted to the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. This program was...

Distillers Grains Technology Council hosts 26th annual symposium in Omaha, May 11-12

April 18th, 2022
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AMES, Iowa — The Distillers Grains Technology Council, administered at Iowa State University, will highlight the latest in research and practice for industries that produce and use distillers grains at its 26th annual symposium, May 11-12, 2022,...

Innovative research explores impacts of tile drainage water quality on streams

April 7th, 2022
Two young scientists in a laboratory with vials of water
AMES, Iowa — Cover crops were almost as effective as restored prairie at reducing nitrate concentrations in tile-drained water, according to recent research at Iowa State University. This was one of the key findings from a study led by Marshall...

Beck’s partners with the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University

April 5th, 2022
Soybean field with plants in clean rows.
AMES, Iowa — Beck's has joined the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University as an industry partner. In this role, Beck’s provides financial support to the center and will have a representative serving on the ISRC’s industry advisory...

Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative transitions to Start Something College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

April 1st, 2022
Start Something College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
This month, we will publicly mark the name and brand transition to Start Something College of Agriculture and Life Sciences from the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative (AgEI). The program, like any entrepreneurial venture, went from idea...

Plant pathologists honored by American Phytopathological Society

April 1st, 2022
Steven Whitham and Daren Mueller
AMES, Iowa – Three faculty members in Iowa State University’s Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology have been recognized by the American Phytopathological Society for their contributions and impacts in research, teaching and extension...

CARES Team wins CYtation Award

March 31st, 2022
Earlier this year, the chairs of CALS departments nominated the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Research Excellence Support (CARES) Team pre-award coordinators for a...

Iowa State research on game fish gains better picture of fish fate, escapement

March 31st, 2022
3 college students handle large muskie (fish).
AMES, Iowa — In 2021, Iowa licensed nearly 270,000 anglers, whose pastime is estimated to represent more than $500 million annually in economic activity.   Michael Weber, associate professor in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and...

Hill to present Hertz lecture April 12

March 29th, 2022
Craig Hill standing in a field with grain bins in the background
AMES, Iowa – Craig Hill, Iowa farmer and former president of the Iowa Farm Bureau, will present the 2022 Carl and Marjory Hertz...

Iowa Nutrient Research Center invites new water quality research proposals

March 28th, 2022
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AMES, Iowa - The Iowa Nutrient Research Center is accepting new proposals for research projects designed to reduce nitrate and phosphorus in Iowa’s water. The center invites proposals for water quality projects that will benefit farmers,...

New AES Website

March 25th, 2022
People in a research lab.
Need to know how to use the new reporting tools for Hatch/Multistate or other capacity awards?  You're in luck!  We have a new website and set of instructions.  Check out the main AES page to learn...

Iowa State research on swine sire fertility has implications for cattle, humans

March 22nd, 2022
Karl Kerns in white lab coat front of lab equipment.
AMES, Iowa — Sire infertility is a problem for the reproductive performance of swine, despite the greater attention that has long been given to the female side of the equation. “We know that 25% of the boar herd has less than 80% conception...

AGCO announces collaboration with Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University

March 22nd, 2022
AMES, Iowa — AGCO Corporation, an international leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and precision ag technology, today announced its association with the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State...

Solving the complex puzzle of dissolved phosphorus loss from farmland

March 21st, 2022
Antonio Mallarino kneeling in a field.
AMES, Iowa — A research project by Iowa State University soil scientists provides new insight into the complex picture of phosphorus loss from farmland and evidence proving phosphorus runoff is often underestimated. One of the project’s primary...

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presents 2022 awards to faculty and staff

March 11th, 2022
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences honored faculty and staff with awards in teaching, advising, research, extension and outreach, diversity and global engagement during a ceremony on March 10. ...

Peterson Genetics partners with the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University

March 10th, 2022
Soybean plants emerging from the ground
AMES, Iowa — Peterson Genetics, Inc. has joined the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University as an industry partner. In this role, Peterson Genetics, headquartered in Cedar Falls, Iowa, will provide financial support to the center and...

Four CALS graduate students receive Brown Graduate Fellowships

March 8th, 2022
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Four College of Agriculture and Life Sciences graduate students are among the 12 Iowa State University graduate students selected to receive $120,000 in Brown Graduate Fellowship Program funding to support strategic university research over the...

Iowa State part of wide-ranging study exploring links between health of soils, plants, humans

March 7th, 2022
Woman in blue jacket in front of tall corn speaking to group at field day
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is part of a new study funded by the Foundation for...