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Staff Changes at Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms

May 30th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Leadership at Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms has changed with the retirement of previous managers. Agricultural specialists Logan Wallace and Brad Evans will co-...

Iowa Leaders Celebrate Fifth Anniversary of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy

May 29th, 2018
BOONE — The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy is a science and technology-based framework to assess and reduce nutrient loss from both point sources (such as municipal and industrial wastewater...

Iowa State Team Wins Worldwide 2018 Food Solutions Challenge

May 24th, 2018
AMES, Iowa – For three Iowa State University graduate students, winning the worldwide 2018 Food Solutions Challenge was more than an honor – it meant they could help reduce food waste in their homeland. The Iowa State team received $5,000 on May...

Leopold Center at Iowa State University Seeks Nominations for Spencer Award

May 9th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University is seeking nominations by June 16 for its annual Spencer Award for Sustainable Agriculture. “You may apply for the...

Iowa State University Researchers to Study Monarch Butterfly Ecology to Support National Conservation Efforts

May 3rd, 2018
Monarch on a milkweed
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University scientists will advance the understanding of monarch butterfly ecology through a grant funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture...

$5 Million Gift from Land O’Lakes Foundation to Support Students, Faculty and Facilities at Iowa State University

May 1st, 2018
AMES, Iowa — The Land O’Lakes Foundation has made a $5 million commitment to Iowa State University that will improve the quality of an Iowa State...

Federal Investment in Agricultural Research Essential: Iowa State University Part of Effort Telling Stories of Discovery

April 18th, 2018
AMES, Iowa —A new effort to boost federal investment in agricultural research launched today in Washington, D.C., bringing together Iowa State University with 15 other public and private universities. The initiative,...

Iowa State Agriculture Honor Society Awards Alumni, Faculty and Students

April 16th, 2018
AMES, Iowa - Gamma Sigma Delta, the Iowa Chapter of the Honor Society of Agriculture, presented awards to Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni, faculty and students on April 13. Mission Awards were presented to...

Iowa State University Nematologist Urges Farmers to Refocus on Soybean Cyst Nematodes

April 16th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Farmers preparing for spring planting would do well to renew their commitment to managing soybean cyst nematodes, according to an Iowa State University plant pathologist. “I’m doing everything I can to convince farmers that we are...

Iowa State University Report Shows Future Promise for Cedar Rapids’ Processing Industries

March 29th, 2018
Report cover
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University, in cooperation with the City of Cedar Rapids, has released a report identifying new, emerging technologies that could...

Retired Iowa State Extension Agricultural Engineer Earns Iowa Master Farmer Exceptional Service Award

March 18th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Mark Hanna, a former extension agricultural engineer at Iowa State University, is the recipient of the 2018 Iowa Master Farmer Exceptional Service Award. The award, which is sponsored by Wallaces Farmer magazine, is presented to...

New Fungus Species Named in Honor of Iowa State University Scientists

March 16th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — An investigation into a bur oak blight in central Iowa has resulted in three Iowa State University scientists being immortalized through scientific names for the previously unknown disease-causing fungi. Thomas Harrington, a...

Iowa State University Researchers Awarded Grant to Study Pollinator Health

March 13th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — A Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research grant will fund a study including Iowa State University to examine possible impacts on pollinators from strips of prairie planted in crop fields. Lisa Schulte Moore, a professor in the...

Amy Asmus to Present Hertz Lecture at Iowa State University April 4

March 13th, 2018
Headshot of Amy Asmus
AMES, Iowa — Amy Asmus, vice president of the chemical supply company Asmus Farm Supply, will present the 2018 Carl and Marjory Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture April 4 at Iowa State University. Asmus will present, “What Is...

Iowa Sets Goal for Monarch Conservation

March 12th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium has set a goal of acres devoted to monarch butterfly habitat in the state by 2038. “The consortium has worked collaboratively with diverse stakeholders to develop a comprehensive plan to...

Iowa State University Study Finds Return on Investment a Stumbling Block for Widespread Adoption of Cover Crops

March 12th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Despite farmers’ positive perceptions about cover crops and the availability of cost-share programs to incentivize their use, an Iowa State University study shows the return on investment may be the biggest hurdle to overcome for...

Iowa State University Research Finds Wind Farms Positively Impact Crops

March 5th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University researchers have found that wind turbines located in agricultural fields are a plus for the crops growing around them. The overall effects on crops growing in wind farms appear to be positive said Gene Takle,...

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

March 2nd, 2018
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will present awards to faculty and staff on March 8. The award winners include: Andy VanLoocke will receive the Early Achievement in Teaching Award. VanLoocke has been...

Iowa State University Alumni Relations Director Honored by National Women in Agriculture Organization

February 19th, 2018
Melea Reicks Licht (left) is presented the 2018 Spirit of Ruth Award by Kim Stassen, vice president of Sigma Alpha National Sorority Board.
AMES, Iowa -- The director of alumni relations for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University received a national award Feb. 17 from Sigma Alpha, the professional agricultural sorority. The Sigma Alpha National...

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

February 14th, 2018
AMES, Iowa —Jacob Hunter, of Davenport, has been named the 2018 Emerging Iowa Leader by the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Hunter is the agricultural educator and FFA adviser at North Scott High School in...

Farmers for America Screening and Young Farmer Panel Feb. 20 at Iowa State University

February 13th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — A public screening of the documentary, Farmers for America, and a young farmer panel discussion will be held on Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Iowa State University Alumni Center located at 429 Alumni Lane in Ames, Iowa. ...

Harrison County Project to Combat Weeds Resistant to Herbicides

February 13th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Harrison County is home to a new project focused on combating weed resistance as part of a statewide pest resistance management program led by Iowa State University. A team of local farmers, landowners, agronomists, crop advisers,...

Iowa State University Economists Outline Benefits of Reducing Nitrates

February 13th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — A study conducted by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University explores the potential economic benefits to drinking water, recreation and health through...

Summary Unveiled on 2017 Egg Research

February 5th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — The Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University has released its first year-in-review research report featuring 22 new, ongoing or completed research projects. The report provides brief...

Director Named for Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation at Iowa State University

February 2nd, 2018
AMES, Iowa - Kristine Tidgren has been named the director of the Iowa State University Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation. Tidgren joined the extension-focused center in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as a staff attorney in...

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