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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...

Big Data for (Sm)all Farmers Workshop to be held in Ames Feb. 26-27

February 2nd, 2018
AMES, Iowa - An Iowa State University workshop will examine how Big Data can benefit agricultural producers Feb. 26-27 at the Scheman Center in Ames. The Big Data for (Sm)all Farmers Workshop was organized to inform farmers of small and medium...

Iowa State University Researchers Feature Latest Science on Damaging Nematodes

February 1st, 2018
AMES, Iowa - A tiny worm that causes billions of dollars in damage to crops like soybeans will be in the scientific spotlight this month thanks to an article written by two Iowa State University plant pathologists. The latest knowledge on how...

Search Launched for Next Dean of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

January 18th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has launched the search for the Endowed Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Director of the Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment Station...

Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day Set for Jan. 31 at Iowa State University

January 17th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — The spring semester Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day at Iowa State University has filled with organizations recruiting students on Jan. 31. The job fair is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Iowa State’s Memorial...

Iowa State Graduate Program to Launch First Seed Business Management Short Course February 5-9

January 11th, 2018
AMES, Iowa ‒ The Seed Technology and Business Graduate Program at Iowa State University will launch their first Seed Business Management short course February 5-9. The weeklong short course will focus on the business aspects of the seed industry...

Data from Five Year, Multi-university Sustainable Corn Project Available Online

January 10th, 2018
AMES, Iowa – Researchers who participated in the Sustainable Corn Coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP), which was led by Iowa State University, are providing access to five years of data from the multi-university, corn-based cropping systems...

Iowa State University Researchers Look for Avian Influenza in Small Birds and Rodents

January 2nd, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University research found no evidence that small wild birds and rodents were possible sources of the avian influenza virus that decimated Iowa poultry flocks in 2015. Jim Adelman, an assistant professor in...

Iowa State University Graduate Student Elected to Board to Advance Careers of Underrepresented Scientists

December 28th, 2017
AMES, Iowa – Daniela Flores is the first Iowa State University graduate student elected to serve on the board of directors for the Society for the Advancement of Chicano/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). The 44 year-old...

Iowa State University Updates Game That Helps Students Learn Land-use Concepts

December 18th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Students learning to balance agricultural production with environmental impacts have a new resource developed by Iowa State University. An online, educational game called People in Ecosystems Watershed Integration, also known as...

Iowa State University Animal Science Researcher Honored for Genetic Discoveries

December 12th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University animal geneticist was honored today for discoveries in swine genetics that have saved pork producers and processors money and increased meat quality for consumers. Max Rothschild, a C.F. Curtiss...

Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Annual Report Available

December 11th, 2017
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources today highlighted the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Annual Progress Report that is now available at...

Iowa State University Agronomist Receives New Innovator Award from Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

December 6th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Improved crop yield predictions are expected from Iowa State University research generated by a Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research New Innovator Award grant announced...

Interim Senior Associate Dean Named for Iowa State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

November 20th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Ruth MacDonald has been named the interim senior associate dean and associate director of the Experiment Station of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University....

Iowa State University Faculty Presented 2017 Board on Human Sciences Awards

November 13th, 2017
AMES, Iowa – Two food science and human nutrition faculty members at Iowa State University were presented awards from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Board on Human Sciences, Inc....

Iowa State University Horticulture Professor Receives National USDA Teaching Award

November 12th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Ann Marie VanDerZanden, Iowa State University associate provost for academic programs, has been awarded the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Excellence in College and University Teaching Award for Food and Agricultural Sciences...

Superintendent Named at Iowa State University Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm

November 10th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Terry Tuttle has been appointed superintendent of the Iowa State University Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm near Sutherland....

Colletti Named Interim Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University

November 7th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Joe Colletti, senior associate dean in Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and associate director of the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station, has been named the college’s interim dean,...

New Report Highlights Food and Ag Science Breakthroughs at Iowa State University and 10 Other Universities

November 2nd, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University and 10 other prominent research institutions have joined with the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation in urging increased federal support of food...

Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Awards Annual Scholarships

November 1st, 2017
AMES, Iowa – The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University has awarded more than 2,250 scholarships to students for this academic year. The college and its departments award more than $3 million in scholarships each year...

Leopold Center at Iowa State University Schedules Nov. 15 Listening Session

November 1st, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Calmar, in northeast Iowa, will be the site of the last listening session to help guide the future of Iowa State University’s Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. The listening...

ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni Honored

October 31st, 2017
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 Honors and...

Panel at Iowa State University to Discuss Bringing Technology to the Marketplace

October 26th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A panel of Iowa entrepreneurs will share their stories about bringing technology to the marketplace at the Iowa State University Center for Crops Utilization Research and BioCentury Research Farm Nov. 8 affiliates meeting. The...

Bühler Establishes Lecturer in Feed Technology Position at Iowa State University

October 26th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A gift from Bühler Inc. has established the Bühler Lecturer in Feed Technology position at Iowa State University. After a national search, the inaugural holder of the Bühler Lecturer will be Sam Cook, who has been working since 2016...

Annual Drainage Research Forum at Iowa State University to Focus on Water Quality Monitoring, Nutrient Loss Reductions

October 24th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The 17th annual Drainage Research Forum will provide results and updates on drainage research and farm projects on Nov. 15 at the Iowa State University Alumni Center. “The Drainage...

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