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Scholarship honoring food security advocate David Lambert presented to Iowa State student

October 19th, 2017
AMES, Iowa ­­– An Iowa State University sophomore studying agronomy and global resource systems is the 2017 recipient of an endowed scholarship honoring global food security advocate David Lambert. Emily Hugen from Monroe, Iowa, received the...

Iowa State Hires New Agricultural Communications Assistant Professor

October 12th, 2017
AMES, Iowa – A new assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Education and Studies at Iowa State University will help address the department’s growth in agricultural communications.  Shuyang Qu will teach agricultural communication...

Iowa State University STRIPS Team Assesses Tile Systems Under Prairies

October 10th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University research project has found that prairies, known for an abundance of deep roots, don’t interfere with tile systems running under them. Perforated tile are buried under cropland to remove excess water...

Iowa State University Agronomy Professor Honored as Global Professor of Biotechnology

October 9th, 2017
AMES, Iowa —Iowa State University is honoring an agronomy professor with the title of Global Professorship in Biotechnology. Kan Wang was presented with the professorship at a medallion ceremony Oct. 6...

Iowa State University Professor Honored with an Award of Distinction at UC Davis

October 9th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Max Rothschild, a distinguished professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University, was presented an Award of Distinction Oct. 6 from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of...

Iowa State Students Host Fifth Annual Bacon Expo Oct. 7

September 29th, 2017
AMES, IA – Iowa State University students will host the fifth annual Bacon Expo on Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center. The event offers participants a chance to sample creative bacon treats such as...

Iowa State University to Host Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day Oct. 17

September 28th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — There is plenty of interest in recruiting at Iowa State University’s Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day despite the downturn in the agriculture sector, said the organizer of the annual job fair. “Visiting with several of my...

For Half a Century, Soybean Performance Tests Have Helped Farmers Make Decisions

September 25th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Crop Improvement Association, an Iowa State University affiliated nonprofit, is marking the 50th anniversary of its...

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

September 24th, 2017
AMES, Iowa – A student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University was presented the George Washington Carver Spirit of Innovation and Service Award on Sept. 21 in Ankeny. Valeria Cano Camacho, a junior majoring in...

Iowa State University Professor Receives Global Academic Leadership Award

September 22nd, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The director of Iowa State University’s Seed Science Center was recently honored by the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture. Manjit Misra, who also is a professor of agricultural and...

Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University Funds Water Quality Projects

September 20th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University has funded 11 new projects related to water quality. Researchers from Iowa State and the University of Iowa will...

Joe Kerns to Present Leadership Lecture at Iowa State University Oct. 5

September 14th, 2017
AMES, Iowa – Joe Kerns, risk management consultant and president of Kerns and Associates, will present the 2017 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Oct. 5 at Iowa State University. He will present, “Suddenly, suddenly, then all of a...

Leopold Center at Iowa State University Schedules Listening Sessions

September 13th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Two more listening sessions will gather input on the future of Iowa State University’s Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture this month. The listening sessions are free and open to...

Two Iowa State University Professors Receive Kolmer Applied Research Award

September 13th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented applied research awards on Sept. 12 to two professors. Matt Helmers, an agricultural and biosystems engineering professor who holds the Dean’s Professorship...

Mike Weber Named Iowa State University Harmon Family Professor in Forestry

September 13th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Mike Weber has been named the Harmon Family Professor in Forestry in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Iowa State University. Weber, a natural resource ecology and management assistant professor, was...

Iowa State University Research Uses Light to Neutralize Livestock Odors

September 12th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University researchers have literally, and figuratively, shed new light on the odor problems arising from livestock facilities. Jacek Koziel, an associate professor of agricultural and...

$14 Million Committed by Kent Corporation, Iowa Corn Promotion Board and Sukup Manufacturing Co. for Iowa State’s Feed Mill and Grain Science Project

September 8th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Kent Corporation is committing $8 million, the Iowa Corn Promotion Board $4 million and Sukup Manufacturing Co. $2 million in support of a new Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences educational and research...

Iowa State University Extension Releases Publications About Prairie Strips Conservation Practice

September 7th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A series of publications includes everything farmers and landowners need to know about a conservation practice developed by Iowa State University scientists that has proven environmental benefits. The...

Iowa State University Names Frevert Ag 450 Endowed Fellow

September 6th, 2017
AMES, Iowa – Rob Frutchey, Iowa State University agricultural education and studies lecturer, has been named the James and Clare Frevert Ag 450 Fellow.   The fellowship provides support to the Iowa State Ag 450 Farm, which is the only student...

Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

September 1st, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The 50th anniversary of Iowa State University’s Horticulture Research Station will be celebrated Sept. 16 at the farm near here. The public is invited...

Underwood Family Makes Million Dollar Gift to Iowa State’s Agricultural Business, Entrepreneurship Programs

August 30th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The Underwood Family Foundation of Ames has made a $1 million gift to support the agricultural business and agricultural entrepreneurship programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences...

Iowa State University Field Day Aug. 24 to Focus on New Crop Forecasting Project

August 9th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University project to forecast and evaluate real-time soil and crop conditions in specific fields will be the subject of a field day Aug. 24 at the...

Iowa State University Research Farm Field Day to Highlight Crop Markets and Pest Management

August 7th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua will host a field day Aug. 25 with information for the...

Iowa State University Field Day to Highlight Sustainable, Organic Research and Practices Aug. 22

August 3rd, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s Organic Agriculture Program will sponsor a field day devoted to organic research and production practices Aug. 22 at the...

First Listening Session on Future of Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Aug. 9 in Ames

August 2nd, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A listening session to gather input on the future of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture will be held Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Iowa State University. The session, which is open to...

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