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Iowa State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Offers Scholarships to Governor's Charity Steer Show Exhibitors

August 26th, 2020
Photo of Dan Thomson (Animal Science), Dan Robison (CALS) and youth exhibitor Carson Suchan showing Suchan's steer
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Department of Animal Science partnered with the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association and Iowa Beef Industry Council to host the annual Governor’s Charity Steer Show at the...

Water Quality, Social Well-being Linkages Focus of Grant Opportunity

August 25th, 2020
AMES, Iowa – The Iowa Water Center and Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University will jointly fund research to explore the linkages between water quality and social well-being for Iowa communities. The research focus for this...

Iowa State Researchers Win Grant to Develop Plant Gene Editing Technique to Improve Switchgrass, Sorghum

August 25th, 2020
Field of switchgrass
AMES, Iowa – Conventional approaches to plant genome editing still require transformation techniques that present roadblocks for many crops. A new project supported by a two-year, $300,000 grant from the USDA Agriculture and Food Research...

AMVAC Partners with Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University

August 24th, 2020
AMES, Iowa — AMVAC Chemical Corporation has joined the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University as an industry partner. In this role, AMVAC provides financial support to the center and will have a representative...

Kevin Kimle Receives Ted Bair CYstarters Mentorship Award

August 21st, 2020
AMES, Iowa ­– Kevin Kimle, director of the Iowa State University Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative, received the Ted Bair...

Iowa State University Researchers Win Grant to Integrate Biological Models in Genomic Evaluation for Pig Growth

August 20th, 2020
Piglets laying together
AMES, Iowa - A research group led by Jack Dekkers, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University, has received a grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to further genetic improvement of...

Media Advisory: Iowa State University Agronomists and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture to Provide Ag-Related Storm Damage Update at 3:30 p.m.

August 12th, 2020
AMES, IA – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Agronomists Mark Licht and Meaghan Anderson will hold media availability at 3:30 p.m. today to provide an update...

Bees to provide honey, learning opportunities at Iowa State University's new apiary

July 28th, 2020
Male holding honeycomb covered with bees
Have you heard the buzz? Bees have taken up residence in Cyclone-colored hives at Iowa State University’s Horticulture Research Station north of Ames, where they will soon...

Iowa State University hosts online poultry internship program via the Midwest Poultry Consortium Center of Excellence

July 22nd, 2020
Robert T. and Arlene Hamilton Poultry and Research Teaching Farm building
AMES, Iowa - 2020 was a year of firsts for the Midwest Poultry Consortium’s Center of Excellence Scholarship and Internship Program - the first year it was hosted by Iowa State...

Researcher Selected for Lilly Award to Refine Novel Method for Finding RNA Drug Targets

July 20th, 2020
Modeled image of viral RNA generated by Moss Lab ScanFold method.
AMES, Iowa – A new research award from the Eli Lilly Research Award Program will fund a collaborative research project with Iowa State University scientists researching innovative methods for finding previously overlooked targets for drug...

Grant Supporting International Food Security Awarded to Iowa State University, Colorado State University

July 16th, 2020
Man at podium in front of banner with lettering
AMES, Iowa – Improving international food security is the focus of a grant awarded to researchers and educators working in plant breeding and genetic resources in Iowa State University’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and Colorado State...

Iowa State University Block and Bridle Club Receives National Awards

July 16th, 2020
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Block and Bridle Club received four national awards from the National Block and Bridle Club this year. The awards were to be presented in April at the 100th National Block and Bridle Convention in Ames....

Iowa State University Joins International APSIM Initiative

July 13th, 2020
AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State University Department of Agronomy is the first North American entity to join the Agricultural Production Systems sIMulator (APSIM) Initiative. The partnership converges advanced modeling technology from APSIM with...

CALS Students Selected as 2020 Cargill Global Scholars

July 7th, 2020
AMES, Iowa ­– Iowa State University students Rebecca Johnson and Lien Tran have been selected as 2020 Cargill Global Scholars. The prestigious Cargill Global Scholars Program is an international scholarship program that began in 2013 and offers...

Nutrient Reduction Strategy Annual Report Shows Record Conservation Engagement by Iowans

July 1st, 2020
Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy 2018-19 Annual Report Cover
DES MOINES, Iowa – The 2018-2019 Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (INRS) annual report was released today by Iowa State University, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship...

Economic Analysis Shows How ISU Soybean Trials Generate Value for Farmers

June 25th, 2020
AMES, Iowa – Field trials led by Iowa State University scientists saved farmers and seed companies millions of dollars by helping them select soybean varieties resistant to a major pest, according to a new economic analysis. The analysis was...

Legacy of Lifelong Pottawattamie County Resident to Provide Scholarships for Iowa State University Students in Agriculture and Life Sciences

June 25th, 2020
AMES, Iowa – An Iowa Century Farm donated by a lifelong Pottawattamie County resident, Barbara J. Green, to the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation in Council Bluffs, Iowa, will provide annual scholarships for students enrolled in the Iowa...

Merschman Seeds Partners with Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University

June 18th, 2020
Soybean plant
AMES, Iowa — Merschman Seeds, located in Westpoint, Iowa, has joined the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University as an industry partner. In this role, Merschman Seeds provides financial support to the center and will...

Lubing donates egg conveyor system to new poultry facility

June 16th, 2020
Lubing Systems, LP logo
AMES, Iowa - A state-of-the-art egg conveyor system smoothly and efficiently transports eggs at Iowa State University’s new poultry teaching and research farm. The system, gifted by Lubing Systems, LP, headquartered in Cleveland, Tenn., assures...

New grant will help scientists advance human immune model in pigs

May 29th, 2020
Four researchers standing inside specialized biocontainment facility
AMES, Iowa – The strict regulations that govern medical research with human subjects often slow down the study of the human immune system. So generations of researchers have used models of various designs to simulate human systems. Scientists at...

Long-Running Iowa State University Research Documents Wetlands’ Water Quality Benefit

May 27th, 2020
Speaker with microphone in front of a wetland with a number of people in the audience
AMES, Iowa – Fifteen years of wetlands research by Iowa State University – a study thought to be the largest and longest running project of its kind in the country – clarifies their performance as highly beneficial systems for reducing nitrogen...

New Iowa State Web Hub Offers Resources to Track COVID-19’s Economic Impacts

May 20th, 2020
AMES, Iowa – Tracking COVID-19’s economic impacts, especially in the state of Iowa, is now possible thanks to resources on a new web hub. The webpage “...

Iowa State University Agricultural Programs in Top 4% Worldwide for 2020

May 13th, 2020
Earlier this year it was announced Iowa State University’s agricultural programs rank in the top 4 percent worldwide among other agriculture and forestry institutions, according to the...

New Report Highlighting Value of Ag Innovation Features Iowa State University Research

May 7th, 2020
Cover of Innovation to Profit report
AMES, Iowa — A new national report on agricultural science, “Innovation to Profit: A Retaking the Field Publication, volume 5,” focuses on the importance of federally funded agricultural research to strengthen agriculture’s bottom line and...

Farmers, Landowners Help Advance Research by Iowa Nutrient Research Center

May 4th, 2020
Rob Stout speaking to field day group.
AMES, Iowa - The long-term success of water quality research often depends on private cooperators who work with scientists to fine-tune research questions and host field trials. “Farmers and landowners are important partners who help make it...