Iowa State University Professor Honored for Research Accomplishments

September 11th, 2013

AMES, Iowa — Mark Honeyman, an Iowa State University professor of animal science and agricultural education and studies, has been presented a research award by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

The Dean Lee R. Kolmer Award for Excellence in Applied Research was presented to Honeyman Sept. 10 at the college’s fall convocation. The award honors faculty or staff who have made significant contributions to improving the welfare of people of Iowa through their applied research.

Honeyman was recognized for creating and leading a research and demonstration program on alternative swine and beef cattle production systems for Iowa, and his work as coordinator of the Iowa State Research and Demonstration Farms. Since 1985, he has led the advancement of Iowa’s research farm network of 12 sites with staff that supports 500 projects, 150 project leaders and hosts 15,000 visitors annually.

He is an ISU alumnus, who earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in animal science in 1977, 1983 and 1989. Honeyman conducts livestock research, teaches courses in animal science and serves as an administrator for college units and organizations affiliated with the college.

Honeyman serves as associate director of Iowa State’s BioCentury Research Farm, executive director of the ISU Agricultural Endowment and the executive director of the nonprofit Committee for Agricultural Development. 


Mark Honeyman, Animal Science, (515) 294-4621,
Ed Adcock, Agriculture and Life Sciences Communications Service, (515) 294-2314,