ISU College of Agriculture Seeks Comments Nov. 20 on Future Research Priorities

November 10th, 2003

AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is seeking comments on future directions of its agricultural research program and related extension activities at an ICN meeting Thursday, Nov. 20.

The ICN meeting will begin at 7 p.m., hosted by Catherine Woteki, dean of ISU's College of Agriculture.

"The discussion will focus on how the College of Agriculture can better serve the state of Iowa through its research and related extension programs," said Woteki. "We want to hear from Iowans about their priorities for future research, and whether resources are adequately aligned to respond to the needs of Iowans."

Feedback from the meeting will help determine future directions for the work of the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station, a 115-year-old program that conducts research primarily in agriculture but also in family and consumer sciences, veterinary medicine and engineering. Dean Woteki is director of the Experiment Station.

Woteki will present information on Experiment Station programs and resources, and examples of how research and extension has impacted Iowans.

The 20 ICN sites will be:

Ames: ISU campus, N147 Lagomarcino

Algona: Iowa Lakes Community College, Rm 13

Calmar: South Winneshiek High School, Rm 17

Cedar Rapids: Kirkwood Community College-5, Washington Hall, Rm 104

Chariton: Chariton High School, Rm 116

Charles City: Charles City High School, Rm 111

Clarinda: Iowa Western Community College-2, Rm 313

Clear Lake: Clear Lake High School, ICN Classroom

Creston: Southwestern Community College-3, Rm 207

Davenport: Mount Joy Army Aviation Support Facility

Dyersville: Beckman High School

Estherville: Estherville High School, Rm E-1

Fort Dodge: Iowa Central Community College Campus Library, Rm 204

Lewis: Wallace Research Farm, ISU Extension Center

Logan: Logan-Magnolia Jr-Sr High School

Mount Pleasant: Mount Pleasant High School

Newton: DMACC Newton Campus-1, Rm 128

Orange City: Moc-Floyd Valley High School

Ottumwa: Indian Hills Community College Videoconferencing/Training Center

Storm Lake: Iowa Central Community College, Rm 16

Contacts: 

Catherine Woteki, Dean of Agriculture, (515) 294-2518

Brian Meyer, Agriculture Communications, (515) 294-5616