MEDIA ADVISORY: Agricultural Research Breakthroughs, 125th Anniversary of Experiment Station Featured in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Magazine

April 8th, 2014


AMES, Iowa – One hundred and twenty-five years of agricultural research breakthroughs by the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station are celebrated in the most recent issue of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni magazine.

STORIES features innovative technology, advances in plant and animal breeding and applied research looking to increase profitability and sustain the agriculture industry into the future.

The magazine also includes profiles of exceptional students, renowned faculty and outstanding alumni. All articles are available for publication.

Some of the stories included in the magazine:

  • Animal scientists improve genetics, nutrition and health through custom animal breeding.
  • Research on immune-deficient pigs offers insight to human disease.
  • Plant scientists and their colleagues address big data challenges in new era of agricultural research.
  • Natural resource and ecology researchers champion conservation while boosting agricultural productivity.
  • Experts in plant genomics unlock new possibilities for plants in each new generation.
  • Collaborations with scientists from several agricultural disciplines use statistics to uncover useful truths.
  • Scientists reflect on decades of research forecasting climate change and looks for ways agriculture can adapt.

View STORIES online or download a PDF at For high resolution photographs, a print copy of the magazine or more information about STORIES contact Melea Reicks Licht at (515) 294-8892 or



Melea Reicks Licht, Agriculture and Life Sciences Communications Service, (515) 294-8892,