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Lanningham-Foster named chair of Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

June 23rd, 2022
Lorraine Lanningham-Foster
AMES, Iowa – Lorraine Lanningham-Foster has been named chair of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University, effective July 1, 2022. She has been serving as the...

Hargrove named chair of Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

June 22nd, 2022
Mark Hargrove
AMES, Iowa – Mark Hargrove has been named chair of the Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of...

Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University releases updated egg cost study

June 21st, 2022
Semis on highway with text, New Report Released: Processing, Cartoning & Transporting Costs Updated
AMES, Iowa — The Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University has released an updated study to provide the U.S. egg industry with important post-production cost information. The study helps egg farmers compare industry costs with their own...

Clark reappointed as interim chair of the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology

June 20th, 2022
Lynn Clark
AMES, Iowa - Lynn Clark has been reappointed interim chair of the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology, which is co-administered by Iowa State University’s College of Liberal Arts and...

Bouffard reappointed chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

June 20th, 2022
Leana Bouffard
AMES, Iowa - Leana Bouffard has been reappointed chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at...

Taste Iowa State honey flavored with prairie at Pollinator Fest, June 25

June 20th, 2022
Two jars of golden honey with ISU labels, one with a special prairie strips tag
AMES, Iowa — Visitors to Pollinator Fest, Saturday, June 25, at Reiman Gardens in Ames, can taste test the newest sweet treats from Iowa State University – Iowa State-produced honey and its alter ego, Prairie STRIPS honey. Their unique flavors...

Leopold Center extends time for Spencer Award nominations through July 5

June 20th, 2022
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture logo
AMES, Iowa — The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture has extended the request for nominations for the 2022 the Spencer Award through July 5, 2022. The purpose of the Spencer Award is to recognize significant contributions to the...

First batches of Iowa State grown and produced wine a success

June 16th, 2022
Three bottles of Iowa State University-produced wine
AMES, Iowa – The Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute at Iowa State University has been instrumental in advancing the quality of wine produced across Iowa and surrounding states. A newly renovated space has allowed the program to produce...

New grants awarded in Agricultural Genome-to-Phenome research

June 2nd, 2022
Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative
Ames, IA — The Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative has awarded nine grants to 27 institutions in the third and final round of project seed grant competition. The Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative, a three-year...

Scholarship honors legacy of distinguished Iowa State University professor Dr. Neil E. Harl

June 1st, 2022
AMES, Iowa – The family of Dr. Neil E. Harl has provided a gift commitment of $2 million to help establish the endowed Dr. Neil E. Harl Opportunity Scholarship, which will provide support for students who wish to attend the College of Agriculture...

Animal scientist receives award for excellence in applied research

June 1st, 2022
Kenneth Stalder, professor of animal science, Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa – Kenneth Stalder, professor of animal science, is the recipient of the 2022 Dean Lee R. Kolmer Award for Excellence in Applied Research from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.  Stalder is nationally and internationally...

Kinzenbaw gift provides support for research and student scholarships in agricultural and biosystems engineering

May 26th, 2022
AMES, Iowa – Through a generous gift from Jon E. and Marcia A. Kinzenbaw of Williamsburg, Iowa, the Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering has established support for students studying technical agriculture,...

Albaugh partners with Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University

May 26th, 2022
soybean seeds
AMES, Iowa — Albaugh, LLC has joined the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University as an industry partner. In this role, Albaugh provides financial support to the center, which will be leveraged with soybean checkoff funds from the...

Breeding transforms sorghum’s potential as biofuel of the future for northern latitudes

May 17th, 2022
Woman with dark hair in black top
AMES, Iowa - The biofuel of the future may well be sorghum-based, thanks to new inbred lines that are significantly more productive and cold-hardy than sorghum plants of the past. Maria Salas-Fernandez, associate professor of agronomy,...

Iowa State University dedicates Stanley L. Balloun Turkey Teaching and Research Facility

May 12th, 2022
Group of people standing behind a large ribbon about to be cut. The new turkey facility building is in the background.
Made possible through private gifts, the facility honors Iowa State professor and industry expert AMES, Iowa – On May 9, Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences dedicated the new Stanley L. Balloun Turkey Teaching and...

Leopold Center calls for Spencer Award nominations

May 11th, 2022
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture logo
AMES, Iowa — The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture is pleased to announce a request for nominations for the 2022 Spencer Award for Sustainable Agriculture, which honors deserving Iowans working for a more environmentally sound agriculture...

Helmers honored with Brent and Cindy Hart Professorship

May 9th, 2022
Man, woman and man standing in formal clothes.
AMES, Iowa — Matthew Helmers, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University and director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, has been named the inaugural...

Iowa State research using UV light produces safer, cleaner air that ‘smells like toothpaste’

May 5th, 2022
Breathing cleaner air has become more relevant than ever in the last few years. What if, along with cleaner air, it smelled fresh and minty, too? For Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and...

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni to receive highest honors

April 27th, 2022
Mark Erlander
Ames, IA – On Friday, April 29, the Iowa State University Alumni Association and Iowa State University Foundation will present the university’s highest awards during the Distinguished Awards Celebration. Awards presented include the Distinguished...

Gamma Sigma Delta distributes awards, initiates new members

April 22nd, 2022
Group of people standing and posing for a group photo in front of a railing
AMES, Iowa – Gamma Sigma Delta, the Iowa Beta Chapter of the Honor Society of Agriculture, held its annual award ceremony on April 21 in Dolezal Auditorium, Curtiss Hall. Iowa State University students, faculty and alumni were presented with...

Kimle lauded for entrepreneurial efforts at Iowa State

April 22nd, 2022
Kevin Kimle speaking into a microphone while holding an award
AMES, Iowa – He is considered a pioneer of entrepreneurship at Iowa State. Over the past decade, he has successfully grown an innovative program that prepares the next generation of agricultural entrepreneurs. Kevin Kimle, Rastetter Chair of...

Iowa State's agricultural programs maintain top 4% ranking

April 22nd, 2022
People gathered around research posters
AMES, Iowa – For the ninth year in a row, Iowa State University’s agricultural programs have been named to the top 4% worldwide among other agriculture and forestry institutions, according to the...

Research shows significant environmental benefits of local food production

April 22nd, 2022
Freshly harvested vegetables, including red cabbage and kale
AMES, Iowa – A new study examining a range of environmental impacts of vegetable production and distribution found local production offers significant benefits overall when compared to the large-scale methods that represent most of current...

Farm Credit Services of America gift establishes endowed chair in ag business at Iowa State University

April 20th, 2022
AMES, Iowa – A generous gift commitment from Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) has established the Ron and Lynn Deiter Endowed Chair for Sustaining Excellence in Agricultural Business at Iowa State University, honoring the work of...

Iowa State alumna, graduating senior named graduate research fellows

April 20th, 2022
Samantha Allbee
AMES, Iowa - Two students from Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have been accepted to the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. This program was...

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