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How Iowa State University’s agricultural and biosystems engineering program achieved its No. 1 national ranking

October 21st, 2016
AMES, Iowa – High national rankings don’t just happen. U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 “Best Colleges” rankings have placed Iowa State University’s agricultural and biosystems engineering undergraduate program at No. 1 and graduate program...

Iowa State University Professors Named to Environmental Protection Agency Scientific Advisory Committee

October 20th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Two Iowa State University professors have been appointed to serve on the Agricultural Science Committee of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board. Catherine Kling, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of...

ISU Awarded $1.1 Million Grant For Food Safety Modernization Act Education

October 19th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa – The Food and Drug Administration has announced a $1.1 million grant to Iowa State University in an effort to help Iowa fruit and vegetable growers and processors comply with new federal regulations. Iowa State University Extension...

First recipients of scholarship honoring food security advocate David Lambert named at Borlaug Dialogue Symposium

October 13th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University sophomore and junior studying global hunger issues are the first recipients of a new endowed scholarship honoring global food security advocate David Lambert. Katelyn Fritz from Pleasant Hill and Michelle...

Iowa State University-led Program Awarded Top Honors by USDA

October 6th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Lois Wright Morton, an Iowa State University sociology professor, today accepted the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Partnership Award on behalf of...

Iowa State University Agricultural and Life Sciences Career Day Oct. 11

September 28th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Organizers for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Fall Career Day, at Iowa State University on Oct. 11, expect a strong turnout of employers recruiting...

Harvest-related Publications Included in Food Safety Series Available from Iowa State University

September 23rd, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — A series of training materials related to grain-handling and processing has been developed by the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative at Iowa State University and partners. The...

ISU Student Awarded George Washington Carver Spirit of Innovation and Service Award

September 22nd, 2016
AMES, Iowa – A student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University was presented the inaugural George Washington Carver Spirit of Innovation and Service Award on Sept. 20 in St. Louis. Estefany Argueta, a senior...

Executive Vice President of DuPont to Present Leadership Lecture at Iowa State University Oct. 5

September 15th, 2016
AMES, Iowa – The Executive Vice President of DuPont, Jim Collins, will present the 2016 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Oct. 5 at Iowa State University. He will present, “Growth Comes When You Least Expect It” at 7 p.m. in the Richard...

Scholarships Awarded by Iowa State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Exceed $3 Million

September 13th, 2016
AMES, Iowa — Scholarship funds awarded annually by the Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have topped $3 million. The college awarded 2,300 scholarships to students for...

Fifth Year of Record Enrollment at Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

September 13th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — For the fifth consecutive year, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University has set an enrollment record. The college’s fall-semester enrollment is 5,395, including both undergraduate and graduate students...

Iowa State University Professors Honored for Applied Research Accomplishments

September 9th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented awards to two professors for applying research findings to benefit Iowans. The Dean Lee R. Kolmer Award for Excellence in Applied Research was presented to...

Ticket Sales Start Sept. 8 for Fourth Annual Iowa State Bacon Expo

September 1st, 2016
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University students will host the fourth annual Bacon Expo Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center in Ames. Bacon Expo is a family friendly event that drew more than 1,200 attendees...

Wanted: Farmers to test online Iowa State University conservation cost tool

August 23rd, 2016
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University researchers are seeking feedback from Iowa farmers willing to test an early online version of a tool to better understand the costs of implementing nutrient management and soil conservation practices. The...

ISU Northeast Research Farm to Celebrate 40th Anniversary on Aug. 26

August 16th, 2016
NASHUA, Iowa – The Iowa State University Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Aug. 26 at its annual fall field day. The 260-acre farm was purchased in 1976 by the Northeast Iowa Agricultural...

Stopping the Spread of Palmer Amaranth, an Aggressive, Competitive Weed

August 15th, 2016
AMES, Iowa — Palmer amaranth is an invasive weed that is native to the southwestern United States. Over the last three years, however, the weed has made its way into Iowa and has been identified in at least nine counties, most recently in Madison...

Bug Dishes to be Cooked at Iowa State University Insect Zoo’s Bug Village

August 11th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — A chef who cooks with insects will be featured at the Iowa State University Insect Zoo’s Bug Village Aug. 27. David George...

Iowa State University Agronomist Hired to Create Cropping Systems Management Program

August 11th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — A 15-year veteran of helping Iowa farmers improve their cropping practices has joined Iowa State University’s agronomy faculty. On Aug. 1, Mark Licht began his new role as an assistant professor in the...

Portraits in Courage, Leadership and Achievement Featured by ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at State Fair

August 9th, 2016
AMES, Iowa — A woman who lived through the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. An esteemed state and national dairy industry leader. The writer and performer of a one-man play on George Washington Carver. These three Iowans —...

New Leadership at Iowa State University Research Farm

August 8th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy Research and Demonstration Farm near Boone has new...

Iowa State Weed Science Team Wins First Place in Regional Contest

August 4th, 2016
AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State University Weed Science Team placed first in a regional competition held at Purdue University July 27-28. The North Central Weed Science Society Collegiate Weed Science Contest included 16 graduate and nine...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Leadership Featured in Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Magazine

August 4th, 2016
AMES, Iowa – Growing leaders is the focus of the recent issue of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni magazine. This issue of STORIES features several young leaders making a difference in the college...

Superintendent Named for Iowa State University Research Farms in Southwest Iowa

July 7th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — The research farms Iowa State University operates in southwest Iowa have a new leader. Dallas Maxwell has been named superintendent of the...

Agricultural Educator Named Chair of Iowa State University Department

June 23rd, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Mike Retallick, a professor in the Department of Agricultural Education and Studies at Iowa State University, has been named its department chair. Retallick’s appointment is effective July...

Iowa Swine Day at Iowa State University Early Registration Closes June 17

June 14th, 2016
AMES, Iowa — The fifth annual Iowa Swine Day on June 30 at Iowa State University will feature experts on pork industry topics including antibiotic use, water quality, risk...