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Roger Underwood to Present Hertz Lecture at Iowa State University April 7

March 22nd, 2016
AMES, Iowa – Roger Underwood, entrepreneur and co-founder of crop-technology company Becker Underwood Inc., will present the 2016 Carl and Marjory Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture April 7 at Iowa State University. Underwood, known...

Iowa State University Researchers Gain Understanding of the Winter Rye-Cover Crops Yield Problem

March 14th, 2016
Alison Robertson portrait
AMES, Iowa — Cover crops offer a valuable tool for farmers to reduce nutrient loss and help ensure clean water in Iowa waterways. But some farmers have reported that planting winter rye as a cover crop may reduce corn yield. A team of...

Iowa Soybean Association Funds More Than $2 Million in Research at Iowa State University This Year

March 7th, 2016
Singh in field
AMES, Iowa — A study seeking to develop soybean “disease signatures,” detected with devices such as unmanned aerial vehicles, to help alert farmers of crop stress is one of 19 research projects funded this year at Iowa State University by the...

New Monarch Numbers Encouraging, But Sustained Conservation Efforts Must Continue in Iowa

February 29th, 2016
Monarchs
AMES, Iowa — Although the number of monarch butterflies overwintering in Mexico has sharply rebounded, leaders of the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium, say that sustained efforts of Iowa crop and...

Interim Chair Named for Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

February 15th, 2016
AMES, Iowa — A professor in the Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology at Iowa State University has been named interim chair of the department. Kristen Johansen begins her new duties Feb. 15. She succeeds Guru...

Iowa State University Research Finds Genetic Basis for Resistance to Sudden Death Syndrome in Soybeans

February 11th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University agronomy and plant pathology researchers have narrowed the search for genes that help soybeans resist sudden death syndrome, a costly disease, pointing the way for crop breeders to develop more resilient and...

Iowa State's Wintersteen Honored by Iowa's Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

February 11th, 2016
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers has presented its Distinguished Service to Iowa Agriculture Award to the dean of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Wendy...

Lifelong Interest in Birds Sparks Career of Iowa State University Poultry Science Professor

February 10th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — A new poultry nutritionist at Iowa State University traces her passion for birds to a contest she entered when she was in elementary school. Elizabeth Bobeck, who recently started as an assistant professor in the ...

Lauver Honored as Emerging Iowa Leader by Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

February 8th, 2016
AMES, Iowa – Andrew Lauver, of Lake City, has been named the 2016 Emerging Iowa Leader by the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Lauver is a seed sales and service professional with DuPont Pioneer. He received a...

ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Faculty and Staff Awards Announced

February 3rd, 2016
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences announced its faculty and staff award winners for 2015. The award recipients include: The Early Achievement in Teaching Award was awarded to Tom Paulsen, an...

Winter Storm Postpones Iowa State University Agriculture and Life Sciences Job Fair Until Thursday, Feb. 4

February 1st, 2016
AMES, Iowa — The forecast of a winter storm for most of Iowa has forced the postponement of the Iowa State University Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day until Thursday, Feb. 4. The career fair was originally scheduled for Wednesday, with...

Iowa State University Alum Named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by American Farm Bureau Federation

January 25th, 2016
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University alumnus Ryan Augustine was recently awarded the Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year award for his startup business, AccuGrain. AccuGrain competed against three national...

Corn Project Findings and Recommendations to be Presented for Farmers and Farm Advisers

January 25th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Researchers with the Climate and Corn-based Cropping Systems Coordinated Agricultural Project have documented 130 findings, some of which will be explored during a Feb. 11 webinar, open to the public through Iowa State University....

Iowa State University Research Helps Find Root Development Key

January 25th, 2016
AMES, Iowa — Plant scientists better understand the mechanisms governing root development — opening the door to improving crop productivity — through work done at Iowa State University. Guru Rao, professor of biochemistry, biophysics and...

New Organizations to Recruit at Iowa State University Agriculture and Life Sciences Job Fair

January 21st, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — The spring version of Iowa State University’s agriculture and life sciences job fair Feb. 3 has attracted a group of new employers recruiting students. “What is most exciting is that 20 percent of the organizations scheduled to...

Iowa State University Beginning Farmer Center Seminar to Present Play About Farmland Transfer

January 12th, 2016
AMES, Iowa – “Map of My Kingdom,” a play about land transition, will be presented by Iowa Public Radio and performed as part of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Beginning Farmer Center “Returning to the Farm” seminar on Jan. 29 at...

Ag Business Student to Participate in National Ag Forum

January 4th, 2016
Trey Forsyth, a junior in agricultural business, is one of six students from throughout the United States invited to attend the 2016 Farm Foundation Cultivator forum in Tucson, Arizona from Jan. 6-8. The annual winter roundtable meeting is an...

Iowa Nutrient Research Center Funds Third Year of Water Quality-related Projects

December 10th, 2015
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University has funded 11 new projects related to water quality. Researchers from Iowa State, the University of Iowa and the...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Protecting Soil and Water Featured in Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Magazine

December 10th, 2015
AMES, Iowa – Research and extension on soil and water are featured in the most recent issue of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni magazine. STORIES details science-based information on nitrate and...

Award-winning ISU Agricultural Business Club Receives Endowment

December 4th, 2015
Donation check for Deiter endowment
AMES, Iowa — A $100,000 gift to Iowa State University from Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) will establish the Ron Deiter ISU Agricultural Business Club Endowment. The endowment will help ensure the continued success of the award-...

ISU Professor Mike Retallick Named National Teacher Mentor

December 1st, 2015
AMES, Iowa — Mike Retallick, Iowa State University professor, is one of six individuals nationwide to receive the National Association of Agricultural Educators Teacher Mentor Award. Retallick, an associate professor in agricultural education...

Iowa State Students, Retirees, Faculty and Staff Pitch In to Feed Ames-area Residents

November 25th, 2015
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AMES, Iowa — Solving the parallel problems of hunger and food waste in Story County has become the avocation of hundreds of current and past Iowa State University faculty, staff and students. “I’m struck by the network of people out of the...

Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Awards Annual Scholarships

November 19th, 2015
AMES, Iowa – The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University has awarded more than 1,500 scholarships to students for the 2015-16 academic year. The college and its departments award more than $2 million in scholarships...

Alternate Uses of Soybeans Topic of Speech at Iowa State University

November 18th, 2015
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AMES, Iowa — A chemical engineer who specializes in the commercialization of bio-based products will speak about industrial uses of soybeans Dec. 1 at Iowa State University. Lee Walko, bio-based business development manager at Omni Tech...

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alums Honored

November 6th, 2015
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Iowa State University Alumni Association presented awards at the annual Honors and Awards Ceremony...

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