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Iowa State University Joins 12 Public and Private Universities Calling for Increased Federal Investment in Agricultural Research in Response to Modern Challenges

June 13th, 2016
AMES, Iowa —Iowa State University is one of 13 prominent research institutions in the United States that joined the SoAR Foundation today in calling for a surge in federal support of food and agricultural science. Retaking the Field, the report...

Iowa State’s Maynard Hogberg Selected for Prestigious Livestock Industry Honor

June 6th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — One of the American livestock industry’s highest honors will be awarded to an Iowa State University emeritus professor and former animal science department chair. The 2016 Saddle and Sirloin...

Iowa State University Soil Judging Team Successful at National Competition

May 31st, 2016
AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State University Soil Judging Team placed second overall in the American Society of Agronomy National Collegiate Soils Contest at Kansas State University. During the competition in April students wrote detailed soil layer...

Iowa State University Hosts Meeting on Big Data in Agriculture

May 26th, 2016
AMES, Iowa – Collecting, analyzing and interpreting increasingly complex and large amounts of data has become an everyday occurrence in today’s world. The massive datasets being generated are commonly called Big Data. To manage big data, build...

Iowa State University Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative Helps Launch New Initiative to Foster Entrepreneurs at ISU Research Park

May 25th, 2016
AMES, Iowa – A new initiative at the Iowa State University Research Park will identify and fund innovative agricultural startups. The accelerator program, called the Ag Startup Engine, is part of a broader...

ISU Dairy Farm Open House June 10

May 20th, 2016
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Dairy Farm will celebrate dairy month with its eighth annual open house on June 10 from 6 - 11 a.m. at the ISU Dairy Farm, located south of Ames. The event is open to the public. Tours will be given every...

Gov. Branstad Tours INRC Projects, Emphasizes Partnership for Conservation Success

May 5th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Last week, Gov. Terry Branstad visited Iowa Nutrient Research Center (INRC) field sites at the Iowa State University Ag Engineering/Agronomy Research and Demonstration Farm to...

Iowa State Students Win Overall Prize at Judging Conference

May 4th, 2016
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University student teams won the overall sweepstakes award among four-year institutions at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Judging Conference April 14-16. The Sweepstakes Award was...

Awards Bestowed by Iowa State University Agricultural Honor Society

May 3rd, 2016
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Chapter of the Honor Society of Agriculture, known as Gamma Sigma Delta, presented awards April 21 to Iowa State University College of Agriculture and...

Animal Science Conference Continues Iowa State University Commitment to International Agriculture Education

April 26th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Seven Iowa State University animal science faculty will journey to Honduras in May to help educate producers, students and faculty about advances in the science and technology to improve...

Iowa State Economics Professor Presented Endowed Professorship

April 25th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa —An Iowa State University professor of economics has been named the inaugural recipient of the John F. Timmons Endowed Professorship in Environmental and Resource Economics. Quinn Weninger was...

Public-Private Partnership Strengthens Nutrient Reduction Strategy Measurement Progress

April 18th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is beginning a state-funded project in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research and Education Council (INREC) to explore how to measure Iowa farmers’ progress in reducing...

Iowa State University Test Results Provide Six-year Snapshot of Egg Safety

April 13th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Six years of Iowa State University testing show a dramatic decrease in the number of environmental samples taken from egg facilities that test positive for the Salmonella enteritidis bacterium causing human food poisoning. “The test...

Iowa State University Selected as Peace Corps Preparation Program Site

April 12th, 2016
AMES, Iowa – The Peace Corps has selected Iowa State University as a training site to help students from across campus prepare for service in other countries. The Peace Corps Prep Program is offered at 50 universities and colleges throughout the...

Howard Tyler Named ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Assistant Dean for Student Services

April 7th, 2016
AMES, Iowa – Howard Tyler, an animal science professor, has been named the assistant dean for student services for the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Tyler will begin serving as assistant dean on June 1. For the...

Agricultural Journalists Honored by Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

March 31st, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University has honored three Wallaces Farmer journalists for their decades of informing Iowa’s farmers. Wendy Wintersteen, endowed dean of the college, presented...

Iowa State University’s Agriculture and Forestry Programs Ranked Among Top in the World

March 22nd, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s agricultural programs have been ranked among the world’s best by a British organization. For the fourth straight year, Iowa State was ranked in the top 10 for programs in agriculture and forestry by the QS...

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
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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
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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
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 ...