News Releases

Research Team to Survey Farmers About Herbicide Resistant Weeds

November 4th, 2015
Mike Owen portrait
AMES, Iowa — A team of weed scientists, economists and sociologists led by Mike Owen, an Iowa State University agronomy professor, is working to develop effective approaches to address an increase in...

Jason Ross to Lead Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University

October 21st, 2015
Ross portrait
AMES, Iowa — Jason Ross, Lloyd L. Anderson Professor in Physiology and an associate professor of animal science at Iowa State University, has been appointed as the director of the...

Collaborations Mark Monarch Conservation Consortium’s Beginning

October 12th, 2015
Surveying for monarchs
AMES, Iowa — Collaborations marked efforts to increase the number of monarch butterflies as the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium got underway this year. The consortium was created in March by farmer, rancher and conservation organizations,...

Iowa State Bacon Expo Supports Wounded Warrior Project and Puppy Jake Foundation

October 6th, 2015
AMES, Iowa – The 2015 Iowa State Bacon Expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center, south of the Iowa State University campus. Bacon Expo is the only student-run bacon festival...

Iowa State University Distinguished Professor Receives Pomerantz Award

October 2nd, 2015
Donald Beitz portrait
AMES, Iowa — Donald Beitz, an Iowa State University Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture, has been awarded the Marvin A. Pomerantz Award for his accomplishments in teaching and research. Beitz teaches several courses in...

Iowa State University Agricultural and Life Sciences Job Fair Set for Oct. 20

September 30th, 2015
Mike Gaul portrait
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is on its way to last year’s record number of employers recruiting at Agriculture and Life Sciences Fall Career Day on Oct. 20. The largest agricultural job fair of its kind is open to students, alumni and the...

Food Scientist to Lead Iowa State University Research Centers

September 23rd, 2015
Keener portrait
AMES, Iowa — The new director of the Center for Crops Utilization Research and the BioCentury Research Farm at Iowa State University will be...

Kolmer Applied Research Award Presented to Two ISU Professors

September 22nd, 2015
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented applied research awards Sept. 22 to two professors. Mahdi Al-Kaisi, an agronomy professor, and Jim Dickson, an animal science professor, received the Dean...

New Liaison To Connect Iowa State University Research with Cedar Rapids’ Processing Companies

September 18th, 2015
David Freeman portrait
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has hired a food scientist to lead a new collaboration with Cedar Rapids and its agricultural, food and bioprocessing companies. David Freeman is a graduate of the food technology program at Iowa State and has...

Roasterie Coffee Founder to Present Leadership Lecture at Iowa State University Oct. 7

September 11th, 2015
AMES, Iowa – The owner and founder of The Roasterie Coffee, Inc., Danny O'Neill, will present the 2015 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Oct. 7 at Iowa State University. He will present, “How Baling Hay Prepared Me to Become the Coffee...

Bayer CropScience Pledges Support to the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University

September 8th, 2015
AMES, Iowa — Bayer CropScience has become an industry partner of the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University. “We’re grateful to Bayer CropScience for pledging its financial support...

USDA Reports Open Door to Lower Corn and Soybean Prices, Iowa State Economist Says

September 2nd, 2015
Chad Hart photo
AMES, Iowa — The first field-based estimates of the 2015 corn and soybean crops from the U.S. Department of Agriculture were not what the grain markets expected bringing the potential of lower prices, according to an Iowa State University...

Avian Influenza Impacts Fall Classes and Research at Iowa State University

August 21st, 2015
AMES, Iowa — This fall semester nearly 500 Iowa State University students will be affected by the cancellation of classes at the university’s poultry teaching and research farm due to the threat of a resurgence of avian influenza. The...

ISU to Co-host International Conference on Swine Feed Efficiency

August 18th, 2015
John Patience portrait
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University and Kansas State University will host an International Conference on Feed Efficiency in Swine in Omaha Oct. 21 and 22. The conference will deliver the results of the multidisciplinary Feed Efficiency in Swine...

New Manager Joins Iowa State University Western Research Farm

August 17th, 2015
Beedle portrait
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Western Research and Demonstration Farm recently hired a new manager after the retirement of its previous manager. Chris Beedle, who graduated from Iowa State with a bachelor’s degree in animal science, was...

Iowa State University Research Farm Late-summer Field Days Focus on Crop Conditions

August 12th, 2015
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms late-summer field days will cover crop issues heading into harvest. Anyone is welcome to attend Iowa State field days, which take place...

Iowa State University Field Day to Cover Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Agriculture

August 10th, 2015
Field UAV research
AMES, Iowa — The agricultural use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or UAVs, will be the subject of an Aug. 27 field day at the Iowa State University Agricultural Engineering and Agronomy Research Farms. “Aerial imagery, including that from UAVs, has...

Iowa State University Workshop Engages Instructors to Teach about Energy and Agriculture

August 7th, 2015
AMES, Iowa –Teachers from across the U.S. learned about agriculture and renewable energy in a workshop at Iowa State University on July 7-10. “The production and use of energy is one of the most rapidly changing areas of technology, and it can...

New Staff Join Iowa State University Northern Research Farm

August 6th, 2015
Schnabel portrait
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Northern Research and Demonstration Farm has a new manager and a new staff member. Matt Schnabel has been named...

Iowa State University Ag Business Club Wins 11th AAEA Outstanding Club Award

August 4th, 2015
AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State University Ag Business Club brought back both the Outstanding Club and Creative Club Awards from a national competition. The SS-AAEA or the Student Section of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association has...

Iowa State University Professor Honored by American Phytopathological Society

August 3rd, 2015
Baum portrait
AMES, Iowa — The American Phytopathological Society has presented a prestigious research award to Iowa State University plant pathology professor Thomas Baum. Baum was honored Aug. 1 with the Noel T. Keen Award for Research Excellence in...

Soybean Cyst Nematodes Overcoming Common Management Tool

July 27th, 2015
AMES, Iowa — A common tool used to manage a destructive soybean pest is losing its effectiveness, an Iowa State University plant pathologist warned. “I have observed a slow but steady decrease in effectiveness of PI 88788 resistance against the...

Iowa State Seeks Research Proposals For Tracking Water Quality Progress

July 1st, 2015
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is seeking research proposals for a partnership to improve the ability to track progress on reducing the movement of nutrients from farm fields. The 2015 Iowa Legislature approved, and Governor Branstad signed...

Canadian Gift Will Help Fund Avian Influenza Research

June 15th, 2015
AMES, Iowa — Egg Farmers of Canada has committed $500,000 for avian influenza research to be awarded to and administered by the Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University....

Bugs Will Star at Insect Zoo Open House July 1 at Iowa State University

June 8th, 2015
Mitchell with millipede
AMES, Iowa — All things buggy will be on display July 1 when the Iowa State University Insect Zoo hosts an open house. “ ‘Come Get Your Bug On’ is the theme of the Insect Zoo's open house,”...