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Distillers Grains Technology Council hosts 26th annual symposium in Omaha, May 11-12

April 18th, 2022
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AMES, Iowa — The Distillers Grains Technology Council, administered at Iowa State University, will highlight the latest in research and practice for industries that produce and use distillers grains at its 26th annual symposium, May 11-12, 2022,...

Innovative research explores impacts of tile drainage water quality on streams

April 7th, 2022
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AMES, Iowa — Cover crops were almost as effective as restored prairie at reducing nitrate concentrations in tile-drained water, according to recent research at Iowa State University. This was one of the key findings from a study led by Marshall...

Beck’s partners with the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University

April 5th, 2022
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AMES, Iowa — Beck's has joined the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University as an industry partner. In this role, Beck’s provides financial support to the center and will have a representative serving on the ISRC’s industry advisory...

Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative transitions to Start Something College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

April 1st, 2022
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This month, we will publicly mark the name and brand transition to Start Something College of Agriculture and Life Sciences from the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative (AgEI). The program, like any entrepreneurial venture, went from idea...

Plant pathologists honored by American Phytopathological Society

April 1st, 2022
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AMES, Iowa – Three faculty members in Iowa State University’s Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology have been recognized by the American Phytopathological Society for their contributions and impacts in research, teaching and extension...

Iowa State research on game fish gains better picture of fish fate, escapement

March 31st, 2022
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AMES, Iowa — In 2021, Iowa licensed nearly 270,000 anglers, whose pastime is estimated to represent more than $500 million annually in economic activity.   Michael Weber, associate professor in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and...

Hill to present Hertz lecture April 12

March 29th, 2022
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AMES, Iowa – Craig Hill, Iowa farmer and former president of the Iowa Farm Bureau, will present the 2022 Carl and Marjory Hertz...

Iowa Nutrient Research Center invites new water quality research proposals

March 28th, 2022
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AMES, Iowa - The Iowa Nutrient Research Center is accepting new proposals for research projects designed to reduce nitrate and phosphorus in Iowa’s water. The center invites proposals for water quality projects that will benefit farmers,...

Iowa State research on swine sire fertility has implications for cattle, humans

March 22nd, 2022
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AMES, Iowa — Sire infertility is a problem for the reproductive performance of swine, despite the greater attention that has long been given to the female side of the equation. “We know that 25% of the boar herd has less than 80% conception...

AGCO announces collaboration with Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University

March 22nd, 2022
AMES, Iowa — AGCO Corporation, an international leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and precision ag technology, today announced its association with the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State...

Solving the complex puzzle of dissolved phosphorus loss from farmland

March 21st, 2022
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AMES, Iowa — A research project by Iowa State University soil scientists provides new insight into the complex picture of phosphorus loss from farmland and evidence proving phosphorus runoff is often underestimated. One of the project’s primary...

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presents awards to faculty and staff

March 11th, 2022
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences honored faculty and staff with awards in teaching, advising, research, extension and outreach, diversity and global engagement during a ceremony on March 10. ...

Peterson Genetics partners with the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University

March 10th, 2022
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AMES, Iowa — Peterson Genetics, Inc. has joined the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University as an industry partner. In this role, Peterson Genetics, headquartered in Cedar Falls, Iowa, will provide financial support to the center and...

Four CALS graduate students receive Brown Graduate Fellowships

March 8th, 2022
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Four College of Agriculture and Life Sciences graduate students are among the 12 Iowa State University graduate students selected to receive $120,000 in Brown Graduate Fellowship Program funding to support strategic university research over the...

Iowa State part of wide-ranging study exploring links between health of soils, plants, humans

March 7th, 2022
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AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is part of a new study funded by the Foundation for...

Timothy A. Wise presents 2022 Shivvers Memorial Lecture, April 4

March 3rd, 2022
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AMES, Iowa — Author and agriculture policy researcher, Timothy A. Wise, will present the 2022 Shivvers Memorial Lecture, Eating Tomorrow: Climate Change...

Iowa State ag education teacher’s efforts recognized with Golden Owl Award

February 22nd, 2022
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AMES, Iowa – What he thought was just a meeting was actually a surprise award presentation in recognition of his teaching efforts. Jon Davis, assistant teaching professor in Iowa State University’s ...

Food and fuel required to meet global challenges, say ag leaders

January 31st, 2022
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AMES, Iowa — Food and fuel -- not food versus fuel -- is the focus of a hopeful new commentary in the peer-reviewed scientific journal “Nature Sustainability,” authored by innovative thought leaders in agriculture from Iowa State University and...

Graduate student awarded national fellowship to support scientific career

January 21st, 2022
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AMES, Iowa - From computer science to microbiology, Logan Ott has found his calling in the research lab and recently received funding for his work to fight the threat of antimicrobial resistance. Ott, graduate student in the interdepartmental...

Applications being accepted for Iowa State's AgDiscovery Program

January 21st, 2022
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AMES, Iowa – Iowa high school students interested in careers in veterinary medicine, animal science, laboratory technology and wildlife ecology are encouraged to apply for the AgDiscovery 2022 program at Iowa State University. AgDiscovery will...

Iowa State University innovator gaining national interest for new ‘healthy’ fat technology

January 18th, 2022
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AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University meat scientist is a leading innovator in the search for new fats that offer more choices to health-conscious consumers. Rodrigo Tarté, an assistant professor in the Department of Animal Science, is at the...

Second round of Grants awarded in Agricultural Genome-to-Phenome Research

January 13th, 2022
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Ames, IA The Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative has awarded 11 grants to institutions across the country for projects that help advance multidisciplinary crop and livestock genetics research. “The AG2PI project’s...

Iowa Nutrient Research Center Spring 2022 Water Quality Research Seminar series will ‘Focus on Phosphorus’

January 11th, 2022
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AMES, Iowa – This spring, the Iowa Nutrient Research Center’s water quality research seminar series will “Focus on Phosphorus,” beginning Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. The presentations will take place the fourth Wednesday of each month, from 3:10-4:...

Iowa Nutrient Research Center Researcher Directory facilitates connection to Iowa scientists

January 6th, 2022
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AMES, Iowa - A new Researcher Directory being launched this week highlights Iowa scientists engaged in nutrient reduction research. The online search tool is hosted by the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, at...

Iowa State University researchers discover new approach to fight Salmonella in poultry

December 16th, 2021
AMES, Iowa — Researchers in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University have discovered an innovative approach to fight bacteria and their antimicrobial resistance in poultry by exploiting linkages between the gut...