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New grants awarded in Agricultural Genome-to-Phenome research

June 2nd, 2022
Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative
Ames, IA — The Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative has awarded nine grants to 27 institutions in the third and final round of project seed grant competition. The Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative, a three-year...

Scholarship honors legacy of distinguished Iowa State University professor Dr. Neil E. Harl

June 1st, 2022
AMES, Iowa – The family of Dr. Neil E. Harl has provided a gift commitment of $2 million to help establish the endowed Dr. Neil E. Harl Opportunity Scholarship, which will provide support for students who wish to attend the College of Agriculture...

Animal scientist receives award for excellence in applied research

June 1st, 2022
Kenneth Stalder, professor of animal science, Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa – Kenneth Stalder, professor of animal science, is the recipient of the 2022 Dean Lee R. Kolmer Award for Excellence in Applied Research from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.  Stalder is nationally and internationally...

Kinzenbaw gift provides support for research and student scholarships in agricultural and biosystems engineering

May 26th, 2022
AMES, Iowa – Through a generous gift from Jon E. and Marcia A. Kinzenbaw of Williamsburg, Iowa, the Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering has established support for students studying technical agriculture,...

Albaugh partners with Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University

May 26th, 2022
soybean seeds
AMES, Iowa — Albaugh, LLC has joined the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University as an industry partner. In this role, Albaugh provides financial support to the center, which will be leveraged with soybean checkoff funds from the...

Breeding transforms sorghum’s potential as biofuel of the future for northern latitudes

May 17th, 2022
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AMES, Iowa - The biofuel of the future may well be sorghum-based, thanks to new inbred lines that are significantly more productive and cold-hardy than sorghum plants of the past. Maria Salas-Fernandez, associate professor of agronomy,...

Iowa State University dedicates Stanley L. Balloun Turkey Teaching and Research Facility

May 12th, 2022
Group of people standing behind a large ribbon about to be cut. The new turkey facility building is in the background.
Made possible through private gifts, the facility honors Iowa State professor and industry expert AMES, Iowa – On May 9, Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences dedicated the new Stanley L. Balloun Turkey Teaching and...

Leopold Center calls for Spencer Award nominations

May 11th, 2022
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture logo
AMES, Iowa — The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture is pleased to announce a request for nominations for the 2022 Spencer Award for Sustainable Agriculture, which honors deserving Iowans working for a more environmentally sound agriculture...

Helmers honored with Brent and Cindy Hart Professorship

May 9th, 2022
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AMES, Iowa — Matthew Helmers, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University and director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, has been named the inaugural...

Iowa State research using UV light produces safer, cleaner air that ‘smells like toothpaste’

May 5th, 2022
Breathing cleaner air has become more relevant than ever in the last few years. What if, along with cleaner air, it smelled fresh and minty, too? For Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and...

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni to receive highest honors

April 27th, 2022
Mark Erlander
Ames, IA – On Friday, April 29, the Iowa State University Alumni Association and Iowa State University Foundation will present the university’s highest awards during the Distinguished Awards Celebration. Awards presented include the Distinguished...

Gamma Sigma Delta distributes awards, initiates new members

April 22nd, 2022
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AMES, Iowa – Gamma Sigma Delta, the Iowa Beta Chapter of the Honor Society of Agriculture, held its annual award ceremony on April 21 in Dolezal Auditorium, Curtiss Hall. Iowa State University students, faculty and alumni were presented with...

Kimle lauded for entrepreneurial efforts at Iowa State

April 22nd, 2022
Kevin Kimle speaking into a microphone while holding an award
AMES, Iowa – He is considered a pioneer of entrepreneurship at Iowa State. Over the past decade, he has successfully grown an innovative program that prepares the next generation of agricultural entrepreneurs. Kevin Kimle, Rastetter Chair of...

Iowa State's agricultural programs maintain top 4% ranking

April 22nd, 2022
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AMES, Iowa – For the ninth year in a row, Iowa State University’s agricultural programs have been named to the top 4% worldwide among other agriculture and forestry institutions, according to the...

Research shows significant environmental benefits of local food production

April 22nd, 2022
Freshly harvested vegetables, including red cabbage and kale
AMES, Iowa – A new study examining a range of environmental impacts of vegetable production and distribution found local production offers significant benefits overall when compared to the large-scale methods that represent most of current...

Farm Credit Services of America gift establishes endowed chair in ag business at Iowa State University

April 20th, 2022
AMES, Iowa – A generous gift commitment from Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) has established the Ron and Lynn Deiter Endowed Chair for Sustaining Excellence in Agricultural Business at Iowa State University, honoring the work of...

Iowa State alumna, graduating senior named graduate research fellows

April 20th, 2022
Samantha Allbee
AMES, Iowa - Two students from Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have been accepted to the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. This program was...

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
Two young scientists in a laboratory with vials of water
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
Soybean field with plants in clean rows.
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
Start Something College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
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
Steven Whitham and Daren Mueller
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
3 college students handle large muskie (fish).
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
Craig Hill standing in a field with grain bins in the background
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,...

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