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Governor Reynolds Proclaims Nov. 5-9 as Agricultural Entrepreneurship Week

October 24th, 2018
AMES, Iowa – Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation recently designating Nov. 5-9 as Agricultural Entrepreneurship Week.  The Agriculture Entrepreneurship Initiative at Iowa State University and affiliated students, entrepreneurs,...

Iowa Nutrient Research Center Supports New Studies to Improve Success Strategies for Cover Crops

October 23rd, 2018
Improving the odds of a successful cash crop after cover crops is the aim of several new projects funded by the Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University. “Based on strong...

Iowa Monarch Conservation Strategy Updated with Best Management Practices

October 22nd, 2018
Monarch in pasture
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Monarch Conservation Strategy recently added best management practices to guide Iowans in helping increase monarch butterfly habitat. Establishing and maintaining monarch habitat on agricultural lands, urban and suburban...

World Food Prize Presents Inaugural Inspiring the Next Generation Award to ISU Associate Dean David Acker

October 19th, 2018
Dr. David Acker, CALS associate dean for academic and global program receives the inaugural “Inspiring the Next Generation” award from the World Food Prize Foundation
DES MOINES, Iowa – The World Food Prize presented the inaugural “Inspiring the Next Generation” award to Iowa State University Associate Dean David Acker. Presented during the Laureate Award Ceremony on Thursday night at the Iowa State Capitol,...

World Food Prize Honors Iowa State University Student Hans Riensche with Prestigious Internship Award

October 19th, 2018
DES MOINES, Iowa – The World Food Prize Foundation has announced Hans Riensche, an Iowa State University student, as the recipient of the 2018 John Chrystal Award at the 2018 World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony at the Iowa State Capitol in...

Iowa State University Student Awarded 2018 Lambert Hunger Fighter Scholarship

October 18th, 2018
AMES, Iowa —Alyssa Dougherty, a junior at Iowa State University studying dietetics and global resource systems, is the recipient of the 2018 David Lambert Hunger Fighter Memorial Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship was created in honor of...

Iowa State University Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Facility to House State-of-the-art Equipment with Support from Danfoss Power Solutions

October 11th, 2018
AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering held a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 5 for a new testing facility that will house state-of-the-art equipment, help...

Leopold Center at Iowa State University Presents Spencer Award for Sustainable Agriculture

October 8th, 2018
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AMES, Iowa — The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University has honored an agricultural policymaker and a conservation-minded farmer with its Spencer Award for Sustainable...

Iowa Nutrient Research Center Funds 16 New Water Quality Projects

October 8th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University has funded 16 new water quality and nutrient management projects for...

Iowa State University Names Administrative Leader of BioCentury Research Farm

October 4th, 2018
Darr portrait
AMES, Iowa — Matt Darr, a professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, has been named administrative leader of Iowa State University’s BioCentury Research Farm and Precision...

Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day at Iowa State University Set for Oct. 9

September 26th, 2018
Gaul portrait
AMES, Iowa — Hundreds of job recruiters will be looking for employees Oct. 9 when the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University holds its fall career fair. This event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lied...

ISU Sustainable Agriculture Program Features Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Candidate Debate Oct. 3

September 26th, 2018
Ames, Iowa — The Iowa State Sustainable Agriculture Colloquium will host a debate Oct. 3 between two Iowa Secretary of Agriculture candidates who’ll be on the ballot in the Nov. 6...

Geoffrey Dahl Announced as Third Finalist for Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean at Iowa State University

September 25th, 2018
Ames, Iowa — Geoffrey Dahl from the University of Florida is the third finalist for the next endowed Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Director of the Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics...

CARD Study Reveals Trade Disruptions Impacts on Iowa's Economy

September 25th, 2018
Ames, Iowa — A new study by researchers at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University reveals the impacts that current trade disruptions are...

Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Awards $3.5 Million in Scholarships

September 25th, 2018
AMES, Iowa – The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University has awarded nearly $3.5 million in scholarships to students for the 2018-19 academic year. Since 2005, scholarship totals for incoming freshmen and current...

Iowa State University Students Host Sixth Annual Bacon Expo Oct. 6

September 19th, 2018
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University students will host the sixth annual Bacon Expo on Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center.  The event offers participants a chance to sample creative culinary treats...

New Director Named for Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University

September 19th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering has been named the new director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center. Matt Helmers, professor...

Titus Awokuse Second Finalist for Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean at Iowa State University

September 14th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Titus Awokuse from Michigan State University is the second finalist for the next endowed dean of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and director of the Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment...

Interim Director Named for Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University

September 11th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — John Crespi, an economics professor at Iowa State University, has been named the interim director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD). Crespi became interim...

Sara Wyant to Present Leadership Lecture at Iowa State University Oct. 2

September 7th, 2018
AMES, Iowa - Sara Wyant, president and founder of Agri-Pulse Communications Inc., the nation’s largest communications firm focused on agricultural and rural policy issues, will present the 2018 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Oct. 2 at...

Iowa State University Economist Advises Cost Containment, and Patience, for Farmers Marketing Crop

September 6th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — As harvest approaches, Chad Hart, associate professor of economics at Iowa State University, urged Iowa farmers to watch their costs and be patient as they face a difficult market for corn...

Iowa State Professors Receive Kolmer Applied Research Award

September 5th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented applied research awards to two professors on Sept. 4. Matt Darr, an agricultural and biosystems engineering professor, and John Sawyer, an agronomy...

Iowa State University Student Farm Celebrates 75 Years Sept. 21-22

September 5th, 2018
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State University’s student-managed farm is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Known as the Ag 450 Farm, the farm is operated by students enrolled in the course “Agricultural Farm Management and Operations 450”. The farm is the...

Wen Named Interim Director for Center for Crops Utilization Research at Iowa State University

September 4th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Zhiyou Wen has been named the interim director of Iowa State University’s Center for Crops Utilization Research. Wen, a professor of food science and human nutrition, has been an Iowa...

Iowa State University Breaks Ground to Modernize Poultry Teaching and Research Facilities

August 31st, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Ground was broken today (Friday, Aug. 31) as the first step in replacing Iowa State University’s aging poultry science facilities, made possible by private funding from Iowa agricultural donors. The new complex will be called the...

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