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Meat Science Program Offers Online Graduate Certificate

July 13th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University meat science program is offering a new online graduate certificate program. “Our meat science program is one of the top programs in the world, and for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge and...

Iowa State University Research Farms to Host Demonstration Garden Field Days

July 3rd, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Valuable advice for Iowa’s gardeners and information about attracting bees will be presented this summer at Iowa State University Demonstration Garden Field Days...

ISU Survey: Iowa’s Farmland Owners Continue to Age

June 29th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University study shows that the age of Iowa’s farmland owners continues to rise, with those aged 75 years or older owning a record high 35...

Iowa State University Student Selected as a 2018 Cargill Global Scholar

June 28th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University student Genevieve VanWye, a junior majoring in animal science, has been selected as a 2018 Cargill Global Scholar. The prestigious Cargill Global Scholars Program, a distinctive international scholarship...

New Research Funded by Egg Industry Center Brings Award Total to Over $1 Million

June 25th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — The Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University has awarded three new research grants totaling $212,918, bringing its total for egg research funding to more than $1 million since 2013. The latest recipients of Egg Industry Center...

Iowa State to Host Agriculture College and Teachers Conference June 12-15

June 11th, 2018
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University will host a national conference with 325 agricultural teachers from 65 universities and colleges nationwide. The 2018 North American College and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) 64th Annual Conference will be held...

Reports Update Research Results at Iowa State University Research Farms

June 6th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — The results of more than 120 agricultural research trials conducted last year at Iowa State University’s Research and Demonstration Farms are available online and can be downloaded at no...

Iowa State Students Wins Overall Sweepstakes at Judging Conference

June 5th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — For the fourth year in a row Iowa State University student judging teams won the overall sweepstakes award among four-year institutions at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Judging Conference in April....

ISU Dairy Farm Open House June 8

May 31st, 2018
AMES, Iowa — To celebrate dairy month the Iowa State University Dairy Farm will host its 10th annual open house on June 8, from 6 - 11 a.m. The event is open to the public. Tours will be given every 30 minutes beginning at 6:30 a.m. and ending...

Staff Changes at Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms

May 30th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Leadership at Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms has changed with the retirement of previous managers. Agricultural specialists Logan Wallace and Brad Evans will co-...

Iowa Leaders Celebrate Fifth Anniversary of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy

May 29th, 2018
BOONE — The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy is a science and technology-based framework to assess and reduce nutrient loss from both point sources (such as municipal and industrial wastewater...

Iowa State Team Wins Worldwide 2018 Food Solutions Challenge

May 24th, 2018
AMES, Iowa – For three Iowa State University graduate students, winning the worldwide 2018 Food Solutions Challenge was more than an honor – it meant they could help reduce food waste in their homeland. The Iowa State team received $5,000 on May...

Leopold Center at Iowa State University Seeks Nominations for Spencer Award

May 9th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University is seeking nominations by June 16 for its annual Spencer Award for Sustainable Agriculture. “You may apply for the...

Iowa State University Researchers to Study Monarch Butterfly Ecology to Support National Conservation Efforts

May 3rd, 2018
Monarch on a milkweed
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University scientists will advance the understanding of monarch butterfly ecology through a grant funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture...

$5 Million Gift from Land O’Lakes Foundation to Support Students, Faculty and Facilities at Iowa State University

May 1st, 2018
AMES, Iowa — The Land O’Lakes Foundation has made a $5 million commitment to Iowa State University that will improve the quality of an Iowa State...

Federal Investment in Agricultural Research Essential: Iowa State University Part of Effort Telling Stories of Discovery

April 18th, 2018
AMES, Iowa —A new effort to boost federal investment in agricultural research launched today in Washington, D.C., bringing together Iowa State University with 15 other public and private universities. The initiative,...

Iowa State Agriculture Honor Society Awards Alumni, Faculty and Students

April 16th, 2018
AMES, Iowa - Gamma Sigma Delta, the Iowa Chapter of the Honor Society of Agriculture, presented awards to Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni, faculty and students on April 13. Mission Awards were presented to...

Iowa State University Nematologist Urges Farmers to Refocus on Soybean Cyst Nematodes

April 16th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Farmers preparing for spring planting would do well to renew their commitment to managing soybean cyst nematodes, according to an Iowa State University plant pathologist. “I’m doing everything I can to convince farmers that we are...

Iowa State University Report Shows Future Promise for Cedar Rapids’ Processing Industries

March 29th, 2018
Report cover
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University, in cooperation with the City of Cedar Rapids, has released a report identifying new, emerging technologies that could...

Retired Iowa State Extension Agricultural Engineer Earns Iowa Master Farmer Exceptional Service Award

March 18th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Mark Hanna, a former extension agricultural engineer at Iowa State University, is the recipient of the 2018 Iowa Master Farmer Exceptional Service Award. The award, which is sponsored by Wallaces Farmer magazine, is presented to...

New Fungus Species Named in Honor of Iowa State University Scientists

March 16th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — An investigation into a bur oak blight in central Iowa has resulted in three Iowa State University scientists being immortalized through scientific names for the previously unknown disease-causing fungi. Thomas Harrington, a...

Iowa State University Researchers Awarded Grant to Study Pollinator Health

March 13th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — A Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research grant will fund a study including Iowa State University to examine possible impacts on pollinators from strips of prairie planted in crop fields. Lisa Schulte Moore, a professor in the...

Amy Asmus to Present Hertz Lecture at Iowa State University April 4

March 13th, 2018
Headshot of Amy Asmus
AMES, Iowa — Amy Asmus, vice president of the chemical supply company Asmus Farm Supply, will present the 2018 Carl and Marjory Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture April 4 at Iowa State University. Asmus will present, “What Is...

Iowa Sets Goal for Monarch Conservation

March 12th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium has set a goal of acres devoted to monarch butterfly habitat in the state by 2038. “The consortium has worked collaboratively with diverse stakeholders to develop a comprehensive plan to...

Iowa State University Study Finds Return on Investment a Stumbling Block for Widespread Adoption of Cover Crops

March 12th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Despite farmers’ positive perceptions about cover crops and the availability of cost-share programs to incentivize their use, an Iowa State University study shows the return on investment may be the biggest hurdle to overcome for...

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