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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...

Daniel Robison Announced as First Finalist for Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean at Iowa State University

August 31st, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Daniel Robison from West Virginia University is the first 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...

Iowa State University Distinguished Professor Honored by American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

August 29th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Hongwei Xin, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State University, was recently honored by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). Xin was...

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Finalists to Visit ISU in September

August 28th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Three finalists have been identified in the search for the next endowed Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Director of the Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics...

Iowa State University Ag Communications Director Honored by National Communications Organization

August 20th, 2018
Brian Meyer (right) is presented the 2018 ACE Professional Award on August 7 by Suzanne Steel, ACE president
AMES, Iowa - The director of college relations for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University received a national award August 7 from the Association of Communications Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and...

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University to Host USDA Job Fair for Recent Graduates

August 16th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Services at Iowa State University will host a U.S. Department of Agriculture Pathways for Recent Graduates event Aug. 22. Recent...

Shedding Light on World’s Most Mysterious Book: Iowa State University Lecture Aug. 14

August 2nd, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Clues to the riddle of a centuries-old manuscript known as “the most mysterious book in the world” will be unveiled by a renowned horticulture expert in an Iowa State University lecture on Aug. 14. Jules Janick, the James Troop...

Animal Scientists at Iowa State University Presented National Awards

July 31st, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University animal scientists have been honored with national awards from the American Society of Animal Science. Anna Johnson and Kenneth Stalder, professors in the Department of...

Yanhai Yin Named Chair of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology at Iowa State University

July 18th, 2018
A researcher specializing in plant growth and stress responses has been named chair of the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology at Iowa State University. Yanhai Yin, a professor of genetics, development and cell biology,...

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...

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