News Releases

Iowa State Horticulture Station Hosts Specialty Field Days

September 13th, 2004
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will announce a grant to Iowa State University at a news conference beginning at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14. The grant will help improve rural economic conditions through cooperative and producer-owned business...

Iowa State Research Farms Schedule Late-summer Field Days

August 20th, 2004
The 50th anniversary celebration of the Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm will continue Aug. 25 as Iowa State University late-summer field days get underway. Field days take place rain or shine. The public is welcome. The latest information...

Report on 20 Years of Iowa Farmland Ownership Released

August 18th, 2004
A recent Iowa State University study shows that in 2002, more than 48 percent of Iowa farmland was owned by persons 65 years and older. That's up from 42 percent in 1992 and 29 percent in 1982. These and other facts emerge in the report "...

New ISU Scholarship Honors Agricredit Official

August 11th, 2004
A new scholarship in Iowa State University's College of Agriculture will honor a long-time company executive at Agricredit Acceptance, LLC, of Johnston. The Dennis Fedosa/Agricredit Scholarship for Excellence in Agricultural Business will be...

On-farm Conservation Methods and Wetland Research Field Day Aug. 24

August 9th, 2004
The On-Farm Conservation and Water Quality Field Day will be held Aug. 24 at the Iowa State University Swine Nutrition Farm near Ames. Field demonstrations on water quality research and on-farm conservation projects will begin at 9 a.m. Several...

ISU Professor Named President of National Institute for Farm Safety

August 3rd, 2004
Chuck Schwab, associate professor and extension safety specialist at Iowa State University, is the 44th president of the National Institute for Farm Safety (NIFS). He was named the organization's head at the annual NIFS business meeting held in...

Sociology Department Chair Reappointed to New Term

July 29th, 2004
Paul Lasley, chair of the Department of Sociology at Iowa State University, has been reappointed to a second term. Lasley has served as chair since 2002 when he was appointed to a three-year term. He has a year left on his original appointment, and...

ISU Names Interim Chair for Natural Resource Ecology and Management

July 27th, 2004
Joe Colletti has been named the interim chair of the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM) in the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University. On Sept. 1 Colletti will replace Mike Kelly, who has served as NREM department...

Midwest Plan Service Holds Summer Publication Sale

July 26th, 2004
MidWest Plan Service (MWPS) at Iowa State University is holding a summer sale on its publications. MWPS publishes informational books that cover topics ranging from farm and home maintenance to crop cultivation techniques and tips to improve farm...

Dairy Management Book Available at Midwest Plan Service

July 26th, 2004
Summaries of a professional dairy management seminar held in June are available from MidWest Plan Service (MWPS) at Iowa State University. The book Four-State Professional Dairy Management Seminar is a summary of the information from the seminar...

Animal Science Professor Receives International Recognition

July 26th, 2004
An Iowa State University emeritus professor of animal science has been named the recipient of the 2004 Saddle and Sirloin Portrait Award. A portrait of Richard Willham, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture, will be unveiled at...

ISU HIres New Faculty Member in Agricultural Law

July 23rd, 2004
Maynard Hogberg, Animal Science, (51A Kansas State University professor has been named to an agricultural law faculty position at Iowa State University. Roger McEowen will be an associate professor of agricultural law in the Department of...

Garden Field Day as Sutherland Canceled by Hailstorm

July 21st, 2004
A recent hailstorm has forced the cancellation of a home garden demonstration field day at Iowa State University's Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm at Sutherland. The event had been scheduled for Aug. 5. But hail ruined the garden,...

Two Endowed Professorships Named at Iowa State University

July 19th, 2004
Two endowed professorships have been established in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Iowa State University. Steven Jungst will fill the Harmon Family Professorship in Forestry. The endowed professorship was a gift from...

New ISU Aquaculture Research Facility To Host Field Day

July 16th, 2004
The Iowa State University Aquaculture Research Facility will host its first field day at 6 p.m. July 23 at the Horticulture Station east of Gilbert. The recently completed facility is the first of its kind at Iowa State, and one of the northern most...

ISU Hosts Iraqi Visiting Professor Who Will Speak on Iraqi Wetlands

July 12th, 2004
Hamid Ahmed, a marine biologist and a visiting professor at Basrah University in Iraq, will speak in Ames on Thursday, July 15, on restoring the fragile wetlands of southern Iraq. Ahmed is an Iraqi expatriate who has lived in England since 1991. He...

Conference on Raising Livestock in Hoops Set for Sept. 14

July 9th, 2004
A conference focusing on using hoop barns and bedded systems for producing livestock will take place Sept. 14, organized by Iowa State University. Hoop buildings originally gained attention for pork production because of their low-capital cost,...

Iowa State Horticulture Station Hosts Specialty Field Days

July 9th, 2004
The Iowa State University Horticulture Station will host turfgrass, aquaculture and demonstration garden field days July 12 through Aug. 10 at the Horticulture Station 1.5 miles east of Gilbert. On July 12, the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers...

Jon Tollefson named Entomology Department Chair

July 2nd, 2004
Jon Tollefson, a professor in the Department of Entomology at Iowa State University became chair of the department on July 1. Tollefson's appointment will be for five years. He has been at Iowa State since 1975, the same year he earned a...

Soybean Rust Training Sessions Planned for Crop Professionals

June 22nd, 2004
The Iowa Soybean Rust Team will offer training sessions in July for the state’s 1,500 certified crop advisers, certified professional agronomists and independent crop consultants. "These professionals are the best qualified to watch for...

Influential Agricultural Engineers Set to Retire This Month

June 21st, 2004
At the end of June, five members of the Iowa State agricultural and biosystems engineering faculty are retiring. The five have served a combined 127 years. They are Stu Melvin, 34 years; Dwaine Bundy, 31 years; Jim Baker, 31 years; Jeff Lorimor, 22...

New Farm Simulation Program Premieres at July 2 Field Day

June 21st, 2004
Video games let you build your own city, and a new Internet-based simulation program under development at Iowa State University lets you build your own farm. I-FARM, a database-driven farming systems simulation model, will be demonstrated July 2 in...

ISU Experts Believe Soybean Rust Won't Cause Major Problems This Year

June 18th, 2004
An Iowa State University plant disease expert says it is unlikely that soybean rust will reach the continental United States and impact soybean production this year. X.B. Yang, a professor of plant pathology at Iowa State, has studied the disease...

ISU College of Agriculture Consolidates Two Associate Dean Positions

June 17th, 2004
Iowa State University's College of Agriculture is consolidating leadership for its academic and international programs into one senior-level position. Beginning July 1, David Acker will begin a six-month transition into the new position of...

ISU McNay Research Farm to Sell Fall-calving Herd July 15

June 15th, 2004
Iowa State University's McNay Research and Demonstration Farm will sell 134 fall-calving cows at an auction on July 15 in Russell. The herd is being sold to make room for cattle arriving from the Rhodes research farm. An educational meeting...

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