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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...

Iowa State University Offers Tool to Link Southwest Iowa Farmers and Consumers

June 15th, 2004
Southwest Iowa farmers and consumers have a new tool to help connect to each other through a free service offered by Iowa State University. The directory is available for southwest Iowa's small and mid-size farmers seeking to expand their...

ISU Scientist Participates in June 17 Congressional Briefing — "Farming at the Mercy of Fad Diets"

June 15th, 2004
An Iowa State University scientist will participate in a Congressional briefing June 17 titled "Farming at the Mercy of Fad Diets." Pamela White, university professor of food science and human nutrition and interim dean of the College of...

Miller and Brown to Lead Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Program

June 14th, 2004
Iowa State University Extension and the Colleges of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine are consolidating two administrative positions to better integrate extension programs in agriculture and natural resources. Gerald Miller will become director of...

ISU Corn Pollen Drift Research Shows Importance of Buffer Strips

June 1st, 2004
Final data from an Iowa State University research project looking at corn pollen drift supports the notion that an effective way to decrease unintended pollination is to use buffer strips of corn. Last spring, researchers planted a strip of 24 rows...

Iowa State University Research Farm Field Days Begin June 17

May 25th, 2004
The 50th anniversary of the Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm is the highlight of this season’s Iowa State University field days that begin June 17. Also scheduled are field days devoted to aquaculture, fruit and vegetables, turfgrass,...

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