News Releases

Iowa State University Sports Turf Researcher Seeks to Protect Young Athletes on the Field

November 13th, 2018
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AMES, Iowa — Adam Thoms, assistant professor of horticulture at Iowa State University, researches sports turf maintenance to help keep young athletes safe while competing. He focuses on athletic fields,...

Iowa State University Animal Science Professor Receives National USDA Teaching Award

November 12th, 2018
AMES, Iowa – Steven Lonergan, an Iowa State University animal science professor, was awarded one of two 2018 national U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Agriculture Sciences Excellence in Teaching Awards. The Association of Public and Land...

Iowa State Scientists Recognized Nationally for Multistate Drainage Research to Improve Water Quality

November 12th, 2018
Field day group views a denitrification bioreactor installation.
AMES, Iowa — Two Iowa State University scientists and a U.S. Department of Agriculture research partner have received a national honor for their roles in a multistate research collaboration finding solutions to water quality challenges related to...

ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni and Friends Honored

November 2nd, 2018
CALS Homecoming Awardees
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the Iowa State University Alumni Association presented awards at the annual...

Iowa State Students to Build a Sukup Safe T Home® on Campus on Nov. 5

November 1st, 2018
AMES, Iowa – Student volunteers are building a Sukup Safe T Home® in the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center* at Iowa State University to kick-off Agricultural Entrepreneurship Week from 2-5 p.m. on Nov. 5. The Agricultural...

Iowa Academy of Science Awards Iowa State University’s Insect Zoo Education Program Coordinator

October 30th, 2018
Mitchell with award
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Academy of Science has presented its Friend of Science Education Award to Ginny Mitchell, education program coordinator of the Insect Zoo at Iowa State University. Mitchell, a...

ISU Student Awarded George Washington Carver Spirit of Innovation and Service Award

October 29th, 2018
AMES, Iowa – A student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University received the George Washington Carver Spirit of Innovation and Service Award at Tuskegee University. Megan Kemp, a senior majoring in agronomy and...

Iowa State Meat Science Program Celebrates Century of Influence

October 26th, 2018
Iowa State University’s Department of Animal Science celebrates 100 years of meat science in November when current and retired faculty, alumni and students will gather to recognize one of the country’s first land-grant meat science programs. It...

Iowa State Names Robison as Next Endowed Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences

October 25th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Daniel J. Robison from West Virginia University has been named the next endowed dean of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and director of the...

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
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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
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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...