News Releases

Fourth Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture Planned

February 9th, 2004
The fourth John Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture, which honors a retired Iowa State University agronomy professor, will be March 3-4. Daryll Ray, Blasingame Chair of Excellence in Agricultural Policy and director of the Agricultural...

Iowa State Horticulture Student Earns National Scholarship

February 3rd, 2004
An Iowa State University horticulture student who hopes to own a floral shop someday will gain experience this summer through a national internship program. Danielle Prevette, a junior from West Des Moines, is a recent recipient of a Mosmiller...

Seed Science Center Workshops and Conference Feb. 16-18

February 3rd, 2004
The 26th Annual Seed Technology Conference will be held Feb. 17 at the Scheman Building. The conference, Output Traits Developed for Corn and Soybeans, is sponsored by the Iowa State University Seed Science Center. The conference, which runs from 8...

ISU Poultry Specialist Inducted into Hall of Fame

January 29th, 2004
An Iowa State University emeritus professor of animal science has been inducted into the American Poultry Historical Society Hall of Fame. Jerry Sell, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture, was honored Jan. 28 during the U.S....

ISU Releases Soybean Aphid Management Info on CD-ROM

January 29th, 2004
An Iowa State University emeritus professor of animal science has been inducted into the American Poultry Historical Society Hall of Fame. Jerry Sell, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture, was honored Jan. 28 during the U.S....

ISU Sociologists to Study a Decade of Change in Iowa Communities

January 28th, 2004
Sociologists from Iowa State University will be studying changes in rural communities during the past 10 years. The researchers received a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant for $210,000 to survey residents about the quality of life in their...

ISU College of Agriculture Presents Awards to Faculty, Staff

January 28th, 2004
The College of Agriculture at Iowa State University presented annual awards to faculty and staff at its spring semester convocation on Tuesday. Award winners were: Lee Burras, associate professor of agronomy, received the Outstanding Advisor Award....

ISU Ultrasound Technology Produces Top Angus Cow in the Nation

January 12th, 2004
An Angus cow from an Iowa State University herd has been ranked first in the nation by the American Angus Association, and will be sold at the National Western Livestock Show in Denver on Jan. 16. The cow was ranked first out of 135,841 Angus cows...

January 7 Satellite Broadcast to Address BSE Concerns

January 5th, 2004
The current BSE crisis is impacting Iowa beef producers, andprompting questions from Iowa consumers about the safety of their beef. Asa result, the Iowa Beef Center and Cooperative Extension at Iowa State Universityis offering a satellite broadcast...

ISU RESEARCHERS AWARDED $440,000 TO STUDY VEGETATIVE ODOR BUFFERS

December 29th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Researchers at Iowa State University have received a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant totaling $440,000 to study the use of trees, shrubs and other perennial plants as buffers to reduce odors around poultry and egg...

Iowa State University experts can provide local reaction to mad cow disease

December 23rd, 2003
The first-ever suspected case of mad cow disease in the U.S. is being investigated in Washington state, Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman announced Dec. 23. A Holstein cow was reportedly tested Dec. 9 when the animal was presented at a...

SYNGENTA DONATES $100,000 FOR GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP IN SEED SCIENCE

December 22nd, 2003
AMES, Iowa — A $100,000 gift from Syngenta Corporation will help fund graduate fellowships in Seed Science at Iowa State University. "This gift will help us attract the future leaders and prepare them to enhance our seed industry's...

SUBMIT COMMENTS ONLINE FOR ISU COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE RESEARCH PRIORITIES

December 10th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Iowans with thoughts on future priorities for Iowa State University's agricultural research programs can submit their comments comments electronically. "Identifying Priorities for Iowa's Future," the report...

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY RECEIVES $766,500 FEDERAL GRANT TO STUDY FARM SAFETY, INJURY ISSUES FOR CHILDREN

December 9th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has been awarded a $766,500, three-year grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to study farm-related injuries to children and to create safety-training materials. The grant is the...

ISU RECEIVES FEDERAL GRANT TO EXPAND ODOR RESEARCH

December 8th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Researchers at Iowa State University soon will receive a USDA National Research Initiative grant of nearly $480,000 to investigate odor dispersion from swine facilities. Iowa State is the lead institution in a three-state effort...

DOLEZAL GIFT TO INITIATE FUNDING FOR ENDOWED AGRICULTURAL LAW CHAIR

November 26th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — A gift from Leonard Dolezal, a retired farmer in Linn County, will set the stage for a fundraising effort to establish an endowed faculty position in agricultural law at Iowa State University. Dolezal, who lives in Cedar Rapids,...

IOWA STATE AGRONOMY PROFESSOR NAMED FELLOW OF CROPS SOCIETY

November 26th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University agronomy Professor Russ Mullen has been named a fellow of the Crops Science Society of America (CSSA). Mullen was one of 11 crop scientists selected for the honor, which is based on professional achievements...

ISU PROFESSOR NAMED PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL CROPS SOCIETY

November 26th, 2003
AMES, Iowa Iowa State University agronomy Professor Ken Moore has been named president of the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) for 2003-04. Moore took office at CSSA's recent annual meeting, which was held in conjunction meetings of...

IOWA STATE PROFESSOR HONORED BY NATIONAL AGRONOMY SOCIETY

November 26th, 2003
AMES, Iowa —The American Society of Agronomy named Iowa State University agronomy Professor Antonio Mallarino recipient of the Werner L. Nelson Award for Diagnosis of Yield-Limiting Factors. The award recognizes outstanding performance and...

ISU MEAT SCIENCE PROGRAM RATED SECOND BEST IN THE NATION

November 25th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — For the third straight year, Meat and Poultry magazine has ranked Iowa State University's meat science program second in the nation. "I.S.U. is well known for its ability to produce top-shelf students with an...

MEDIA ADVISORY: ISU RELEASES AIR QUALITY RESEARCH, EXTENSION SUMMARY

November 25th, 2003
Air quality continues to receive much attention around Iowa, in communities and in state policy meetings. Researchers in Iowa State University's College of Agriculture are looking for ways to reduce odor and gas emissions from livestock...

THREE IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS NAMED AAAS FELLOWS

November 24th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has awarded fellowship status to 348 scientists and engineers, including three Iowa State University professors. Harley Moon, professor emeritus of veterinary...

$1.3 Million Gift to Increase ISU College of Ag Student Scholarships

November 17th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — A $1.3 million estate gift from Jeanette Kennedy will establish the F.W. Schiele Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship. The donation will increase the value of the Iowa State University's College of Agriculture Excellence in...

TEACHERS, STUDENTS RECRUITED FOR ISU BIOSECURITY WORKSHOP

November 17th, 2003
AMES, Iowa - High school science and agriculture teachers and their students are being recruited for a workshop that will showcase the wide array of academic disciplines in the Iowa State University College of Agriculture. BioSecurity...

DWOJAK GIFT TO ENHANCE UKRAINIAN EXCHANGE PROGRAM WITH IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY

November 17th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Stefan and Kateryna Dwojak, long-time supporters of the exchange program between Ukraine and Iowa State University, have donated $350,000 to continue their support. The gift was announced at a College of Agriculture donor...

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