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Iowa State University Extension Releases Publications About Prairie Strips Conservation Practice

September 7th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A series of publications includes everything farmers and landowners need to know about a conservation practice developed by Iowa State University scientists that has proven environmental benefits. The...

Iowa State University Names Frevert Ag 450 Endowed Fellow

September 6th, 2017
AMES, Iowa – Rob Frutchey, Iowa State University agricultural education and studies lecturer, has been named the James and Clare Frevert Ag 450 Fellow.   The fellowship provides support to the Iowa State Ag 450 Farm, which is the only student...

Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

September 1st, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The 50th anniversary of Iowa State University’s Horticulture Research Station will be celebrated Sept. 16 at the farm near here. The public is invited...

Underwood Family Makes Million Dollar Gift to Iowa State’s Agricultural Business, Entrepreneurship Programs

August 30th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The Underwood Family Foundation of Ames has made a $1 million gift to support the agricultural business and agricultural entrepreneurship programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences...

Iowa State University Field Day Aug. 24 to Focus on New Crop Forecasting Project

August 9th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University project to forecast and evaluate real-time soil and crop conditions in specific fields will be the subject of a field day Aug. 24 at the...

Iowa State University Research Farm Field Day to Highlight Crop Markets and Pest Management

August 7th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua will host a field day Aug. 25 with information for the...

Iowa State University Field Day to Highlight Sustainable, Organic Research and Practices Aug. 22

August 3rd, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s Organic Agriculture Program will sponsor a field day devoted to organic research and production practices Aug. 22 at the...

First Listening Session on Future of Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Aug. 9 in Ames

August 2nd, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A listening session to gather input on the future of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture will be held Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Iowa State University. The session, which is open to...

Iowa State University Hires Program Manager to Strengthen Statewide Pest Resistance Management Efforts

August 1st, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A new staff member at Iowa State University will coordinate day-to-day activities of a statewide effort to help Iowa farmers address pest resistance in their fields. Evan Sivesind recently joined the...

Iowa State University Research Farm Near Lewis to Host Field Day Aug. 17

July 26th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm will present a variety of agricultural topics at a field day Aug....

ISU Researchers Report Problems with Soybean Cyst Nematode Resistant Soybean Varieties

July 26th, 2017
AMES, Iowa – Greg Tylka, Iowa State University nematologist, has found that soybean cyst nematode (SCN) resistant soybean varieties are becoming less effective. “This is an alarming trend and sets the stage for even greater yield loss from SCN in...

Iowa State University’s Muscatine Island Research Farm Field Day Set for Aug. 15

July 24th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Research on corn, soybeans and vegetables will be featured Aug. 15 during a field day at the Iowa State University’s Muscatine Island...

Iowa State University Animal Scientist Honored as Swine Industry Leader

July 20th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University animal scientist has been recognized as a leader in the national swine industry. JBS United, an international livestock feed company, presented John Patience, a professor of...

Horticulture Focus of Iowa State University’s Fruit and Vegetable Field Day Aug. 7

July 17th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s annual Fruit and Vegetable Field Day on Aug. 7 will feature research and demonstration projects on fruit and vegetable production for commercial growers, extension personnel, non-profit organizations and master...

Former USDA Undersecretary to Join Iowa State University Food Science and Human Nutrition Faculty

July 17th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Catherine Woteki, who served six years as undersecretary for research, education and economics and chief scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has joined the faculty of Iowa State University’s...

Monarch Conservation Field Day July 24 at Iowa State University

July 11th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium is hosting a monarch conservation field day July 24 at the Iowa State University Field Extension Education Laboratory near Boone....

Dedication Ceremony Scheduled for New Food Science Lab at Iowa State University

July 10th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A newly renovated food science teaching laboratory, made possible by a charitable contribution from Mary A. Kelleher Nelson and R.W. Nelson and Kemin Industries, will be dedicated July 12 at Iowa State University. The dedication...

Monarch Butterfly Research on Program July 20 at Iowa State University Research Farm Field Day

July 5th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Research on increasing habitat for monarch butterflies will be among the topics presented at the July 20 field day at the Iowa State University Western Research and Demonstration Farm near Castana. The field day is open to the...

Iowa State University Northwest Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm field day set for July 12

July 3rd, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Information of interest to farmers in northwest Iowa will be presented July 12 at a field day at the Iowa State University Northwest Iowa Research...

Johansen Named Chair of the Roy J. Carver Department Of Biochemistry, Biophysics And Molecular Biology

June 29th, 2017
Kristen Johansen, a professor at Iowa State University, has been named chair of its Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. Johansen currently serves as the department’s...

Monarch Butterfly Conservation Efforts in Iowa Laying Foundation for Success Across Midwest

June 28th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A new U.S. Geological Survey study highlights multiple options for restoring monarch breeding habitat in the Midwest to...

Iowa State University Corn-breeding Scholarship Named for Alumnus Ted Crosbie

June 23rd, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A gift from Monsanto Company will establish a scholarship in corn breeding at Iowa State University to honor the memory of world-renowned plant breeder, agriculture visionary and alumnus Theodore “Ted” Crosbie. The Ted Crosbie...

Bouffard Named Chair of Department of Sociology at Iowa State University

June 21st, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A new professor of sociology at Iowa State University has been named the chair of its Department of Sociology. Leana Bouffard was previously a professor of criminology and criminal justice at...

Nason Named Chair of Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology at Iowa State University

June 21st, 2017
John Nason
Ames, Iowa — John Nason has been named the chair of the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology (EEOB) at Iowa State University. Nason, a professor of ecology, evolution and organismal...

Iowa State Scientists Add to Knowledge of Phosphorus Dynamics in Cover Crop, Runoff Study

June 21st, 2017
Ames, Iowa — A multidisciplinary team of scientists led by Antonio Mallarino, professor of agronomy at Iowa State University, has completed two years of a long-term field study to better understand the...

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