News Releases

ISU’s Leopold Center Awards Sustainability Scholarships to Iowa Undergraduates

January 21st, 2020
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Proposals from five undergraduates representing Iowa State University, Drake University, Grinnell College and the University of Northern Iowa have been awarded funding in the first round of a new scholarship program supported by the Leopold Center...

Iowa State Survey Shows Farm Owners Make Small Increases in Conservation

January 13th, 2020
Cover of land tenure report.
A survey of Iowa landowners conducted by Iowa State University suggests that adoption of conservation practices has increased slightly since 2012, and that ongoing trends in land ownership and management are likely barriers to a number of...

INRC Launches Spring Seminar Series on “Water Research Past, Present and Future”

January 10th, 2020
UPDATE: Seminars scheduled for March and April will not take place due to campus efforts to reduce the potential for COVID-19 exposure. INRC plans to reschedule the presentation (details to be announced).  The ...

Daniel Thomson Selected as New Chair of Animal Science at Iowa State University

January 7th, 2020
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Daniel Thomson has been named the new chair of the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University. Dr. Thomson is an internationally known leader, researcher and instructor in animal health...

Jay Harmon Named Associate Dean for Extension in ISU’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

January 6th, 2020
AMES, Iowa — Jay Harmon was named the associate dean for extension and outreach programs and director of Agriculture and Natural Resources...

ISU’s Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Announces New Round of Scholarships for Iowa Undergraduates

December 18th, 2019
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AMES, IA – Junior and senior undergraduates at Iowa four-year colleges and universities are invited to submit proposals to apply for the second round of the sustainability scholarship program sponsored by the...

Iowa State University Students Select Milleman Family Mentorship Award Winners

December 16th, 2019
AMES, Iowa – The Milleman Family Mentorship Award was presented to Marshall Ruble and Dick Schultz for their work in advising students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University. The award is sponsored by Jane and...

Iowa State University Food Science and Human Nutrition Professor Receives Regional USDA Teaching Award

December 9th, 2019
AMES, Iowa – Kevin Schalinske, an Iowa State University food science and human nutrition professor, was named one of five 2019 regional winners of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Agriculture Sciences Excellence in Teaching Awards....

New Insights on Honey Bee Health in Ag Landscapes from Iowa Study

November 25th, 2019
Honey bee hovering over red clover bloom
AMES, Iowa — Honey bees are facing tough times.  Colonies of these pollinators are being lost at an unprecedented rate, and some are blaming farming practices, in particular, the intensive corn and soybean production systems in the Midwest. New...

Iowa State University Researchers Contribute to Call for Global Interventions to Reduce Food Waste

November 21st, 2019
Cover of report, Reducing Food Loss and Waste: Ten Interventions to Scale Impact
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University researchers contributed to the recently released report, "...

Multi-purpose Oxbows Make the Grade for Nutrient Reduction

November 14th, 2019
Illustration shows four stages of oxbow formation
New research shows that “multi-purpose oxbows” can effectively reduce nitrate-nitrogen, earning them a spot in the Iowa Nutrient Research Strategy’s menu of conservation options. Oxbows are floodplain wetlands that form when a stream or river...

Iowa State University Professor Honored for Research Leadership

November 11th, 2019
AMES, Iowa — The senior associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University has been honored for his leadership in promoting national research initiatives. Joe Colletti, who also serves as associate director...

Iowa State University Emeritus Professor Honored by Estate Planners’ Professional Organization

November 8th, 2019
AMES, Iowa — Neil Harl, retired Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University, has been honored by a national organization of estate planners. Harl was elected to the National Association...

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

November 4th, 2019
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. Cody Acevedo is a senior in animal ecology from Watertown, Wisconsin....

Iowa State University Names New Director of Egg Industry Center

October 31st, 2019
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AMES, Iowa — Richard Gates has been named director of the Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University. Gates, currently a professor of agricultural and biological engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will start his new...

Leopold Center Selects Farmer Researcher Paul Mugge for Spencer Award

October 30th, 2019
Paul Mugge in field speaking to field day group
AMES, IA – Sutherland farmer Paul Mugge has been selected as the 2019 winner of the Spencer Award, presented by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture...

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni and Friends Honored

October 29th, 2019
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 Soybean Research Center Awards Funding for Soybean Research at Iowa State University

October 24th, 2019
AMES, Iowa — Following meetings with its industry advisory council and management team, the Iowa Soybean Research Center (ISRC) announced that it has awarded funding for a new soybean research project at Iowa State University. “We considered...

Long-term Iowa State Research Shows Poultry Manure Improves Profits, Soil Health

October 17th, 2019
AMES, Iowa — A 20-year study by Iowa State University researchers shows fertilizing cropland with poultry manure can benefit soil health and farm profits when compared to a commercial fertilizer.     The study looked at long-term impacts of...

FMC Partners with Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University

October 3rd, 2019
AMES, Iowa — FMC has joined the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University as an industry partner. In this role, FMC will have a representative on the ISRC’s industry advisory council, which provides guidance on research priorities for...

Iowa State Professors Receive Kolmer Applied Research Award

October 3rd, 2019
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented applied research awards to two professors. Tom Isenhart and Anna Johnson received the Dean Lee R. Kolmer Award for Excellence in Applied Research at the...

Iowa State University Announces New Staff at Research Farms

September 30th, 2019
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University announces new leadership and staff changes at the Muscatine Island Research Farm in Fruitland, the Southeast Research Farm in Crawfordsville and the Northeast Research Farm in Nashua. Agricultural specialists...

Iowa Crop Improvement Association Commits $1.5 Million for Iowa State University’s Feed Mill Project

September 26th, 2019
 ICIA Executive Director Jim Rouse at podium
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Crop Improvement Association has pledged $1.5 million to Iowa State University’s feed mill and grain science complex. Iowa Crop Improvement Association’s gift was announced earlier this...

Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Awards $3.5 Million in Scholarships

September 25th, 2019
students climb a hillside at a vegetable farm in Costa Rica
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 2019-20 academic year. Since 2005, scholarship totals for incoming freshmen and current...

Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day at Iowa State University Set for Oct. 8

September 24th, 2019
AMES, Iowa – October 8 kicks off the job recruitment season for students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University. More than 260 employers and recruiters will seize the opportunity to acquire young talent for...