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Creativity served retired research farm manager

August 11th, 2016
VanDePol concludes nearly 40 years of work “harvesting information” Thousands of visitors from all over the world have toured Iowa State University...

Bug Dishes to be Cooked at Iowa State University Insect Zoo’s Bug Village

August 11th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — A chef who cooks with insects will be featured at the Iowa State University Insect Zoo’s Bug Village Aug. 27. David George...

Iowa State University Agronomist Hired to Create Cropping Systems Management Program

August 11th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — A 15-year veteran of helping Iowa farmers improve their cropping practices has joined Iowa State University’s agronomy faculty. On Aug. 1, Mark Licht began his new role as an assistant professor in the...

New Leadership at Iowa State University Research Farm

August 8th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy Research and Demonstration Farm near Boone has new...

My Wurstfest Experience: A First-hand Report

August 8th, 2016
My 2016 Wurstfest Experience by Sarah Mathers CALS Communications Intern On July 21, I attended the annual Wurstfest event held by Iowa State University’s Department of Animal Science as part of the 38th annual Sausage and Processed Meats...

Tips to Becoming a Successful Sheep Owner

August 8th, 2016
Dan Morrical’s Tips to Becoming a Successful Sheep Owner by Sarah Mathers Summer Intern, CALS Communication Service On July 28, a pasture walk was led by Dan Morrical, an extension sheep specialist and animal science professor, and Jamie...

2016 Wurstfest Celebrates History of Event

August 8th, 2016
Wurstfest Celebrates Both a Milestone and a Farewell by Sarah Mathers Summer Intern, CALS Communications Service This year, Iowa State University will be hosting the 38th annual Wurstfest. Wurstfest, organized by the Department of Animal...

Reflections on Tom Sutherland, 1931 - 2016

August 4th, 2016
CALS faculty and alumni remember a dear friend with affection and emotion Thomas Sutherland died on Friday, July 22, 2016, at the age of 85. He earned two degrees at Iowa State, his master’s in 1956 and his doctorate in 1958, both...

Future Food Scientist Gains Experience

July 21st, 2016
Spencer Finch is from Mashalltown, Iowa and currently attends Marshalltown High School. Finch is working with Aubrey Mendoca, a food science and human nutrition professor, researching the shelf life of a variety of foods. Finch...

Intern Gains Experience with Passion

July 21st, 2016
Rocio Isabel Sotelo Padrón is from San Sebastiań, Puerto Rico. Sotelo Padrón is working with Fredrick Janzen, an ecology, evolution and organismal biology professor, researching turtle nesting. Sotelo Padrón says the most exciting...

Studying Livestock Water Quality

July 21st, 2016
Joseph Murdock is from Des Moines, Iowa and currently attends Roosevelt High School. Murdock is working with Steve Ensley, a veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine clinician, researching veterinary toxicology....

Discovering a New Passion

July 21st, 2016
Jasmine Moreno is from Des Moines, Iowa currently attends Roosevelt High School. Moreno is working with Aubrey Mendonca, a food science and human nutrition professor, researching common pathogens found in foods. Moreno says the...

Gaining Agriculture Experience

July 21st, 2016
Isabel Casas is from Des Moines, Iowa and currently attends Des Moines East High School. Casas is working with Shuizhang Fei, a horticulture professor, and Yang Liu, a horticulture research assistant, researching the different...

Following Passion for Genetics

July 21st, 2016
Fahmo Mohamed is from Des Moines, Iowa and recently graduates from North High School. Mohamed is working with Ping Kang, a genetics, development and cell biology assistant scientist, researching fruit fly gene expression. Mohamed...

Intern Explores Biofeuls

July 21st, 2016
Dayana Carrera Saenz is from Mashalltown, Iowa and graduated from Mashalltown High School. Carrera Saenz is working with Emily Heaton, an associate agronomy professor, and Mauricip Tejera, an assistant researcher, researching...

Intern Gains Experience with USDA

July 21st, 2016
Carissa Villanueva is from Des Moines, Iowa and is currently attending Roosevelt High School. Villanueva is working with Dan Andersen, an agricultural and biosystems engineering assistant professor as well as collaborator with the...

Young Intern Follows Ecology Passion

July 21st, 2016
Ansley Watkins is from Mabelton, Goergia and is homeschooled. Watkins is working with Fred Janzen, an ecology, evolution and organismal biology professor, researching temperature dependent sex determination in turtles. Watkins...

Artist Explores Animal Science

July 21st, 2016
Amelia Velazquez is from Denison, Iowa and currently attends Denison High School. Velazquez is working with Joshua Selsby, an animal science professor, researching oxidative stress and duchenne muscular dystrophy. Velazquez says...

Educating Youth About Agriculture

July 18th, 2016
Taylor McFadden is from Accokeck, Maryland and attends North Carolina A&T State University. McFadden concluded working with John-Pa Chaisson-Cardenas, a youth and 4-H program manager, on July 14. McFadden researched the youth...

Intern Explores Sudden Death Syndrome

July 15th, 2016
Kara Wilson is from Jacksonville, North Carolina and attends North Carolina A&T State University. Wilson is working with Madan Bhattacharyya, an agronomy professor, and Micheline Ngaki, a postdoc research assistant,...

Working Closely With Assistant Dean

July 14th, 2016
Jamila Rice is from Resno, California and attends Tuskegee University. Rice concluded working with Theressa Cooper, the assistant dean for diversity and assistant professor for the college of agriculture and life sciences,...

Intern Exploring Curriculum

July 14th, 2016
Selena Méndez Cruz is from Las Marias, Puerto Rico and attends the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. Méndez Cruz concluded working with Theressa Cooper, the assistant dean for diversity and assistant professor for the...

Working Closely With 4-H

July 14th, 2016
Torri Hampton is from Chicago, Illinois and attends the University of Arkansas: Fayetville. Hampton is working with Jay Staker, a youth and 4-H program manager, researching 4-H extension marketing. Hampton’s favorite part of the...

Intern Explores Agronomy

July 14th, 2016
Darian Turner is from St. Louis. Missouri and is currently attending Alabama A&M University. Turner is working with Madan Bhattacharyya, an agronomy professor, and Sivakuma Swaminathan, an assistant agronomy scientist,...

Intern Explores Animal Science

July 8th, 2016
Sabrina Victorin is from Charlotte, North Carolina and currently attends North Carolina A&T University. Victorin is working with Susan Lamont, an animal science professor, and Michael Keiser, a research assistant, both in the...

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