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Animal Science Conference Continues Iowa State University Commitment to International Agriculture Education

April 26th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Seven Iowa State University animal science faculty will journey to Honduras in May to help educate producers, students and faculty about advances in the science and technology to improve...

Iowa State Economics Professor Presented Endowed Professorship

April 25th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa —An Iowa State University professor of economics has been named the inaugural recipient of the John F. Timmons Endowed Professorship in Environmental and Resource Economics. Quinn Weninger was...

Public-Private Partnership Strengthens Nutrient Reduction Strategy Measurement Progress

April 18th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is beginning a state-funded project in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research and Education Council (INREC) to explore how to measure Iowa farmers’ progress in reducing...

Iowa State University Test Results Provide Six-year Snapshot of Egg Safety

April 13th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Six years of Iowa State University testing show a dramatic decrease in the number of environmental samples taken from egg facilities that test positive for the Salmonella enteritidis bacterium causing human food poisoning. “The test...

Agricultural Journalists Honored by Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

March 31st, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University has honored three Wallaces Farmer journalists for their decades of informing Iowa’s farmers. Wendy Wintersteen, endowed dean of the college, presented...

Iowa State University’s Agriculture and Forestry Programs Ranked Among Top in the World

March 22nd, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s agricultural programs have been ranked among the world’s best by a British organization. For the fourth straight year, Iowa State was ranked in the top 10 for programs in agriculture and forestry by the QS...

Iowa State University Researchers Gain Understanding of the Winter Rye-Cover Crops Yield Problem

March 14th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Cover crops offer a valuable tool for farmers to reduce nutrient loss and help ensure clean water in Iowa waterways. But some farmers have reported that planting winter rye as a cover crop may reduce corn yield. A team of...

Mentoring For Success

March 7th, 2016
by Allie Rossman Sue Lamont, an Iowa State University animal scientist, was recently recognized for her contributions to diversity at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with its Diversity Enhancement Award. Lamont is known at Iowa...

Iowa Soybean Association Funds More Than $2 Million in Research at Iowa State University This Year

March 7th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — A study seeking to develop soybean “disease signatures,” detected with devices such as unmanned aerial vehicles, to help alert farmers of crop stress is one of 19 research projects funded this year at Iowa State University by the...

New Monarch Numbers Encouraging, But Sustained Conservation Efforts Must Continue in Iowa

February 29th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Although the number of monarch butterflies overwintering in Mexico has sharply rebounded, leaders of the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium, say that sustained efforts of Iowa crop and...

Interim Chair Named for Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

February 15th, 2016
AMES, Iowa — A professor in the Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology at Iowa State University has been named interim chair of the department. Kristen Johansen begins her new duties Feb. 15. She succeeds Guru...

Bernie Havlovic's 40-year career with research farms

February 12th, 2016
A 40-year career opening and managing farms for Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms will be celebrated Feb. 17 at a reception for Bernie Havlovic. “Bernie’s career has been remarkable and unprecedented,” said Mark Honeyman,...

Iowa State University Research Finds Genetic Basis for Resistance to Sudden Death Syndrome in Soybeans

February 11th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University agronomy and plant pathology researchers have narrowed the search for genes that help soybeans resist sudden death syndrome, a costly disease, pointing the way for crop breeders to develop more resilient and...

Iowa State's Wintersteen Honored by Iowa's Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

February 11th, 2016
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers has presented its Distinguished Service to Iowa Agriculture Award to the dean of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Wendy...

Lifelong Interest in Birds Sparks Career of Iowa State University Poultry Science Professor

February 10th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — A new poultry nutritionist at Iowa State University traces her passion for birds to a contest she entered when she was in elementary school. Elizabeth Bobeck, who recently started as an assistant professor in the ...

Winter Storm Postpones Iowa State University Agriculture and Life Sciences Job Fair Until Thursday, Feb. 4

February 1st, 2016
AMES, Iowa — The forecast of a winter storm for most of Iowa has forced the postponement of the Iowa State University Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day until Thursday, Feb. 4. The career fair was originally scheduled for Wednesday, with...

CALS Students Depart for Adventure

January 26th, 2016
By Allie Rossman CALS Communications Service New study abroad opportunities will be offered this spring and summer by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Students visit a farm where buffalo are milked...

Corn Project Findings and Recommendations to be Presented for Farmers and Farm Advisers

January 25th, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — Researchers with the Climate and Corn-based Cropping Systems Coordinated Agricultural Project have documented 130 findings, some of which will be explored during a Feb. 11 webinar, open to the public through Iowa State University....

Iowa State University Research Helps Find Root Development Key

January 25th, 2016
AMES, Iowa — Plant scientists better understand the mechanisms governing root development — opening the door to improving crop productivity — through work done at Iowa State University. Guru Rao, professor of biochemistry, biophysics and...

New Organizations to Recruit at Iowa State University Agriculture and Life Sciences Job Fair

January 21st, 2016
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AMES, Iowa — The spring version of Iowa State University’s agriculture and life sciences job fair Feb. 3 has attracted a group of new employers recruiting students. “What is most exciting is that 20 percent of the organizations scheduled to...

Iowa Nutrient Research Center Funds Third Year of Water Quality-related Projects

December 10th, 2015
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University has funded 11 new projects related to water quality. Researchers from Iowa State, the University of Iowa and the...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Protecting Soil and Water Featured in Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Magazine

December 10th, 2015
AMES, Iowa – Research and extension on soil and water are featured in the most recent issue of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni magazine. STORIES details science-based information on nitrate and...

Award-winning ISU Agricultural Business Club Receives Endowment

December 4th, 2015
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AMES, Iowa — A $100,000 gift to Iowa State University from Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) will establish the Ron Deiter ISU Agricultural Business Club Endowment. The endowment will help ensure the continued success of the award-...

Iowa State Students, Retirees, Faculty and Staff Pitch In to Feed Ames-area Residents

November 25th, 2015
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AMES, Iowa — Solving the parallel problems of hunger and food waste in Story County has become the avocation of hundreds of current and past Iowa State University faculty, staff and students. “I’m struck by the network of people out of the...

Alternate Uses of Soybeans Topic of Speech at Iowa State University

November 18th, 2015
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AMES, Iowa — A chemical engineer who specializes in the commercialization of bio-based products will speak about industrial uses of soybeans Dec. 1 at Iowa State University. Lee Walko, bio-based business development manager at Omni Tech...

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