Research News Releases

Research Progress Reported by Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State

January 22nd, 2015
AMES, Iowa — Two sets of progress reports are now available online for research projects funded through the Iowa Nutrient...

Iowa State University Agricultural Job Fair Set for Feb. 4

January 21st, 2015
AMES, Iowa — The spring version of the Agriculture Career Day at Iowa State University will bring 110 employers to campus Feb. 4 to recruit for full-time positions and summer internships. The job fair follows a bigger one last fall that drew a...

Iowa Soybean Research Center Names McGrath On-Farm Research and Extension Coordinator

January 20th, 2015
Photo of McGrath
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University has named Clarke McGrath as the center’s on-farm research and extension coordinator. McGrath, a native of Afton, Iowa, has served 15 years as a field agronomist with ISU...

Harmon plays key role in new state-of-the-art home for his department

January 15th, 2015
by Dana Woolley, communications specialist Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Extension specialists are trained to be able to communicate technical information to a wide range of audiences. They act as bridges between...

New Tool Evaluates Options for Reducing Odors in Livestock Operations

December 22nd, 2014
AMES, Iowa — A team of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists have developed an online tool to help livestock and poultry producers compare odor mitigation techniques that could be useful on their farms. Air Management...

Farmland Values Fall from Historic High

December 18th, 2014
Ames, Iowa – Average Iowa farmland value is now estimated to be $7,943 per acre—a drop in value of $773, or 8.9 percent, per acre. Land values were determined by the Iowa Land Value Survey, which was conducted in November by the Center for...

Gung-ho Globies finalists in Thought For Food Challenge

December 17th, 2014
They call themselves the Gung-ho Globies and appropriately so, the Iowa State University student team was chosen as one of 10 teams worldwide to compete for $10,000 in seed money for developing an innovative idea to feed the world. Team members...

Strategies Offered by Iowa AgState to Help Farmers Capture Value from ‘Big Data’

December 16th, 2014
Ankeny, Iowa — Leading Iowa farm organizations, agribusinesses, state government and Iowa State University have developed comprehensive action steps to help harness the power of agricultural data to the benefit of farmers. “...

Beermann to Lead Animal Science Department at Iowa State University

December 10th, 2014
Beermann portrait
AMES, Iowa — Animal scientist Donald Beermann has been named the chair of the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University. Beermann, a former animal science professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will begin his new duties Jan...

Iowa Land Value Survey News Conference Set for Dec. 18

December 4th, 2014
Duffy portrait
AMES, Iowa — A news conference will be held at 10 a.m. on Dec. 18 announcing the results of the 2014 Iowa Land Value Survey conducted by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University. The news conference will take...

Online Tool Helps Farmers with Nitrogen Application Decisions

December 4th, 2014
Chad Hart portrait
AMES, Iowa — A federally funded climate initiative, that includes Iowa State University, has launched a new online decision support tool to help farmers and farm advisers manage the application of in-field nitrogen for maximizing crop yields and...

Iowa State University Research Featured in Special Climate Issue of the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation

December 4th, 2014
Journal cover
AMES, Iowa — Climate change and agriculture is the focus of the latest Journal of Soil and Water Conservation with most of the papers in the issue authored all or in-part by researchers and graduate students participating in the USDA-funded...

ISU to Lead New Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites

December 3rd, 2014
David Grewell portrait
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Board of Regents today approved the National Science Foundation Industry & University Cooperative Research Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites. The center’s research will develop knowledge about the production of...

Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust Creates Research Discovery Endowment for Instrumentation at Iowa State University

December 3rd, 2014
The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust of Muscatine, Iowa, has committed $1.5 million to Iowa State University to create a research discovery endowment for instrumentation in the Roy J. Carver Department...

Hipple Named Director of Iowa State University Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods

December 1st, 2014
Patricia Hipple photo
AMES, Iowa — A national program leader with the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been named the new director of the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods at Iowa State University. Patricia Hipple starts her new duties on Dec. 8. She has...

100 Years of Making Forestry Curriculum Real and Relevant

November 24th, 2014
2014 Forestry Camp Group Photo
AMES, Iowa — Making forestry curriculum relevant and applying land management concepts and skills to real-world situations has been the role of Iowa State University’s annual forestry camp since 1914. “What’s really cool is that students learn...

Thank You from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

November 21st, 2014
To you and yours, from all of us at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences best wishes during this season of gratitude and celebration! View this video and listen as our alums, students, faculty and staff share their thanks.

ISU Part of Team Honored for Excellence in Multistate Water Conservation Research

November 3rd, 2014
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AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is part of a team of 20 land-grant universities that has received a national award for water conservation research. The 2014 Experiment Station Section Excellence in Multistate Research Award was presented to...

Animal Science Professor Earns National USDA Teaching Award

October 31st, 2014
AMES, Iowa -- An Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty member has received the annual U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Agricultural Sciences Regional Excellence in Teaching Award. Curtis Youngs was one of...

Max Morris Named Chair of the Department of Statistics at Iowa State

October 22nd, 2014
Max Morris is the new chair of the Department of Statistics at Iowa State University. He succeeds Kenneth Koehler, University Professor, who served as chair since 2003 and remains on the faculty. The...

ISU Corn Stover Training Paying Off for Iowa Small Businesses and Startup Companies

October 16th, 2014
Corn stover bales are loaded on a truck.
AMES, Iowa — In the cornfields of central Iowa, employees of newly created, small, local businesses are preparing and collecting corn stover — the stalks, leaves and cobs left after grain harvest — as feedstock for the DuPont Biofuels Solutions...

ISU Animal Scientist Presented Lloyd L. Anderson Endowed Professorship in Physiology

October 13th, 2014
Jason Ross in the lab
AMES, Iowa — Jason Ross, an Iowa State University associate professor of animal science, was presented the Lloyd L. Anderson Endowed Professorship in Physiology to recognize his contributions to the field...

ISU Extension Scheduling Farm Bill - Program Overview Meetings

October 10th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Iowa farmers and landowners will learn about the new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the Farm Bill) at informational meetings conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and...

Iowa State University Soil Judging Team Wins Regional Competition

October 7th, 2014
ISU Soil Judging Team
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Soil Judging Team won the Region 5 Collegiate Soil Judging contest held here Oct. 2. ISU hosted the contest, which was authorized by the American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America....

Students Study in Seven Continents

October 1st, 2014
More than 400 students studied abroad through travel courses, service learning and internship programs during the past academic year. The curriculum offers unique and challenging opportunities to study on all seven continents. The programs help...