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Iowa State students host IAAS World Congress

October 1st, 2014
Iowa State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students hosted the International Association of Students in Agriculture and Related Sciences (IAAS) World Congress in July. It was the first time it was held in the United States since the...

Agriculture Career Day Attracts Record Number of Recruiters

September 29th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Agriculture Career Day, set for Oct. 14 at Iowa State University, is expected to bring more than 250 employers, a record number recruiting for jobs in agriculture and...

ISU Dedicates Elings Hall and Sukup Hall, the New Home for Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering

September 25th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — More than 450 people attended the Sept. 25 dedication of Elings Hall and Sukup Hall, two new buildings that serve as the home for Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems...

ISU Ag Engineering/Agronomy Research Farm Marks 50th Anniversary

September 11th, 2014
AEA aerial picture
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms celebrated the 50th anniversary of its...

ISU Researchers Developing Nutrient and Erosion Management Tools

September 10th, 2014
BMPs tool screen shot
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University researchers expect to unveil later this year a set of decision-making tools for best management practices (BMPs) to reduce nitrogen, phosphorus and erosion/sediment losses. John Tyndall, associate professor in...

ISU Economist Advises Vigilance in Marketing Grain

September 4th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Marketing corn and soybeans promises to be a challenge for Iowa grain producers who expect to harvest record crops this fall, according to an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach...

Dedication Held for ISU's Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center

September 2nd, 2014
AMES, Iowa — More than 300 people attended the dedication program for the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center at Iowa State University on Aug. 29. “The Jeff and Deb Hansen...

Awards for Applied Research Presented to Iowa State University Faculty and Staff Members

August 28th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented research awards Aug. 28 to a professor of economics and an extension agricultural engineer....

ISU Center for Agricultural and Rural Development Awarded Grant for Lakes Survey

August 28th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University's Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) was awarded a $130,750 grant by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to renew a study that helped shed...

Iowa State Research and Demonstration Farm Late-summer Field Days Begin Aug. 26

August 19th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — A variety of crop-related topics including the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in agriculture, cover crops, troublesome weeds, crop diseases, pasture management, corn stalk use and soil fertility will be covered at late-summer field...

Harmon Named Interim Director of ISU’s Iowa Pork Industry Center

August 14th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University agricultural engineer Jay Harmon has been named the interim director of the Iowa Pork Industry Center. Harmon, a professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering...

Biofilter Conference to Present Latest Odor Mitigation Technologies

July 23rd, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University will host a conference Aug. 20 covering the latest biofilter technologies that can be used to reduce odors from animal-feeding operations. “Biofilters can be an effective means to reduce odor and other gas...

Aug. 11 Field Day to Provide Information for Produce Growers

July 21st, 2014
AMES, Iowa — The 2014 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day Aug. 11 will cover topics for fruit and vegetable farmers at Iowa State University’s Horticulture Research Station. "The field day is geared toward commercial production, but the event also...

Floating World Installation in Biorenewables Complex

July 18th, 2014
Floating World, a public art piece, was installed in early July in the Biorenewables Complex on the west side of campus. The piece was created by artist Ralph Helmick who worked with a committee of faculty and staff from the agricultural and...

Iowa State-grown Produce Available for Purchase

July 17th, 2014
From left, Laura Irish, a senior in horticulture, and Lindsay Meylor, a sophomore in horticulture, harvest green beans.       By Molly Foley ISU faculty, staff and students for the first...

Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture Meets with Carver Interns

July 17th, 2014
By Molly Foley On July 11, Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey visited Curtiss Hall to talk with the George Washington Carver interns on campus for the summer. “Congratulations for being a part of this program,” Northey...

New Federal Collaboration with 12 Land-grant Universities to Address Hypoxia in the Gulf Modeled after Iowa State University’s Work with State Agencies

July 11th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Water quality researchers and extension specialists at Iowa State University have joined with scientists at 11 other land-grant universities in the Mississippi River watershed and the Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Hypoxia...

Iowa State University Field Days Cater to Gardeners Seeking New Plants

July 9th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s Research and Demonstration Farms will kick off its series of Demonstration Home Garden Field Days July 21 in southwest Iowa. “Homeowners looking for new and...

Iowa State Crop Production Extension Moving to an Integrated Approach

July 8th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has created a new team and direction to advise farmers on corn and soybean production. “We’re moving from the more traditional model of...

New Research Progress Reports for ISU's Iowa Nutrient Research Center Available

July 7th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Six-month progress reports now are available online for research projects funded through the Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University. The center was established in 2013 by the Iowa Board of Regents in response to...

Agricultural Drainage Techniques to be Presented at Iowa Drainage School

July 1st, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will hold a three-day school beginning Aug. 19 to teach how to plan, layout, and install subsurface drainage systems. “The last several wet springs have shown the need for good drainage...

Iowa State Alumnus New Manager of Animal Science Farms

June 19th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Ben Drescher has joined Iowa State University’s Department of Animal Science as coordinator of its livestock teaching and research farms. Drescher, a native of Alden, Minnesota, earned a...

110-year-old Corn-judging Trophy Returns Home to Odebolt

June 17th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — A 110-year-old corn-judging trophy at Iowa State University has returned home to Odebolt for the town’s annual celebration, June 20 and 21. The A.E. Cook Corn Trophy was delivered this week to Odebolt to be displayed in conjunction...

Track and Field Star Now in Race to Help Combat Livestock Diseases at ISU

June 10th, 2014
AMES, Iowa – Fewer than 100 athletes have been inducted into the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Track & Field Hall of Fame since it began in 1976. One of the new 2014 inductees has traded in her track spikes for a lab coat and safety...

Iowa Soybean Research Center Approved by Iowa Board of Regents

June 4th, 2014
Greg Tylka photo
Ankeny, Iowa – The Iowa Board of Regents today approved the formation of the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University (ISU) in Ames. The center, a partnership between the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) and ISU, will take soybean...

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