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College Convocation to Honor Graduates

December 18th, 2013
On Dec. 21 nearly 300 students will graduate and be recognized by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The convocation program, starting at 9:30 a.m. in C.Y. Stephens, will honor the students individually. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. with...

Celebrating 150 years of George Washington Carver's Legacy

December 10th, 2013
Although the exact year and date of George Washington Carver's birth is unknown, most historians believe he was born in 1864. That's 150 years worth celebrating. In 2014, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will honor Carver for his...

ISU Student is 2014 President of Students of Agronomy, Soils and Environmental Sciences

December 9th, 2013
Bailey Morrell, a senior in agricultural studies with minors in agronomy and agricultural business, became the 2014 Students of Agronomy, Soils and Environmental Sciences (SASES) national president at the Tampa national meeting in November...

Endowed Professorship Presented to Iowa State University Faculty Member

December 5th, 2013
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Institute for Cooperatives has provided support for an endowed professorship presented to Keri Jacobs, an Iowa State University assistant professor who studies cooperative economics. “That the cooperatives in Iowa would...

2013 Horticulture Club Poinsettia Sales

December 4th, 2013
The 2013 Poinsettia sale has completed. Thank you for support.    The Horticulture Club’s annual winter sale provides students with hands-on experience in growing one of the most popular seasonal crops in the ornamental horticulture industry...

Iowa State Scientists Team Up to Keep Nitrates on Fields

December 3rd, 2013
Matt Helmers in the field.
AMES, Iowa — Keeping nitrogen fertilizer on farm fields, to support optimum crop growth, and out of streams and rivers is no simple formula. It’s complex. “Think ‘writing a novel’ versus ‘writing a recipe,’ ” said Matthew Helmers, an associate...

Ugandan Students Experience ISU Service Learning Program

December 2nd, 2013
By Kayla Greiner Two students from Uganda learned agricultural practices and entrepreneurial skills at Iowa State this fall as part of a program with the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods and Uganda’s Makerere University...

Thank You from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 2013

November 18th, 2013
From our successful students, to our supportive alumni, to our new and renovated facilities we have so many reasons to give thanks.  To you and yours, from all of us at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences best wishes during this season...

Iowa State University Air Quality Specialist Named Endowed Professor

November 12th, 2013
Hongwei Xin named endowed professor
AMES, Iowa — Hongwei Xin, director of the Egg Industry Center and Iowa State University professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering and animal science, has been named the inaugural Iowa Egg Council Endowed Professor. “It is truly an...

ISU Students Visit Farms During Agriculture Weekend Experience

November 6th, 2013
AMES, Iowa— Learning what it takes to manage an Iowa farm is what Iowa State University students took away from the 2013 Agriculture Weekend Experience (AWE) program. In October, eight College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students spent a...

Charles R. and Margo S. Wood Scholarship Awarded to Ross Lilienthal

November 5th, 2013
AMES, Iowa - Ross Lilienthal, a junior in agricultural studies, received the 2013 Charles R. and Margo S. Woods scholarship, awarded through the Iowa State University Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative. The $1,500 scholarship was awarded...

ISU a Partner in USAID Program to Develop Disease-resistant, Heat-tolerant Chickens for Africa

October 30th, 2013
Sue Lamont, Iowa State University animal scientist, is part of a $6 million research program to breed disease-resistant and heat-tolerant chickens in Africa.
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is a partner on a $6 million research program to breed disease-resistant and heat-tolerant chickens in Africa. The new effort is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of Feed...

Student Stays Connected to Agriculture as FFA National Collegiate Agriculture Ambassador

October 28th, 2013
By Kayla Greiner “My admiration for the American farmer, who is innovative, optimistic and hardworking, inspired me to become an FFA National Collegiate Agriculture Ambassador,” says Katie Johnson, a sophomore in agricultural and life sciences...

Bacon Expo Success

October 21st, 2013
https:// Iowa State University Bacon Expo Success 1,076 attended 1,250 lbs. of cooked bacon    248 days of preparation    100 lbs. of bacon donated to Food at First in Ames, a food pantry that provides a daily meal      60 students put in...

Iowa State Animal Scientist Helps Coordinate Swine Genome Program

October 17th, 2013
Chris Tuggle
AMES, Iowa — Chris Tuggle, Iowa State University professor of animal science, has been named co-coordinator of the U.S. Swine Genome Coordination Program. Tuggle will coordinate the program with Cathy Ernst, a professor of animal science at...

CALS Student Earns a Congressional Internship

October 11th, 2013
by Kayla Degner, Agriculture and Life Sciences Communications Service Brian Castro earned an opportunity this past summer that allowed him to advocate for his hometown community. Rep. Gutiérrez, left, and Castro...

World Food Prize Winner Mentored Iowa State Agronomy Professor

October 11th, 2013
Kan Wang portrait
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University agronomy Professor Kan Wang has kept up a weekly correspondence with World Food Prize winner Marc Van Montagu since studying with him,...

Iowa State University Extension Revises Nutrient Management Recommendations

October 9th, 2013
AMES, Iowa — Advances in soil-testing research has led Iowa State University Extension agronomists to revise recommendations for phosphorus, potassium and lime. “Field research is conducted continuously to assure that nutrient management...

Iowa State Curtiss Hall Renovation Highlights

October 3rd, 2013
After more than a century, Curtiss Hall has been renovated. On Oct. 1, 2013 more than 300 attended a dedication to celebrate. Curtiss Hall is the core of Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The renovation provides...

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Cedar County, Iowa

October 2nd, 2013
DES MOINES – Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Mechanicsville in northern Cedar County, making this the fourth location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa. Allamakee County...

Ag Career Day Job Fair Set for Oct. 15 at Iowa State University

October 1st, 2013
AMES, Iowa — The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University is holding its largest job fair ever Oct. 15. More than 230 companies and organizations will participate in Ag Career Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lied...

Iowa State University Announces New Iowa Corn Promotion Board Endowed Chair in Genetics

September 23rd, 2013
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has announced an investment from the Iowa Corn Promotion Board to establish an endowed faculty position in genetics in ISU’s Department of Agronomy. The inaugural...

CALS Record Enrollment . . . Again

September 11th, 2013
A message from Wendy Wintersteen, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences For the second year in a row, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has set a new record for enrollment. This fall...

Iowa State University Professor Honored for Research Accomplishments

September 11th, 2013
Mark Honeyman
AMES, Iowa — Mark Honeyman, an Iowa State University professor of animal science and agricultural education and studies, has been presented a research award by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The Dean Lee R. Kolmer Award for...

Iowa State University Professor Honored with Faculty Development Award

September 11th, 2013
Susan Carpenter
AMES, Iowa — Susan Carpenter, a professor of animal science at Iowa State University, has been presented the Rossmann Manatt Faculty Development Award by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The award, which was presented Sept. 10 at...

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