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Iowa State University Animal Science Researcher Honored for Genetic Discoveries

December 12th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University animal geneticist was honored today for discoveries in swine genetics that have saved pork producers and processors money and increased meat quality for consumers. Max Rothschild, a C.F. Curtiss...

Iowa State University Agronomist Receives New Innovator Award from Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

December 6th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Improved crop yield predictions are expected from Iowa State University research generated by a Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research New Innovator Award grant announced...

Interim Senior Associate Dean Named for Iowa State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

November 20th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Ruth MacDonald has been named the interim senior associate dean and associate director of the Experiment Station of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University....

Iowa State University Faculty Presented 2017 Board on Human Sciences Awards

November 13th, 2017
AMES, Iowa – Two food science and human nutrition faculty members at Iowa State University were presented awards from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Board on Human Sciences, Inc....

Superintendent Named at Iowa State University Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm

November 10th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Terry Tuttle has been appointed superintendent of the Iowa State University Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm near Sutherland....

Colletti Named Interim Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University

November 7th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Joe Colletti, senior associate dean in Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and associate director of the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station, has been named the college’s interim dean,...

New Report Highlights Food and Ag Science Breakthroughs at Iowa State University and 10 Other Universities

November 2nd, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University and 10 other prominent research institutions have joined with the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation in urging increased federal support of food...

Panel at Iowa State University to Discuss Bringing Technology to the Marketplace

October 26th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A panel of Iowa entrepreneurs will share their stories about bringing technology to the marketplace at the Iowa State University Center for Crops Utilization Research and BioCentury Research Farm Nov. 8 affiliates meeting. The...

Bühler Establishes Lecturer in Feed Technology Position at Iowa State University

October 26th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A gift from Bühler Inc. has established the Bühler Lecturer in Feed Technology position at Iowa State University. After a national search, the inaugural holder of the Bühler Lecturer will be Sam Cook, who has been working since 2016...

Annual Drainage Research Forum at Iowa State University to Focus on Water Quality Monitoring, Nutrient Loss Reductions

October 24th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The 17th annual Drainage Research Forum will provide results and updates on drainage research and farm projects on Nov. 15 at the Iowa State University Alumni Center. “The Drainage...

Iowa State University STRIPS Team Assesses Tile Systems Under Prairies

October 10th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University research project has found that prairies, known for an abundance of deep roots, don’t interfere with tile systems running under them. Perforated tile are buried under cropland to remove excess water...

Iowa State University Agronomy Professor Honored as Global Professor of Biotechnology

October 9th, 2017
AMES, Iowa —Iowa State University is honoring an agronomy professor with the title of Global Professorship in Biotechnology. Kan Wang was presented with the professorship at a medallion ceremony Oct. 6...

Iowa State University Professor Honored with an Award of Distinction at UC Davis

October 9th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Max Rothschild, a distinguished professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University, was presented an Award of Distinction Oct. 6 from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of...

Iowa State University to Host Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day Oct. 17

September 28th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — There is plenty of interest in recruiting at Iowa State University’s Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day despite the downturn in the agriculture sector, said the organizer of the annual job fair. “Visiting with several of my...

For Half a Century, Soybean Performance Tests Have Helped Farmers Make Decisions

September 25th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Crop Improvement Association, an Iowa State University affiliated nonprofit, is marking the 50th anniversary of its...

Iowa State University Professor Receives Global Academic Leadership Award

September 22nd, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The director of Iowa State University’s Seed Science Center was recently honored by the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture. Manjit Misra, who also is a professor of agricultural and...

Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University Funds Water Quality Projects

September 20th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University has funded 11 new projects related to water quality. Researchers from Iowa State and the University of Iowa will...

Leopold Center at Iowa State University Schedules Listening Sessions

September 13th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Two more listening sessions will gather input on the future of Iowa State University’s Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture this month. The listening sessions are free and open to...

Iowa State University Research Uses Light to Neutralize Livestock Odors

September 12th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University researchers have literally, and figuratively, shed new light on the odor problems arising from livestock facilities. Jacek Koziel, an associate professor of agricultural and...

$14 Million Committed by Kent Corporation, Iowa Corn Promotion Board and Sukup Manufacturing Co. for Iowa State’s Feed Mill and Grain Science Project

September 8th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Kent Corporation is committing $8 million, the Iowa Corn Promotion Board $4 million and Sukup Manufacturing Co. $2 million in support of a new Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences educational and research...

Iowa State University Extension Releases Publications About Prairie Strips Conservation Practice

September 7th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A series of publications includes everything farmers and landowners need to know about a conservation practice developed by Iowa State University scientists that has proven environmental benefits. The...

Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

September 1st, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The 50th anniversary of Iowa State University’s Horticulture Research Station will be celebrated Sept. 16 at the farm near here. The public is invited...

Iowa State University Field Day to Highlight Sustainable, Organic Research and Practices Aug. 22

August 3rd, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s Organic Agriculture Program will sponsor a field day devoted to organic research and production practices Aug. 22 at the...

First Listening Session on Future of Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Aug. 9 in Ames

August 2nd, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A listening session to gather input on the future of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture will be held Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Iowa State University. The session, which is open to...

Iowa State University Hires Program Manager to Strengthen Statewide Pest Resistance Management Efforts

August 1st, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A new staff member at Iowa State University will coordinate day-to-day activities of a statewide effort to help Iowa farmers address pest resistance in their fields. Evan Sivesind recently joined the...

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