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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...

Horticulture Research Station marks 50th anniversary

August 17th, 2017
From Iowa State’s earliest day’s horticulture was a key component of the college. Horticulture classes were offered when Iowa State University’s first students were enrolled in 1869. ...

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...

Iowa State University Research Farm Near Lewis to Host Field Day Aug. 17

July 26th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm will present a variety of agricultural topics at a field day Aug....

Iowa State University’s Muscatine Island Research Farm Field Day Set for Aug. 15

July 24th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Research on corn, soybeans and vegetables will be featured Aug. 15 during a field day at the Iowa State University’s Muscatine Island...

Horticulture Focus of Iowa State University’s Fruit and Vegetable Field Day Aug. 7

July 17th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s annual Fruit and Vegetable Field Day on Aug. 7 will feature research and demonstration projects on fruit and vegetable production for commercial growers, extension personnel, non-profit organizations and master...

Former USDA Undersecretary to Join Iowa State University Food Science and Human Nutrition Faculty

July 17th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Catherine Woteki, who served six years as undersecretary for research, education and economics and chief scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has joined the faculty of Iowa State University’s...

Monarch Conservation Field Day July 24 at Iowa State University

July 11th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium is hosting a monarch conservation field day July 24 at the Iowa State University Field Extension Education Laboratory near Boone....

Dedication Ceremony Scheduled for New Food Science Lab at Iowa State University

July 10th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A newly renovated food science teaching laboratory, made possible by a charitable contribution from Mary A. Kelleher Nelson and R.W. Nelson and Kemin Industries, will be dedicated July 12 at Iowa State University. The dedication...

Monarch Butterfly Research on Program July 20 at Iowa State University Research Farm Field Day

July 5th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Research on increasing habitat for monarch butterflies will be among the topics presented at the July 20 field day at the Iowa State University Western Research and Demonstration Farm near Castana. The field day is open to the...

Iowa State University Northwest Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm field day set for July 12

July 3rd, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Information of interest to farmers in northwest Iowa will be presented July 12 at a field day at the Iowa State University Northwest Iowa Research...

Johansen Named Chair of the Roy J. Carver Department Of Biochemistry, Biophysics And Molecular Biology

June 29th, 2017
Kristen Johansen, a professor at Iowa State University, has been named chair of its Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. Johansen currently serves as the department’s...

Monarch Butterfly Conservation Efforts in Iowa Laying Foundation for Success Across Midwest

June 28th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A new U.S. Geological Survey study highlights multiple options for restoring monarch breeding habitat in the Midwest to...

Turtle Camp: A Super Herper’s Paradise for 30 Years

June 21st, 2017
By: Nicole Onken, CALS Communications Service When you drive over Gateway Bridge from Iowa to Illinois you’ll reach the Thomson Causeway Recreation Area, an island campground in the middle of the Mississippi River surrounded by...

Bouffard Named Chair of Department of Sociology at Iowa State University

June 21st, 2017
AMES, Iowa — A new professor of sociology at Iowa State University has been named the chair of its Department of Sociology. Leana Bouffard was previously a professor of criminology and criminal justice at...

Nason Named Chair of Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology at Iowa State University

June 21st, 2017
John Nason
Ames, Iowa — John Nason has been named the chair of the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology (EEOB) at Iowa State University. Nason, a professor of ecology, evolution and organismal...

Iowa State Scientists Add to Knowledge of Phosphorus Dynamics in Cover Crop, Runoff Study

June 21st, 2017
Ames, Iowa — A multidisciplinary team of scientists led by Antonio Mallarino, professor of agronomy at Iowa State University, has completed two years of a long-term field study to better understand the...

Iowa State scientists add to knowledge of phosphorus dynamics in cover crop, runoff study

June 19th, 2017
By Dana Wilson, Iowa Nutrient Research Center A multidisciplinary team of scientists led by Antonio Mallarino, a professor of agronomy at Iowa State University, has completed two years of a long-term...

Iowa State University Hosts International Group of Farmers and Agricultural Leaders

June 7th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences on June 19 will host a group of international visitors seeking information about agricultural issues. “Iowa State is a national and international leader in so many...

Media advisory: Iowa State University Joins the Challenge of Change Commission to Solve Complex U.S. and Global Food and Nutrition Security Challenges

May 16th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is taking part in the Challenge of Change Commission, a new effort to address food nutrition and security...

Indian Chief Minister Visits Iowa State University To Launch Seed Research Project

May 11th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has signed an agreement to partner with the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh to create a seed research center. The agreement marks the beginning of the inception phase to establish an Andhra Pradesh Seed Research...

Distance ed student earns agronomy degree from Argentina

May 9th, 2017
Juliana Albertengo traveled from San Jorge, Argentina to attend Iowa State’s Graduate College Commencement ceremony May 4. As a Master of Science in Agronomy distance student, Albertengo earned her...

Interim Director Named for Iowa State’s Beginning Farmer Center and Center for Ag Law and Taxation

May 1st, 2017
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University emeritus professor of economics has been named interim director of two extension-focused centers in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences — the Beginning Farmer...

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