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Students Earn While They Learn with Science With Practice

April 28th, 2017
By Summer Bontrager, CALS Communications Service “Science with Practice” has been on the university seal for decades. Not only is it a saying, students are applying their education to real-life practices through the Science With...

CALS student helps organize Iowa March for Science

April 24th, 2017
Kaitlin Higgins and her daughter at the event. Kaitlin Higgins, a senior in genetics who earned a bachelor’s degree in agronomy in 2015, helped organize the Iowa March for Science. The state version of the national event...

Iowa State University Agricultural Engineering and Animal Science Professor Named Assistant Dean for Research

April 24th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — An acclaimed researcher in animal environment engineering at Iowa State University has been named the new assistant dean for research in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Hongwei Xin, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished...

Pierre Memorial Lecture in Soil Science at ISU to Feature David Myrold

April 7th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — David Myrold, a professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Science at Oregon State University, is the speaker for the 2017 William H. Pierre Memorial Lecture in Soil Science at Iowa State University. Myrold’s lecture is titled, “...

Iowa State University Symposium to Focus on Next Generation Agriculture and Seed Industry Outlook

March 30th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The Seed Science Center at Iowa State University will host experts from around the world in April to discuss agricultural innovations and opportunities in a symposium titled “Next Generation...

Harmon Named Interim Associate Dean for Extension in ISU’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

March 30th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Jay Harmon has been named the interim associate dean for extension and outreach programs and the interim director of Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension in the College...

Lawrence Named Interim Vice President for Extension and Outreach

March 27th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — John Lawrence, associate dean in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and director of extension and outreach, has been named interim vice president of Iowa State University Extension...

Iowa State's Lawrence Testifies Before U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee

March 24th, 2017
AMES, Iowa —John Lawrence, associate dean for extension programs and outreach in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and director of Agriculture...

Iowa State University Extension Specialists Honored by Wallaces Farmer and Iowa Master Farmers

March 20th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Wallaces Farmer and Iowa Master Farmers presented their Iowa Master Farmer Exceptional Service Award to two Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field specialists....

Dakota Access Funds Iowa State University Research of Pipeline Installation Effects on Farmland

March 6th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University will conduct a five-year research project that will study the impact of pipeline construction on crop production and soil compaction. Researchers began collecting initial data last fall on university-owned...

Ag Startup Engine at Iowa State University Research Park Receives Commitment from Venture Capital Firm

March 6th, 2017
AMES, Iowa – The Ag Startup Engine, an initiative at the Iowa State University Research Park, has attracted an investment from Next Level Ventures, a Des Moines venture capital firm. The Ag Startup Engine was created to help address two...

The British are Going, the British are Going!

March 2nd, 2017
By Summer Bontrager, CALS Communications Service A group of students from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will travel to Great Britain this month to learn about the potential implications of the country’s Brexit...

New Report Highlights Research Breakthroughs at Iowa State University and 10 Other Universities, Calls for Stronger Support of Food and Agricultural Science

March 2nd, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University and 10 other research universities have joined the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation to call for stronger federal support of the food and agricultural sciences. Their new report,...

Iowa Partnership Unveils Strategy to Conserve the Monarch Butterfly

February 27th, 2017
Media AdvisoryA teleconference call for news media with questions about the strategy is set for 12:30 p.m. (CST) today, Monday, Feb. 27. Call in to 1-866-244-8528, passcode 139057. AMES, Iowa — The...

Engrossed (Not Grossed Out) by Bugs

February 16th, 2017
By Summer Bontrager, CALS Communications Service Ginny Mitchell has a fondness for something that may make other people’s skin crawl. She loves insects, and has made a career out of it. Mitchell has worked for Iowa State for...

Maize on Mars - A Student is Making "The Martian" a Reality

February 13th, 2017
AMES, Iowa - Surrounded by a red rocky surface as far as the eye can see, you look up and gaze at the planet Earth in the distance. Your stomach growls and you realize it is time for dinner. Heading back to your colony, you harvest some corn from...

Northey, Gipp and Lawrence Highlight Coordination, Scaling-up of Water Quality Efforts in Presentation to Iowa Legislature

February 7th, 2017
DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, Iowa DNR Director Chuck Gipp and Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Associate Dean John Lawrence today highlighted coordination and scaling-up of water quality...

Iowa State University Professors Inducted into Meat Industry Hall of Fame

February 1st, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Two Iowa State University animal scientists joined several well-known food industry leaders when they officially entered the Meat Industry Hall of Fame. Joe Cordray and Joe Sebranek, Iowa State professors of...

The Cream of the Crop Retires

January 30th, 2017
By Summer Bontrager, CALS Communications Service In 1982, Vince Lawson started at the Muscatine Island Research and Demonstration...

Iowa Pest Resistance Management Plan Unveiled

January 30th, 2017
DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Associate Dean John Lawrence and Iowa farmer Larry Buss of Logan today announced the release of the Iowa Pest Resistance...

Iowa State University Research Farms Utilize Conservation Practices for Science, Stewardship

January 25th, 2017
Iowa State University’s 13 Research and Demonstration Farms around the state have served for decades as models of agricultural and scientific progress for Iowa’s farmers and landowners. The same holds...

Iowa State University Improves Algae Technology to Treat Wastewater for Communities and Businesses

January 24th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University technology that improves the efficiency of wastewater reclamation using algae has gotten the attention of small Iowa communities and the largest wastewater treatment system in the world. “This reactor greatly...

Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day at Iowa State University Set for Feb. 1

January 19th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Job recruiters have reserved all the spaces for the Feb. 1 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day at Iowa State University. The career event is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Great Hall of the ISU...

Report Highlights Progress and Long-term Challenges of Stream Nutrient Monitoring

January 9th, 2017
DES MOINES -- A 2016 report of Iowa’s water monitoring efforts for nutrients highlights both the complexity and long-term value of evaluating nutrient levels in Iowa’s lakes, streams and rivers. Developed jointly by the Iowa Department of...

Iowa State University Alumnus Creates Scholarship for Animal Science Students

December 21st, 2016
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University alumnus who is a world-class cattle geneticist has established an endowed undergraduate scholarship for students in animal science with an interest in genetics. Robert Walton Sr., of DeForest, Wisconsin, is...

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