Research-oriented Centers/Initiatives/Facilities

Iowa Soybean Research Center

Chair/Director Name: 
Greg Tylka, Director
Phone: 
515-294-7318
E-mail: 
isrc@iastate.edu
Mission: 
The center promotes, establishes and coordinates highly collaborative and integrated private- and public-supported research, teaching and extension endeavors that directly and sustainably support short- and long-term soybean farmer needs and global market demands for soybeans.
Mailing Address: 

Program Coordinator: Jill Cornelis 2101 Agronomy Hall, 716 Farm House Lane Iowa State University Ames, IA 50011-1051

Iowa Nutrient Research Center

Chair/Director Name: 
Matt Helmers, Director
Phone: 
(515) 294-7801
E-mail: 
mhelmers@iastate.edu
Mission: 
The center was established by the Iowa Board of Regents in response to legislation passed by the Iowa Legislature in 2013. It pursues science-based approaches to areas that include evaluating the performance of current and emerging nutrient management practices and providing recommendations on implementing the practices and developing new ones.
Mailing Address: 

132 Curtiss Hall Ames, Iowa 50011-1050

Seed Science Center

Chair/Director Name: 
Manjit Misra, Director
Phone: 
(515) 294-6821
E-mail: 
seedsci@iastate.edu
Mission: 
The center improves the production, quality assurance, marketing, utilization and regulatory environment of seed through research, testing, teaching, outreach and international programs.
Mailing Address: 

102A Seed Science Building, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Abbreviation: 
LCSA
Chair/Director Name: 
Mark Rasmussen, Director
Phone: 
(515) 294-3711
E-mail: 
leocenter@iastate.edu
Mission: 
Named for Iowa-born conservationist Aldo Leopold, the center was established by the Iowa Legislature in 1987 to conduct research on the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of farming practices, to help develop profitable farming systems that preserve the productivity and quality of natural resources and the environment. It works with Extension and Outreach to share its findings with the agricultural community and the public.
Mailing Address: 

209 Curtiss Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-1050

Egg Industry Center

Abbreviation: 
EIC
Chair/Director Name: 
Susan Lamont, Interim Director
Phone: 
(515) 294-8587
E-mail: 
answeb@iastate.edu
Mission: 
This center seeks to add value to the egg industry by facilitating research and learning for egg producers, processors and consumers through national and international collaboration.
Mailing Address: 

201 Kildee Hall, Ames, IA 50011

Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods

Abbreviation: 
CSRL
Chair/Director Name: 
Denise Bjelland, Interim Director
Phone: 
(515) 294-9237
E-mail: 
susrl@iastate.edu
Mission: 
CSRL engages in the discovery and application of science-based and indigenous knowledge to promote resilient, sustainable rural livelihoods in developing countries. Staff initiate and support collaborative training and development activities that strengthen the capabilities of rural people and their institutions to: improve agricultural and natural resource management practices; build assets; diversify income sources; and achieve food security, nutrition and health. CSRL’s partners are indigenous nongovernmental organizations, universities and international research institutes.
Mailing Address: 

110 Curtiss Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-1050

Center for Crops Utilization Research

Abbreviation: 
CCUR
Chair/Director Name: 
Zhiyou Wen, Interim Director
Phone: 
(515) 294-0160
E-mail: 
ccur@iastate.edu
Mission: 
CCUR conducts basic and applied research and development, technology transfer and commercialization activities for new food, feed, biofuels and biobased products to add value to and increase the use of Midwestern-grown crops, increasing demand for crops and ultimately grower profitability and enhancing rural economic development.
Mailing Address: 

1041 Food Sciences Building, Ames, IA 50011

Center for Agricultural and Rural Development

Abbreviation: 
CARD
Chair/Director Name: 
John Crespi, Interim Director
Phone: 
(515) 294-1183
E-mail: 
jgarreau@iastate.edu
Mission: 
Established in 1958, CARD is among the largest university-based agricultural policy research institutes in the United States. It conducts public policy and economic research on agricultural, environmental and food issues. Researchers develop and apply economic theory, quantitative methods and interdisciplinary approaches to create relevant knowledge. Communication efforts target state and federal policymakers; the research community; agricultural, food, and environmental groups; individual decision-makers; and international audiences.
Mailing Address: 

578 Heady Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-1070

BioCentury Research Farm

Abbreviation: 
BCRF
Chair/Director Name: 
Matt Darr, Administrative Leader
Phone: 
(515) 296-6300
E-mail: 
bcrf@iastate.edu
Mission: 
This farm was the first in the nation to provide research, development, demonstration and technology transfer facilities that enable the integration of biomass production, harvest, storage and conversion into a complete system while making Iowa State faculty competitive for external funding and internationally recognized as the home of cutting-edge bioeconomy science and engineering.
Mailing Address: 

1327 U Avenue, Boone, Iowa 50036-7509

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